Tips for Selecting a Roofing Contractor.
Choosing the right certified and qualified roofing contractor is important and a complicated task for homeowners who are not involved in the roofing industry.
Roofing in the Ontario province is not regulated sphere of business. So it’s really important to choose a certified roofing company who will give their warranty for the job they did. There are a great number of roofing contractor companies which are not certified and have low-quality roofers and poor quality of work. Average roofing business company is usually working for 3-4 years and can be out of the roofing industry when some potential roofing problem could get the homeowner.
So here we provide some important tips and questions which can help you to choose the right professional roofing contractor for your roofing needs.
For how long period has the company been in this business?
If company is just established it will most likely get some problems in the future, and it will be difficult to keep their warranty for the job they did.
Does the roofing company has a permanent business office address, phone, and email during at least 3 years?
A stable contractor will be able to provide a business address, phone, website and email.
Does the roofing contractor use some other subcontractors?
Subcontractors are often paid at low rates, which can result of low quality work.
Does the roofing contractor give to the client a written contract and estimate? For sure they will do that.
Is the roofing company registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and does this roofing company have liability insurance?
A stable roofing company should be in good repute with the WSIB and have liability insurance.
Check it out to clarify if the roofing company is part of local and national industry associations.
A well-established roofing contractor should be a member of trade associations. Check out the following does this company a member of the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association, Ottawa Construction Association, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, and National Roofing Contractors Association.
Select for a contractor who is a certified installer of the products they present.
Also, certified roofing contractors can offer stronger warranties on the roofing products they install and follow stricter installation guidelines of the manufacturer.
Select for a roofing company that offers emergency service.
The reason why is a simple contractor who offers emergency roofing services can fix any serious problems of a roof quickly, even after regular business hours.
Select the roofing contractor for good references from previous customers using Google reviews.
A good stable company should have a big list of happy customers who are willing to give good references.
In the roofing industry, unfortunately, anyone can declare himself as a roofing contractor. Self-proclaimed as a roofing company handymen can provide enough low price and poor quality of the job without any real warranty.