What to Ask Roofing Contractor

by | Aug 7, 2020

When it comes time to make any roof repairs or you want to make sure the roofer you choose will do a great job. Before you hire just any roofer, you should take the time to ask them a few questions to ensure they are the right qualified, contractors for the job. Today, the Powerdrive Roofing team has a list of questions to keep in mind before hiring your roofer.

#1: Do you have the licenses and insurance required for a roofing contractor in Perth?

Roofing is a dangerous job, and requires proper training, licenses, and most definitely insurance. You need to make sure they have a current license, public liability insurance, and workers comp insurance. Be sure to ask for the relevant paperwork as proof. At Powerdrive Roofing, we carry up to date insurance and workers comp for all employees as required.

#2: How long have they been in business? How much experience do their employees have?

Your roof is what protects everything from the elements including the home’s contents. You need to ensure whoever is up on your roof knows what they are doing. Be sure to ask how long the roofing company has been in business; (you can check their ABN historical details online) you don’t want some fly by night company that will take your money and run and unfortunately in Perth they are more common than we care to think. You also want to make sure their employees are experienced and have been with the company for a decent while too, this shows loyalty to the company and shows the company provides a good environment for its staff which usually transfers to its customers. Our Powerdrive Roofing team has more than 20 years’ experience in the roofing industry, that is just the owner alone. Powerdrive Roofing has also have a patent in affect finally from May of 2020 for Treatment of Chemical Delignification so not only are we in the industry, we are making waves in the industry and improving the industry for the benefit of the you consumer.

#3: Can you provide any references for any recent work?

Any established company will have references for you to contact or previous customer testimonials available for you to read. This will help you when it comes to decision time and hiring them. If previous clients have had a good experience, it is more likely for you to as well.

#4: Do you provide a warranty?

While roofs are made to last for many years, it’s important that you understand your warranty and what is covered. Manufacturer defects are possible and may not be found until your roof has been installed for a while. While this is not the fault of the roofing company nor the manufacturer you need to find out if it will be addressed as part of warranty. You also want to ask about the warranty on the manufacture and installation. Be sure you understand the terms and duration of the warranty as they are not always as clear cut as they seem, as well as who you need to contact about warranty claims.

#5: how much will be the total cost? and how long will it take?

A new roof, re-roof or roof replacement is a large job, especially because you are replacing your entire roof. Make sure you receive a complete written quote (signed by both parties) of how much the job will cost before allowing the roofing contractors to begin work. Powerdrive Roofing provides free quotes, so you know exactly what to expect from the generally from the first site visit, once a quote is submitted as long as there is no extra works added on by the customer, the price is firm. In addition to the cost, you want an estimation of how long the job is going to take to complete, obviously there are factors that can affect the time line such as weather and unforeseen circumstances but we can generally give you a fairly accurate timeline. Projects like this can sometimes interrupt your home life, in general the don’t and we do our best to work around our customers’ needs but there is some things that are just unavoidable, all though for the greater good and the prize at the end is worth the couple of days you may be slightly put out but you should be aware of what to expect.

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