HOW TO FIND THAT ‘AMAZING’ ROOFING CONTRACTOR
The Contractor With High Standards!
Would you settle for a plumber, restaurant or doctor that is just ‘average’ or has ‘decent’ standards? Average or decent, is just not going to cut it if you are going to be spending your hard-earned cash on your roof.
It can be tough job to find a business with high standards these days, but the best roofers focus on great materials, craftsmanship, and training for employees. They’re happy to share their processes and decisions with you because they’re confident that they’re providing you with an excellent roof. Plus, they understand the importance of providing their customers with a certain degree of transparency throughout the roofing process.
Now, to find that all amazing Roofer……Check Google, Yell, Checkatrade and other relatively neutral review sites to see what other homeowners have to say about local roofers, and don’t forget to take in the entire story before making that decision on your next roofing contractor. Before you start believing everything you read on the internet, remember this: Not all reviews and review sites are created equal.
Now let’s talk social media, more and more people are turning to these platforms, seeking advice and personal recommendations, I know I have! Its easy, most of us have a social media platform and its great for those personal recommendations, in just a couple of clicks you can have multiple recommendations handed to you on a plate!
With these, you can now start to make a short list of contractors, but what next? How do you know if a roofer has high standards for their work? It’s simple, just ask them. It only takes a few questions to understand if a roofer has high standards — and in turn, if they meet yours!
Treat it like an interview, you’re the employer and they are the employee. Check out a few of these questions that you should be asking.
· What type of Insurance do you currently hold?
· Can you supply me with two or three reference to check?
· Do you offer a free on-site inspection?
· Do you take photos during the inspection and after the completion?
· Do you do remedial repairs?
· Do you remove all roofing materials and how do you dispose of them?
· When do you and how do you bill or invoice?
Choosing a Roofer with a great culture and staff is also a very important point to keep in mind - Would you work hard if your boss didn’t appreciate you? Roofers who aren't appreciated by their boss won't work hard to give you a great roof, and why should they? A poor work environment makes it hard for anyone to do their job at their very best.
Learning about their culture can tell you a lot about any business. Do their employees seem happy and engaged? Are they able to answer your questions about the roofing process? Does it seem like they’re having fun? (If it’s raining, the answer is probably not as much 😉)
Not every roofing company is going to whistle while they work, and that’s fine. But if the roofers seem sad, disengaged, or are even making negative comments about their work while they work, there’s a chance you should’ve chosen a different company to get the job done.
Always look for positive, friendly employees and a great atmosphere when picking out a roofing contractor for the job. A good attitude can do wonders for your roof!
And one final point which I personally consider one of the most important points, choose a Roofer that goes above and beyond!
Ultimately, you want a roofer who focuses on the details and is passionate about their trade. You want someone who ‘nerds’ out about roofing materials and that all new product that’s just hit the market. You want someone who takes negative Google reviews personally. You want someone who’s dedicated to making their customers happy.
No matter which contractor you chose, go with your gut — if you find someone with proven experience and an energetic, helpful vibe, they might just be the perfect roofer for you!
Wouldn’t you rather put your roof in the hands of someone who is engaged and passionate? That could be the difference between a roof that lasts and a roof that falls apart.
Contact Patronas Roofing today, and let us help you start your next roofing project.
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