Your roof will last you a variable amount of time-based on several different factors, but ideally, you will only have to fix or replace it once during the ownership of your house. To help ensure that your roof lasts for years to come, you will want to hire the right roofers, but how do you know that you are hiring the right company?
When it comes to Vancouver residential roofing, there are a few tips to help you make your decision.
Go Local. In addition to helping local businesses, which is always nice, going local means you are dealing with a company well-versed in the rules and regulations that are pertinent to you. They will also likely have relationships with local suppliers and work crews, and if they have been working in your community for some time, they are more likely to be legitimate and reliable.
Verify Their Credentials. Even if you are going with an established local company, you should still do your research. This is true of any business that you will be entrusting with a significant project. You can check that they have the applicable required business license, and ask for proof of insurance, including liability coverage and worker’s compensation. All employees and/ or subcontractors should be covered. Not having adequate insurance could lead to issues for you in the event of injuries or other issues arising during the work.
Check Their Better Business Bureau (BBB) Always check that the company has a good score on the BBB and avoid any that you can’t find on BBB.org. Contractors can only retain their certification by maintaining a satisfactory rating.
Get a Written Description of the Work Being Done. You should have a written description of all the work to be done before you agree to work with any contractor. They should provide you not only details about the work itself, but also the estimated time and costs that will be involved.
Check Referrals and Reviews. Checking the company’s website to see their customer testimonials is standard and can be useful but remember that companies decide what they will post on their own sites so you may want to visit third-party websites to see other reviews. By researching the experiences of others, you will have an idea of what to expect for yourself.
The Work Should be Guaranteed. Any work that you have done by a roofing contractor should come with a guarantee for at least a year and must be in writing. It should also give details of what will happen should the guarantee not be met.
Your home is likely going to be the biggest investment you ever make, and the roof is a vital component. Don’t trust your investment to just anybody. When looking to fix or replace your roof, you want a roofer that demonstrates honesty, quality, and integrity. You want Komo Roofing. Contact us today to learn more and request a free estimate.