Smart Ideas: Roofing Revisited

Finding a Good Roofer A solid, waterproof roof is a fundamental yet pricey part of our home – all the more reason to find a trusted professional to install and maintain one for us. Here are tips that help you search for the best roofer in your area: Seeking Recommendations A referral from a neighbor is a nice way to find a good roofer, because it’s likely that they are using the same or a similar roofing. Local online reviews should be considered too, especially those with the same roofing or a similar type you prefer.
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Also check with roofing contractor national association. Member contractors go through strict vetting before joining and are subject to checks every number of years. They should hold suitable public, employers’ and third party insurance, adhere to health and safety legislation, and operate alongside the organization’s code of practice and national/regional standards. Getting Quotes
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You have to contact at least three roofers instead of just one. A roofer may give you a quote for a simple project – for example, replacing missing or broken tiles and cleaning gutters – but will most probably want to come and see the site personally. Roofing is a business in which you may be given with estimates rather than quotes. This is because the contractor may be unable to assess the condition of the roof’s sub-structure until the outer covering (slates or tiles) have been taken out. In any case, get quotes or quotes in written form and ensure they cover the cost of both materials and labor. Be cautious of roofing contractors that offer you cash or VAT-free deals. Also, don’t automatically select the roofer who gives the cheapest estimate. Go back to online reviews or customer references, considering the quality of the survey, the recommendations you are given and the sense of confidence you get while knowing more about the company. It is smart to talk to the contractor for anything on the quote you don’t completely understand, or perhaps to ask why one contractor recommends something that the others haven’t, or why one contractor is cheaper than the rest. Hiring a Roofing Contractor Before any of the work commences, you have to see evidence of suitable insurance. If your project involves a new roof, or a major restoration of your current roof, you have to ask for a guarantee. Roofers also need to provide a written contract of works for more sizable jobs. This should cover all details, like unforeseen extra charges, penalties for work finished beyond deadline, workdays and work hours, materials, supply and guarantees, garbage disposal and costs (if any) and what happens if you find work unsatisfactory. Paying the Roofer You need to agree on a schedule for payments prior to any work. It’s not surprising to be asked for an installment upfront, especially for bigger projects. However, the last installment must only be paid if you are sure that you are happy with the results, and all the necessary paperwork is in order.

 

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