Roofing companies are everywhere, but how do you go about finding the best one for your roofing needs?
There are some simple ways to "drain the swamp" so to speak and find your ideal roofer but first you need to educate yourself about a few key factors so let's dig in!
Yes, we all like a deal, but if a cheap price becomes your #1 motivation, you will likely not get the peace of mind that a highly qualified installation team can give you using the highest quality roofing products. I am not saying you have to pick the highest priced company, but be aware that in roofing like everywhere else in life, you generally get what you pay for.
Can I add to this that leaks are the #1 problem my team and I see that happens with cheap (poor) roofing work. These flaws can show up shortly or even after a few years, but a great roof should last at least 15 years, so, money saved off the top can easily get spent unnecessarily later on. Not good and definitely not cheap.
The same way you wouldn't hire an employee without some references, please do not go spend your hard earned cash on a roofing company that you have not taken the time to check their references.
This is easily done these days online. Check out Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews, Homestars Reviews, etc. This will give you a great idea of who you are dealing with.
Also, if you're friendly with your neighbours and they have had a good roofer experience, by all means, get on that and contact those local roofers to see if they may be a good fit for you.
If you have scheduled an appointment for a roofing estimate and they don't call you back promptly, or miss an appointment, please do not make the mistake of believing that this bad situation will turn out better once you have signed a contract. It won't.
Get More Than A Single Quote
Educating yourself means that you need to invest a bit of time in seeing more than one contractor so that you can compare notes and quotes.
Smart Questions that You Need to Ask
Before you hire a roofing contractor, you need to do some due diligence to get a picture of what services you are purchasing and what the company will be doing on-site. I have provided a comprehensive list to help so that you get the best crew and the best bang for your buck:
Shopping around for residential or commercial roofing services can be fraught with obstacles if you have no background in the roofing industry but if you consider the advice above, I believe you will be well on your way to a successful roofing project!
If you are considering some roof work, my team and I at Class Eh! Roofing have a long history in the roofing business and service the entire Niagara Region and our work exceeds industry standards for quality and workmanship.
Our staff is top-flight with many years of experience, and they have developed a level of expertise unmatched in the Niagara Region's roofing industry.
For a free estimate and a no-obligation assessment of your roofing problems, call us today at 289-687-6924 OR fill out the form below and let's chat! Stay well and safe everyone and please note we do have completely contactless service available for all your roofing needs during this COVID-19 health crisis.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!