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Hiring A Roofing Contractor Checklist

Our company Roofers Tauranga prides itself on our quality installation, durable products and competent workmanship, which are critical to protecting your important investment. It is crucial that you select the best roofing company in Tauranga that will also use the best quality materials. A roof is the first line of defence against weather extremes from heatwaves to fierce storms.

When hiring a roofer you need to find one that you can trust. Not only do they need the necessary skills and experience, but also the qualifications. By New Zealand law any job which alters the weather tightness of your home has to be done by a licensed building practitioner. So before you proceed with anything check their licensing status. Below a handy hiring a roofing contractor checklist.

Hiring a roofing contractor
Roofing contractor on roof

Here are the things to consider when hiring A Roofing Contractor

HIRE A ROOFER WITH GOOD CREDENTIALS

Any reputable tradesperson will have the necessary licensing and insurance. They should also be able to give you a few references so you can check out their previous work. Don’t rely on the roofers word- go and ring these references and find out for yourself.

TALK THROUGH YOUR ROOF JOB WITH SEVERAL ROOFERS

Discussing with the project with several roofers will give you the opportunity to sound them out and build a rapport before any agreements are made. Compare prices and review but don’t make the final decision on a saving of a few hundred dollars when the project is going to price up in the thousands. Be suspicious of excessively high or low quotes.

ANALYSE WARRANTIES, CONTRACTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS METICULOUSLY

Read everything over before signing. Ask if you don’t understand. Be sure that you understand the warranty that comes with a new roof. Have the full contact details of the roofers.

There should be a guaranteed 5+ warranty on the workmanship and materials and 20+ on the roof.

COVERING YOUR BASES

Roofers will know whether you need a permit or not. They can often take care of this area as part of their service to you. Double check that the roofer (and any sub-contractors) have the appropriate insurance cover.

If the roof is part of an insurance claim always check that you have followed the right procedures with the insurance company, and getting approval prior to the work starting.

ASSESS YOUR PRODUCT OPTIONS

All materials and products should have a comprehensive warranty from the manufacturer, importer or supplier. Be sure to check that the products used on your roof are of quality and suitable for your location and environment- this would include the components, such as fasteners.

NEVER PAY THE FULL BALANCE IN ADVANCE

With most projects involving tradespersons, do not pay the full price of your roof upfront. If your roofer insists on this go and find someone else. A deposit should be paid with a payment schedule give to you. The deposit and payment schedule should also be outlined in the contract.

Hope this hiring a roofing contractor checklist. helped you. Contact us for a chat about your next roofing project (07) 575 9423

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