Finding the right roofing contractor, whether for repairs or installations is important. The last thing you need is a dodgy builder looking after your new roof. Everyone has heard of the horror stories – business owners being ripped off, unfinished projects, roofing contractors disappearing halfway through the build, but these are isolated incidents, there are bad apples in every industry. This article looks at 3 ways to identify a reputable contractor.
- Past Projects
A commercial roofing contractor should be open and willing to share a portfolio upon request, if they aren’t, they probably have something to hide.
You should always ask a roofing contractor to see their previous work, this gives you an idea of their workmanship and the scale of projects they’ve previously been involved in. If a company is proud of their work, they should have no issues showing you some of the jobs they’ve been a part of. They’ll have no issues showing you case studies, a portfolio or write-ups which have made their way onto a client’s site or newspaper article.
It is important to see the type of work they do, so don’t forget to inquire about images and videos of past projects.
One of the best ways to find out about roofing contractors is to speak to their past clients to see what they have to say about their services.
A reputable commercial roofing contractor will be more than willing to put you in touch with a long list of happy clients who have availed of their services. If you’ve done a good job in the past, why wouldn’t you be willing to share contact details with potential customers?
Once you get a list of past clients, cross check the names online to ensure they are legitimate. Once you know you are speaking to genuine ex-customers, you can then go about calling each one for a short conversation. You may even find that some are located close to your premises, so it may be possible to visit their property to have a look at the roof first-hand.
- Licensed Contractors
When looking for commercial roofing quotes in Perth or any other city in the country, you mustn’t forget to inquiry about proper licensing and insurance.
Anything can go wrong during a roof installing, so you must have guarantees that everything will be taken care of by your contractor. Any leading roofing company expects to be asked by customers to see their licensing and insurance certificates. If you attend a meeting and the contractor can’t produce all the relevant documentation, don’t sign any contracts until they do so. You don’t want to be held liable if one of their employees gets seriously injured while on the job.
Investing in a commercial or industrial roofing project can be a dauting prospect, you’ll need to do tons of research before construction gets underway. You must be prepared to ask all the right questions when you shortlist potential candidates, the right company will make the process a lot easier, giving you exactly what you need in the end.