It’s not easy finding the right roofing contractor for your project and it’s not a decision to be made lightly. There are so many factors to ensure the quality of your roof remains uncompromised and is inexperienced, reputable hands. Deciding on the best contractor for your needs doesn’t have to be difficult, we have compiled a short list of questions to help compare roofing contractors and take a little of the pressure off the process.
Is the Contracting Business Legitimate?
Any business can look the part; however, a legitimate contractor should also be able to provide you with their ABN and you should find it easy to find information about them including contact details, who they are and where the office is located. Usually, the website will have all this information as well as a list of services offered and pictures of previous projects which is also an important part of the process. If a contractor provides limited to no information and doesn’t seem willing to provide the information, walk away.
Experience is another aspect to look at; the number of years a roofing contractor has been in business shows in part how well the project will be completed. It’s also a good indicator of reputation and reliability.
Is the Contractor adhering to safe practices?
South Australian regulations dictate that roofing contractors hold a valid Building Work Contractors Licence specifically in Roof Plumbing. You can request to see the licence or check the Consumer & Business Services register. Often warranties and insurance dictate that certain works be carried out by licenced tradesmen, so this is definitely one to check.
Just like most other States, South Australia, has a Code of Practice for all people who enter or work on a construction site and everyone on site must have a Construction White Card Training. All roofing works must also be carried out by those who have completed the Work Safely at Height Certificate as well. Make sure you ask your contractors about their safety process and how they intend to maintain that whilst on site.
Detailed Quotes and Scope of Works
All the quotes you pursue should be provided by roofing contractors who have seen the project to be undertaken and should include a scope of works for what is and is not included in the quote, this should be quite detailed. Other information quotes should contain include start and completion dates, warranties, material gauges and thicknesses, along with payment terms. If something should go wrong, it’s in both yours and the roofing contractors best interest to have a detailed quote to refer to.
Warranties and Certifications
A trustworthy roofing contractor should be certified or approved for the materials they are fitting. Manufacturer Certified and approved roofing contractors are trained, usually by the manufacturer to install their products and meet the manufacturer’s conditions. Leading manufacturers will generally only provide a product warranty on new materials if installed by a licensed, certified, roofing contractor.
Any professional roofing contractor will be happy to provide the answers to these questions and much more, all you have to do is ask. You should find a roofing contractor that meets your needs and the above standards. Confidence in your new roofing contractor will ensure that you enjoy a quality roof overhead and you’re not throwing your money down the drain.
Horizonline Roofing Specialists are positive we will meet and exceed all of your needs and answer any questions you may have about our services. We would be happy to provide an estimate for your roofing project, large or small. Avoid costly mistakes and discover how Horizonline Roofing can help you and your home by getting in touch today. Call to speak to one of our friendly team on (08) 8380 5796, or you can fill in our contact form and we will be in touch shortly.