You know you need a new roof installed this summer. Like hiring any contractor to work on your home, you want to do your due diligence to ensure you’re hiring a reputable and experienced company. Adanac Roofing & Gutters in Vancouver shares tips for hiring the RIGHT roofing contractor for you residential re-roofing project:
Make sure they have insurance.
Any contractor you hire, for any project really, should have both liability insurance and WCB coverage. It is within your right as a homeowner to ask to see proof of insurance. You’d be surprised how many renovators are operating without insurance and this puts homeowners at risk. If any damage or injury occurs on the work site, you can be held personally liable for it. If they don’t have insurance, don’t hire them!
Just because they’re cheap, doesn’t mean they’re the right choice.
If you’ve gotten a few quotes and notice one is much cheaper than the others, be cautious. A low quote could mean they have less experience, or they will use low quality materials. Competitive quotes cover overhead for the roofing contractor, including insurance and employing experienced, knowledgeable installers. With a company doesn’t have to cover the cost of this overhead, you must wonder if they’ll do a good job. You know the old saying “you get what you pay for.”
Get a detailed contract in writing.
Never agree to a verbal contract, even if you get a good vibe from the contractor. You should receive a detailed estimate/contract that includes every aspect of the project. Labour, materials, disposal and other costs should be included, as well as a time frame or schedule for the project.
Feel comfortable with the roofing contractor…and ask questions.
You must feel comfortable with the contractor you hire. If your gut has an uneasy feeling, trust it. Throughout the project, you want to be able to openly communicate with the project manager and work crew. Ask lots of questions. How big is the crew? How long will it take? Will it be disruptive? When do you pay? Is a deposit required? What are the details of the warranty?
If the contractor is hesitant to answer your questions or takes an unreasonable amount of time to get back to you, walk away. You need to work with a company that is focused on your concerns and your satisfaction. A company like Adanac Roofing & Gutters.
Roofers in Vancouver
Adanac Roofing & Gutters is dedicated to getting the job done right, every time. When you choose them as your roofing contractor, you can trust that you are choosing professionals with experience and expertise dedicated to deliver the highest quality of service. They offer roofing installation and maintenance, as well as gutter installation and repair.