What to Look For in a Roofing Company

September 27, 2019

When your roof is in need of repair or replacement it can be stressful finding the right company to work on it. We’ve compiled a list of things to look for in a roofing company to help you find the best professionals available. Each company may have its own specialty or unique features, for instance, at Wolfenburg Roofing we specialize in flat roofs. 

 

 

Referrals and Reviews

 

It’s best to use local referrals to base your assessment on. It doesn’t help you as a homeowner if there are good referrals three cities over, as it may not be the same crew or supervisors. People who work locally will also be aware of the city code in your area, and any sort of special considerations that come with building in your specific township. They may also have a relationship already established with your local suppliers. This type of relationship can end up saving you money on materials.

 

Insurance and Warranties

 

If something goes wrong on the job site it can be devastating. People can get injured, or damage to your home can occur accidentally. It’s best to use a roofing company with adequate insurance. This way if there is a works compensation claim or say, a broken window, you’re completely covered financially. 

 

A proper roofing company should be able to provide you with a copy of their insurance certificate so you can validate their coverage. You should also expect to pay an insurance deductible, and you should not listen to a roofer who says it isn’t required. This is a way some contractors commit insurance fraud which ultimately puts the homeowner at risk. 

 

Another thing to consider is the workmanship warranty. If an issue arises within a certain amount of years you are covered by warranty typically. However, the length of this warranty will vary depending on your roofing company. Finding one with a solid warranty is essential to your peace of mind as a homeowner, as it can take months or years for an installation issue to show. 

 

Safety

 

The contractor of your choice should have an extensive training and safety program for every crew member. It takes special knowledge to keep yourself safe on a roof, even a flat one. Talk to your contractor about safety equipment and training to see what protocols they follow to ensure the safety of their crew. 

 

Material Options

 

Your roofing expert should be able to offer you a few different options throughout the process when it comes to materials. If you’re unsure if there’s another option for the same problem, it may be indicative of your contractor taking advantage. Do your research and find someone who you’re comfortable with, who will show you all the potential materials available. They should also discuss the different methods they can use to fix your problem if there is more than one option available for the problem at hand. Your contractor should be able to explain what they’re doing and why they chose the method they’re using if you need them to. 

 

 

 

The Bottom Line

 

Don’t settle for a subpar job when it comes to your home or commercial building! Make sure to look into reviews, insurance, and the safety protocols of any potential contractor. Your contractor should also discuss material options with you and be able to offer a reason for choosing their methodology. Call us today for a free quote at 613.800.9058 or send us an email at info@wolfenburg.ca. 

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