When thinking about re-roofing or a roof conversion, one of the most important question becomes: how do I choose the right roofing contractor? You may ask friends or family, co-workers. You could go on Google or Yahoo and search for a roofing contractor in your local area. While this decision is highly subjective to personal preferences, there are however, some basic principles that would serve to ensure that your roofing project goes smoothly. Many people are extremely cautious when it comes to looking on places such as Craigslist or Kijiji.
There is an inherent risk going with someone who does not have a basic website and/or are unknown through review sites such as Homestars,Trusted Pros or Better Business Bureau. You may end up regretting it later because of shoddy work or unprofessional service. Your home is an important investment and the return on investment when redoing a roof is substantial. Redoing your roof will generally get you 57% ROI. For more information, check out my other blog post: does a new roof increase home value?
There are so many roofing companies out there. Where do I begin?
Here is an article from the Better Business Bureau educating consumers on how to choose a roofing company. In summary:
Do they have references and roofing testimonials?
Can they provide a business license?
What is their experience in the roofing industry? Do they have any credentials?
Do they carryWork Safe BC insurance?
Are they insured for general liability in case of accidental damage?
Do they offer written warranties / guarantees on their workmanship?
Advantages and disadvantage to bigger and smaller roofing companies
Ensure that you do your due diligence on the companies that you have in mind. Be careful in thinking that just because a roofing company is bigger or have been in business for decades doesn’t necessarily make them the best choice. Sometimes smaller companies are hungrier to earn your business and build a solid reputation, whereas a bigger company may be set in their ways and possibly be bogged down with problems associated with larger companies (such as a lack of being personable). Bigger companies may lack a high level of customer service, (you may be just another roofing customer to them which is often the case) may charge a higher premium for the same type of work and materials a smaller roofing outfit can provide. Smaller roofing companies can often be more personable and likely communicate more effectively since they want to earn your referral as they continue to grow their company.
604 Roofing Ltd., a Vancouver and area Roofing Company
If you are in the Vancouver BC (Lower Mainland or Fraser valley) contact 604 Roofing for a Free Estimate.1-844-604-ROOF (7663)