How to Choose the Right Roofing Company
When it comes to roof work, most property owners will agree that getting the job done properly is of prime importance, along with finding a roofing company that offers a great service at an affordable price. Flat roofs have traditionally experienced more problems than pitched roofs and are often seen as the poor relations in the roofing world. After all, a flat roof is usually cheaper to install but more prone to leaks and other problems. While this may have been true in the past, recent developments in materials technology have led to more robust roofing membranes that can withstand the effects of weather and time more efficiently than ever. If your flat roof needs some attention, then here are some issues to consider when choosing the right company to fix your roofing problems.
Look for a local company if possible as any legitimate roofing company is likely to have worked hard in order to build a solid reputation. It’s also the case that employing the services of a company with an official local address means that you know exactly where to find them should you need to do so. It’s also easier to check the work of a local roofing company – ask to see photos of their previous work in the area or check them out on the company’s website. Choosing a local company also means that the roofer can get to your home a lot quicker, which is a vital consideration when dealing with an urgent problem. A local roofing company will also have experience of the different types of roofing materials used in your area and what would work best on your roof. A local roofing company should be happy to arrange an appointment with you (at your convenience) to inspect the roof and recommend the type of work that needs doing and the types of roofing material that are available to you, often bringing samples of the materials for you to look at.
Check out customer reviews of local roofing companies on websites like Trustpilot and Checkatrade.com and look for the companies that have provided a high standard of work. See what past customers have to say about the work carried out and the level of customer service received to get a good overall insight into any company that you’re considering. Make sure that the roofing company you choose has fully trained workers and are approved installers of roofing systems. It’s also worth asking around friends and family members who have had roofing work carried out and consider their recommendations. Word of mouth recommendations are still one of the most popular methods of choosing a roofing company.
Any reputable roofing company will offer a warranty to cover the recommended lifespan of the roof covering products they install, together with a guarantee for the roof installation. Before you choose a flat roofing solution, it’s vital to ask the contractor how long the guarantee will cover and if the guarantee will be valid if you were to move house during this time.