Roof systems can be expensive and confronting; they are possibly the biggest decisions and choices when it comes to our homes. Roofs come with so many other decisions to make too, whether its colour schemes, materials, and whether to replace or restore the roof; the single biggest decision to make is who to hire to restore or replace your roof. You need to choose a local expert on roof structures, design and of course cost effective. But how do you make the choice when there are so many contractors out there? Well we have some of the important tips and tricks and things to look for right here for you; read on for our advice on choosing the correct roofing contractor for your needs.
The first question you should ask is whether the people completing the work are qualified and if the individuals and the business have the appropriate licences. Roof work is a licenced trade and so this is key, and you can run checks to make sure the licences are current and without any conditions. Its also good to check with the contractor how any apprentices will be supervised during the work. The apprentice needs to learn, but you want to make sure they will be supervised by a licenced and qualified roofer.
As a specialised trade, you want to make sure you are dealing with professional tradesmen who are appropriately licenced and qualified. It should send up red flags if the contractor you are dealing with doesn’t want to provide the information to you. Its usually a good sign to move on.
Check into the services the Contractor provides. If they provide a little bit of everything including work that isn’t really roof related, dig a little deeper and make sure they are licenced for the work you need done. There is nothing to say contractors who do other work or offer other services are not competent, its just a way of double checking your contractor is the right one. Contractors can sometimes expand their offering of work in order to attract new clients, but this can also mean the Contractors isn’t as skilled. When it comes to roofs you want a skilled contractor to reduce the risk of things going pear shaped.
On the other hand, you might prefer one contractor to look after all your roof work, so if the contractor shows they can provide the variety of services like replacement, restorations, repair, removal of asbestos, gutters, insulation and skylights, to name a few.
Warranties and Guarantees are a must, non-negotiable component, just like the licences. A contractor who doesn’t provide a warranty or guarantee on their work, might be hiding something or is simply not comfortable with their own work. Best to simply move on.
Finally, happy customers are a good indication of a solid contractor. See if you can find some reviews of the contractor online and just for yourself on whether the contractor provides services other customers are happy with.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used replacing the COLORBOND® roof on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.