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What to look for in a Roofing Contractor

29th Jul 2020

The key to selecting the ideal roofing contractor

Whilst every roofing job is quite unique, and what might be right for one job might not be right for another, there are several areas you can focus on to ensure you select the best roofing contractor for your job.

Here at Aspect Group Services, we provide you with a ‘backstage pass’, giving you the key information you need to make the right decision when picking your roofing contractor.

Peace of mind

Your roofing contractor should be a roofing specialist, able to provide you with tangible ‘peace of mind’ by offering a workmanship guarantee. Workmanship guarantees provide homeowners with coverage against workmanship or installation errors, and should cover both workmanship and materials. They typically last about a year.

You may also wish to check that they are a full member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. Membership of NFRC tells you they have been vetted as providing a high standard of workmanship.

All NFRC members are also required to ensure they hold all of the correct insurances, this includes:

  • Public liability insurance
  • Employer’s liability insurance
  • Products liability insurance

Having the right insurance in place should be a pre-requisite when making your choice.

References

Any competent roofing contractor will also be able to provide examples of roofing works they have completed in the local area. This should include references. If the roofing contractor, you are speaking to can’t do this… keep looking!

Let’s be fair – you want proof that the roofing contractor you have engaged with can deliver a quality roofing job before moving forward with them. You should also ensure that the samples they show you are up to date and, include works which have taken place in the last 3 months.

Accountability

The ideal roofing quote will come from a local roofer, working for a local roofing company that is well established in your area. Someone that delivers consistent quality roofing with a workmanship guarantee, this is exactly what we will deliver for you.

Aspect Group Services has been established in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire for over 45 years, we employ local well-trained staff and are happy to complete a free of charge no-obligation roofing quote. Aspect Group Services also believes in developing locally produced talent and currently have 4 apprentices on our workforce.

In summation our Aspect Group Services Top 6 tips in getting the right roofing contractor for you are:

  1. Search for local roofing companies.

    They should be able to offer you better value and a more personal service. They will also understand local needs and requirements along with local styles.

  2. Make sure they employ local roofers.

    Local Roofers know word gets around so they will want to do a better job. They will deliver to your requirements in the hope that you will then become a brand ambassador for them. There’s no advertising like word of mouth!

  3. Take the time to check out easy to find examples of work they have previously done.

    Make sure they can do a quality roofing job. You work hard for your money, so you want to make sure that your money works hard for you. Take the time to do your research.

  4. Ensure the company you contact will offer a free no-obligation roofing quote.

    You don’t want to be forced into accepting one. Quality roofing contractors will understand that you are looking to obtain several quotes for a job to ensure you are getting value for money.

  5. Don’t always go with the cheapest quote.

    Your roof is a long-term investment. You will want to ensure that you get the best available product and service – this won’t always be the cheapest quote you receive.

  6. Make sure they offer a guarantee of workmanship as peace of mind.

    It should cover both the workmanship and materials used and will go a long way towards protecting your investment.

Get a quote for your Roofing works today!