How to choose a Local Roofing Contractor

Your roof is undoubtedly a critical part of your home, protecting its structure and everything inside from the elements. It can also add both aesthetic and monetary value to your property. If your roof is crying out in dire need of repairs or renovations, you need to know how to find a reputable, professional tradesman to carry out high-quality work at a fair price. In this guide we’re going to outline the key steps to finding yourself the best roofer for your job!

Obtain local recommendations!

Do you have any family or friends who have recently had roofing work done? Has there been anybody on your Facebook feed recently showing off their lovely new roof? Get in contact and ask them who did the work, ask them about their experience with the contractor and if you can, pop round for a coffee so that you can see the work for yourself. This will give you an idea of the standard of work and customer service that you should be expecting should you choose the same roofer.

View their previous work!

A tradesman who is confident in their work will be more than happy to show you their portfolio and work similar to what you’re interested in, talking you through the process and answering any questions you have. Some tradesmen’s previous clients will even allow you to come and take a look at the work for yourself, if you ask nicely. Anyone who refuses to share their past work with you should raise suspicions immediately.

Check credentials!

It is crucial that you always investigate a company thoroughly before hiring them to do any work. The most important things that you should be looking for are that they are a licensed, insured business with the relevant accreditations and trade associations. Does the tradesman use the correct safety equipment and survey the area properly before any work begins? It is also a good idea to ask for the roofer’s details, including address and phone number. If there is any difficulty obtaining this information, it should be throwing up red flags for you and you might be safer looking for a different roofer.

Request a written quotation!

Before you agree to any work being done, request a detailed written quotation. This will clearly lay out the pricing structure, covering any and all expected additional costs. A written quotation also details exactly where your money is going, eliminating the risk of the roofer charging for unnecessary tasks or hiking the price up once work is underway. Further to this, never pay all the money up front. A confident roofer will be more than happy to wait until completion with just a deposit.

A Good Example

Res Tech Roofing are specialists in flat roofing that we found recently, utilising a product called Resitrix which is an EPDM single ply membrane. They also offer traditional tiling and lead roofing and have over 10 years of industry experience. With Res Tech you can be assured that you are receiving supreme quality, reliable and honest roofing work. They are based in Leigh on Sea and offer their services throughout Essex, Kent & London.