A common proverb says, ‘it is better late than never’. However, when it comes to roof maintenance, even ‘late’ can result in severe consequences. Considering today’s huge apartments and office buildings (with multiple floors), roofs are under immense pressure and are more prone to damages. In such a scenario their maintenance becomes crucial and any delay in their repair can result in heavy losses.What services roofing contractors offer?
When faced with roof troubles, all that you need to look for is-roofing contractors. These contractors offer a number of roofing services, ranging from fixing minor issues to installing a completely new roof. They are experts when it comes to fixing roof leakages, cracks, replacing the old worn-out material with a new one, etc. They are professionals who inspect, analyze and ensure that your roof is in a good condition, and certify your safety.
Who are qualified roofing contractors?
Qualified roofing contractors always have a legal license of working. So, always make sure to ask your contractor to produce his work license before taking the hiring decision. These contractors are also insured. Further, their installation work is usually approved (for warranty purposes) by some of the best roofing material manufacturers.
How to select the best professional contractor from the available ones?
A contractor, who is qualified, may not compulsorily deliver quality. So, in order to make sure that you pick up the best, do your research before making any hiring decision. The first thing that you need to focus on is whether the contractor has a rich work experience or not. Next you need to enquire about the kind of work he has been doing so far. Take references from him and check out his work quality.
Does your contractor conduct a thorough inspection, analyze the roof condition and give you a written budget estimate? A quality contractor does. The contractor should be such that before taking up the project, he makes a detailed report on the kind of damages (precisely mentioning the damage spots). Such a report may include the roof drawings or pictures (if the contractor is a more professional one).
The payment mode, which the contractor demands, can also be taken as a parameter to judge his quality. Genuine roofing contractors never demand full payment prior to initiation of the project. If your contractor prefers this mode, treat it as a warning sign.
Never rely on a contractor unless he enters into a written contract with you before the commencement of work. This contract should clearly mention the terms and conditions pertaining of duration of work completion, amount and mode of payment, kind of material to be used, warranty, etc. A written contract would make sure that the work is completed in the entirety, while keeping up the quality till the end.