How to choose a flat roofing company
Installing a new roof is not exactly a cheap investment, so you couldn’t afford costly mistakes. There are a lot of roofing options today and if you don’t have any idea about what to do, you may find it hard to choose which option suits you. A reliable roofing contractor can guide you and give you some ideas about the right roofing option for your home. However, not all roofing contractors are the same. Here are some of the most important questions to ask when looking for a roofing contractor.
When do they plan to do the work?
The roofing contractor should offer a method of working that fits in with your routine and doesn’t cause of a lot of disturbance. You need to know what days of the week they are working and how many hours they plan to work. A contractor who shows up at 6 in the morning may disturb your routine, while someone who works from 12 noon to 4 in the afternoon on three days a week may not be able to finish the job fast.
As such, it is important to ask the roofing contractor about the expected start and completion day of the project. You should also ask them about how they deal with bad weather and what factors will force them to stop their work. Don’t forget to ask the contractor whether they’ll take all rubbish and debris away or you’ll be the one responsible for cleaning the mess left behind.
How much do they charge?
While price is important, it is not the only factor that you need to consider. Getting at least three quotes is a good idea. Talking to different contractors can give you a better idea of their services and prices. Find out what is included in their quotes and know the nature of the materials they are planning to use. This will allow you to conduct some research to see which contractor offers the best service.
Get the quotes in writing, but just keep in mind that these quotes may be based on things and expectations that may change once they start to work. Choose a roofing contractor that you automatically trust and seems proficient. Although the contractor may require a deposit, you should never pay for the whole cost upfront.
What kind of protection do they offer?
You need to know what kind of protection the roofing contractor offers. What kind of warranty do they provide? Does this warranty cover both workmanship and materials? You should also ask if their warranty is still valid even if they go out of business. If the company shuts down and the roof they fixed or installed fails after a few years, you need to know if you’re still covered by their warranty.
Asking these questions will help you determine whether you should pick the roofing contractor or not. This will also help you know if they can complete the job to the highest standards and the right price.
If possible, get references
If it is possible to do so, ask them for some references of previous jobs they may have done. This will help you to understand their level of workmanship and make sure their previous customers have been satisfied with the end result.
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