When it comes to choosing a roofing company to replace or restore your existing roof, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Not only that, but these people will be working in and around your home, so you also want to ensure that they’re professional and respectful of your space. We’ve put together a list of the things you should consider when hiring a roofing company, to ensure you’re only getting the highest quality services for the best possible price.
Are they qualified?
Believe it or not, there are unfortunately some truly dodgy roofers out there. The ‘man in the van’ phenomena that’s hit the internet in the trades industries has led to some skeptical claims of qualifications. If you want to make sure you’re only hiring qualified professionals, ask the following questions about the companies you’re looking at:
- Do they have a legitimate website?
- Do they have a physical office that you can drop into?
- Does their team consist of qualified builders (with a building licence)?
- Are they happy to chat to you about their qualifications either in person or on the phone?
- Do they work with leading brands (e.g. Colorbond and Dulux)?
Any legitimate business will have insurance in place that covers their employees for any injuries obtained on a worksite. A dodgy roofing company or individual tradesman may not be properly insured. This means that if they hurt themselves on the job, you could be held liable as the incident took place on your property. Always double check that the company you have hired is properly insured so that you aren’t taken advantage of.
The right skills & equipment.
A qualified builder will be able to take a look at your roof and judge what equipment they’ll need to get the job done. Not only that, but they’ll be able to find you the best deal on materials. Some businesses that have had longstanding relationships with leading brands in the industry may even have access to deals on roofing supplies that other companies don’t. Basically, it pays to hire a roofing company with stacks of experience and industry contacts.
Not only that, but a proper roofing company will have a staff force with varying skills. For example, at Allied, electricians can be called upon to come out and help with a roof replacement or restoration where the existing roof has solar attached. You only want a qualified electrician dismantling and reinstalling your solar, as you know how sensitive it can be, and how much you invested in it! Allied frequently install solar themselves, meaning that they have loads of experience handling the panels and ensuring their safe keeping.
What’s the warranty?
A professional roofing company will always offer you a warranty with your new roof. They are confident supplying these warranties because they know that they have done a darn good job with their installation! No cutting corners or using cheap imported products to get the job done quickly. A professional roofing company will be efficient but thorough, and always ensure that your roof is stable and will withstand harsh Australian weather.
But a legitimate roofer also recognises that unforeseeable circumstances can damage your roof and that accidents happen, and that’s why you can rest assured that you’ve paid for top notch services by receiving a warranty. At Allied, all roof replacements come with a 25-year warranty.
A new roof is an important but serious investment. A professional roofing company understands this and can offer their customers payment plans to assist with their finances. Only businesses with a good credit rating with their bank can offer payment plans for their customers. Allied offers a zero deposit, no interest payment plan for approved customers. This not only proves that they’re a reliable business, but also that they always put their customers first.