It is a given that roofing repairs and the need for re-roofing will come up sooner or later if you are a homeowner. When they do come up, you shouldn’t be caught off guard about choosing the right roofing company. So, to prepare you for the fateful day, we at Sanderson Roofing have come up with five tips that will effectively help you choose the right roofing contractor for your house.
The first thing you need to do is make a list of all the roofing companies that your friends and family living in your neighbourhood have hired before. Then, do a little bit of research and find out who are the most reputed roofing companies in your area and add them to your list. Now, approach each of the companies in your list and find out these five things about them:
Roofing is a highly competitive business and without high-quality work and excellent work ethic, no roofing company can last long. So it is safe to conclude that a roofing company that has been in the business for 20 years or more will be reliable.
Ask the roofing company for references from its last three customers and of a customer that it worked for five years ago. You will understand the company's loyalty to its customers and give you a perspective on their current work quality.
You should not hire a roofing company that cannot produce safety certifications or provide insurance. Ask for the company's OSHA logs and EMR rating to ensure it has a clean safety record. Also, contact the company's insurance provider to verify that its insurance policy is active.
4. Worker expertise
Roofing professionals have to be specially qualified to install roofing products from different manufacturers. The roofing company you hire should have professionals qualified to install products from a large number of manufacturers. This will give you the option to choose from a large variety of roofing products.
Roofing companies have highly competitive pricing. Ask for quotations from all the shortlisted contractors and evaluate the pricing and benefits ratio to land the best deal. Some roofing companies provide workmanship warranties that cover any faults in installation. Some offer maintenance programs as part of their contracts. You have found the right roofing company if it provides both and has great pricing.
Finding the right roofing contractor is the most crucial step in your roofing project. You need not look any further – Sanderson Roofing has been Ottawa’s most trusted roofing contractor for over a century. We offer commercial roofing, residential roofing, roof repairs and roof snow removal services. We just celebrated our 125th anniversary - read about our journey in our blog.
Contact us today for a quotation on your roofing project.