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Five Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

What is the most important part of your property? Some might say it’s their bedroom or the kitchen or any other part that is important for their day-to-day life. Sure, these rooms and parts of your home are extremely important, but we believe the most important part of your house is actually the roof. But just like any other part in your house, exterior or interior, roofs are also prone to damage. 

Roof damage can be caused by things like heavy rainfall, storms, strong winds, snow and mould growth. Even if your roof is not damaged but has served you beyond its lifespan, it will likely be prone to damage quite easily. So when the time comes to getting a roof repair, one of the most important things is to choose the right roofing contractor. 

In this blog, we will tell you a few tips that will help you choose the right roofing contractor in your region. 

Get Referrals

You can ask your family, friends, and relatives who might have got roofing services from a contractor in the region. This way you will have a few options shortlisted. Make sure that you have at least three roofing contractors shortlisted with the help of referrals. This will help you make an informed choice. 

Get Advice

Before you hire a roofing contractor, get to know how much knowledge they have. You can do this by getting direct advice on how they will handle your roofing issue. Ask them questions like what kind of materials they will use. If they are hesitant to answer these questions or avoid giving you immediate advice, don’t hire the said roofing contractor.

Get Quotes

Always ask for an upfront no-obligation quote. This will not only give you an idea of the overall cost, but it will also tell you how thorough and transparent the contractor is with their clients. Transparency when it comes to pricing is a necessary feature for any home improvements contractor. Make sure you don’t just choose the contractor that offers you the cheapest quote, as“if you think a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur”. Also, make sure that the quote you get from the contractor is given to you in writing. Remember “if you think a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur”.

Insurance Backed Guarantee

The trading association National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) says that you must always get an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) for roofing services. This guarantee is different from the guarantee that your roofing contractor will provide. It’s extremely important to get IBG to cover your roofing expenses. This guarantee will cover your roofing if the contractor you hired goes out of business. You will still have a guarantee on your roofing that will help you get roofing services as required. 

Payment Terms Agreement

You might already know that roofing installations or replacements are an expensive investment. And you certainly don’t want your money to go to waste. That’s why agreeing on payment terms before the work starts is of the utmost importance. 

There might be certain contractors that will ask for upfront payment. Be careful! Sometimes contractors just vanish once they have taken money from you, and you are left with an extreme loss and a damaged roof. If you find a contractor that gives you VAT-free deals, stay away from them as it will be difficult for you to track them down. 

If you live in Manchester and are looking for a roofing contractor, you can get in touch with us at Manchester Roofers Ltd right away. We tick all these boxes, and have been providing roofing repairs, installations, and maintenance services in the region for more than 15 years. We are accredited and certified IPAF and CHAS for providing professional, experienced, and safe roofing services. 

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