The process of finding a roofer to fix your leaky roof or damaged tiles isn’t always the most exhilarating of tasks, and it can be challenging to find the right roofing contractor who is competent and affordable. Below we’ve provided some handy tips to help in your search.
Assess the damage
If it’s safe to do so, or if you know someone handy you can rely on, it’s always beneficial to assess the level of damage before contacting a roofer to provide an estimate. Although rare, some dishonest traders will overestimate the cost leaving the customer out of pocket.
Gauge the roofing contractors experience level
One of the most systematic ways to measure the experience and capability of a roofer is to ask a multitude of questions. Ask if they have encountered similar issues to one you’re experiencing with your roof, and even enquiring of past projects will provide an excellent guide to their ability and knowledge.
Establish their credentials
When you have a roofing contractor in mind, it’s wise to check they can do what they claim they can. There are a plethora of online directories of vetted tradespeople, including Checkatrade and TrustATrader, which allow customers to leave honest reviews. Alongside these, a reputable roofer is usually a member of a recognised association such as The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
Free written quotation
A general rule of thumb is to try and obtain three written quotes and not necessarily opt for the most economical option. A written quote should itemise the work to be carried out and how the cost has been calculated. If further work is needed after the initial price is agreed upon, it should be submitted as a written quote.
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