Given that it now costs about £ 8,000 for a new roof replacement to a Victorian back addition terrace it’s easy enough to see why it is so important to choose local roofing services with a good reputation to carry out your project.
I suppose one of the main things that set Roofers replacement jobs apart from all the other expensive home improvements jobs is the fact that you don’t actually get to see much of the finished work. Sure you can take a look from across the street or from the end of the garden but in fairness it’s not like new double glazing or a nice fitted kitchen that you get to admire every day and that all your visitors pass praising comments on.
It’s a bit like buying life insurance in that you spend a load of money on something you don’t see in the hope that if there is a problem you are completely covered. In this case you’re buying a new roof and one of the best ways to ensure that you are completely covered is to find local roofing services that tick all the boxes in the selection procedure.
Choosing Local Roofing Services
The idea that you would choose your roofing services based entirely on cost is a huge mistake. Yes, we all want to keep the costs down but roofing it not a job that homeowners can inspect every day whilst the work is in progress to ensure that the job is being done properly. In fact 99% of homeowners wouldn’t have any real clue as to whether the job is done properly during the course of the work or not.
Given that you can’t reasonably inspect the work, can’t tell if it is done correctly or not then don’t you think that it might be a good ideas to use local roofing services that care about their reputation and are available to sort out any premature defects or problems.
Use Our Roofing Contractors Checklist
Local roofing companies that are established will want to protect their reputation so it is highly unlikely that you will be ripped off. Whilst you may not have had direct contact with local roofing companies before it should be easy enough to make a telephone call and find out:
- How long the company has been trading?
- Are they members any trade organizations in particular either of the two main trade organizations such as CORC or NFRC?
- Do they have evidence of current Public Liability Insurance?
- Do they provide a guarantee on their labor and materials?
- Do they provide references with contactable telephone numbers for work previously carried out in your locality?
In general, if you can find local roofing contractors that can give you the thumbs up to the above queries then you are well on the way to a sound roofing replacement.