New to the province, and need a roofer? Don’t commence your search for the right one without using these handy tips.
Don’t go for the cheapest roofer. While it may seem like it is saving you money and sometimes a cheap roofer is good, a more expensive and more specialized roofer will result in better work.
Another clause that should be accepted by any roofer is the retention of 10% of the total amount that is due to be paid to him. This is a good way to make sure that your project is not left unfinished. The 10% retention can be released after the final completion and handing over of the job.
Your roofer will be in charge of hiring sub-contractors so if you think that at any time you can negotiate better to get a cheaper deal notify the roofer. You will need to agree on a sub-contractor working with you so make it a neutral sub-contractor. Make sure you do not go over the head of the roofer without his knowledge.
If you have trouble contacting a roofer before you hire them, you should expect to have trouble contacting them after they are working for you. Professionals that are too busy to talk about the possibility of a lucrative job contract are too busy to earn your business. Lack of professional behavior, like basic communication skills and willingness to discuss work, are signs of deeper problems.
You might come across many door-to-door roofers who come looking for jobs. Be wary of them as they might try to lure you in giving them a job by offering to do it at abnormally low rates. Be sure to check their backgrounds and legitimacy. If it is too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
The internet is a boon for people who want to complain. But quality professionals tend to answer such complaints online as well as by personal contact. You can verify from the roofing company’s complaint records on how they resolved customer complaints. You could even check with the complainant if you are able to contact him.
Don’t back away from giving out bonuses good work done within time and with exceptional standards. Let them know that you will become a strong referral if they do a good job for you. Keep a check on them daily so they have to be professional constantly.
If a change happens and it doesn’t really affect the outcome of your job, you should make a note of it in writing. Try to be a little flexible and not get too upset if the job does not go exactly as you had hope. If the change doesn’t really affect the outcome then don’t be too tough on the roofer.
Author: Bob MoreyThis author has published 12 articles so far.