When it comes time to repair or replace your roof, you’re likely to talk with a few roofers before settling on your team. A roof is an important investment and choosing low quality roofers is a costly mistake. To help you get the best service and most affordable deal, we’ve gathered 5 important questions to ask your roofer before beginning a project.
Are you insured/licensed?
This might seem like an obvious one, but assuming instead of asking could lead to a big, costly mistake. By asking this question upfront you can be sure that your potential roofer has a legitimate business. If they are unsure how to answer, it’s a bad sign.
Do you offer a warranty?
A quality tradesperson won’t be hesitant to provide a warranty as they know their work is top notch. If your roofer is holding back on this answer, you may want to ask why. For example, at Hooky’s Roofing we offer 10 year workmanship warranties on re-roofing but a different option for repairs. Why? Because we can’t guarantee any parts of the roof that our workers did not complete.
Where do you source your materials?
The quality of the materials is just as important as the quality of their installation. Finding out where your roofer sources their materials can help you decide if their pricing is fair and if they are using the latest industry products. You may also have personal values such as supporting local manufacturing or eco-friendly roofing options, which are relevant to the sourcing of materials. At Hooky’s Roofing we rely on tried and tested brands such as Colorbond, Bluescope Steel, Velux skylights and Monier tiles to make sure every roof exceeds industry standards.
Do you have examples of past projects or testimonials?
They say word of mouth is still the best form of marketing. If you found a roofer through other channels, such as searching online or signage, you may want to ask about their past clients. Do they have any reviews or testimonials they can share? How about examples of past projects? Either through social media, their website or even buildings they have worked on. Businesses that have strong relationships with their clients will not find this question hard to answer.
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What would you recommend for my roofing problem?
In the internet age, information is easy to come by. We can all learn a thing or two about a range of topics and present ourselves as experts. Rather than assuming your roofer has the expertise needed for the job, why not ask them? If they provide a convincing, knowledgeable answer – you’ll know you have found the right person for the job.
Talk to our roofing experts
Ready to talk to a roofer? We’ll be happy to answer all of these questions and more. Hooky’s Roofing have been servicing Sydney for over 20 years and have thousands of happy clients. For a free quote, call 0408 026 601 or fill out the online form.