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Tips for Choosing a Roofing Contractor You Can Trust Part 2

It’s essential to hire the right roofing contractor for even the smallest roof repairs in Edmonton.

Many homeowners know that, when it comes to roof replacement, they need to do a little bit of homework before hiring a roofer. However, no matter how minuscule the roof repair or service is that you need, it’s important to do your due diligence when hiring a roofer. Hiring the wrong roofer could leave you with a bigger problem than you started with, not to mention a lot of wasted time and money. At Sargeant’s Roofing, we are dedicated to providing you with the roofing services and information you need, and that’s why we went over a few helpful tips for finding the right roofer in our latest blog. Keep reading to learn about a few more steps you can take to hire a roofing contractor you can trust:

#5. Get multiple bids for every roofing project.

There’s no rule that says that you have to go with the first bid you get for your roofing needs. In fact, you could end up with a less-than-adequate roofer if you just get one bid. Instead, get bids from multiple roofers. As a general rule, you should try to get three or four different bids for each roofing project that needs to be completed. This will give you a range of bids to compare to one another, giving you the insight you need to find the best deals for the job at hand.

#6. Don’t be tempted to settle for the lowest bid.

Although it’s good to get bids from several contractors, the point is to compare the bids to one another, not just to pick the lowest one and be done with it. When you get a bid, it’s important to look beyond the price. There are many factors that can affect the cost of a bid, including the cost of materials, the cost of labour and the insurance costs, which means that your bids should be roughly the same. If you get a bid that is much lower than all of the others, this is often a red flag that they are using shoddy materials, are cutting corners with labour or aren’t properly insured.

#7. Pay attention to the communications you’ve had.

When it comes to your roof, the last thing that you want is to hire a roofing contractor who will keep you in the dark about what’s going on. That’s why, before you decide to actually hire a roofer, pay close attention to the communications you’ve had with them so far. Have they returned your calls promptly? Have they followed through with any questions or concerns you’ve had in the past? Have they provided you with all of the documentation you’ve asked for up until this point? Communication is essential; don’t hire a roofing contractor who won’t communicate with you as they should.

#8. Get every detail in writing.

Some roofers will provide you with a general contract for the work, but you should never accept a broad contract like this. Instead, ask for every detail of the work in writing, from the materials used, to the completion time, to the final price and payment terms. There should also be some sort of clause as to the liability and penalties for contract compliance failure.

It’s not always easy to find the right roofer for the job at hand, but when you have Sargeant’s Roofing on your side, you can take the guesswork out of the process. Our roofers are dedicated to excellence in everything we do, and with our A+ BBB rating and 10-year workmanship guarantee, you can rest easy in knowing that your roof is in good hands. Contact us today to get started.