When it comes to roofing Christchurch homeowners have a lot of companies to choose from, and finding a company that can do guttering, installation, repairs and maintenance to your standards can feel like a matter of pot luck.
Finding a reputable roofing company should involve more than just typing “roofing Christchurch” into the search engines and seeing what comes up. If you do this, you will find the roofing company with the best marketing budget – and that’s not always the same as “the best contractor”.
You need to know that the company you work with is reputable, that they have the right kinds of insurance, and that you can depend on them to do a good job, use high quality materials, show up on time, and leave your home in good condition, tidying everything away and removing any waste or excess materials when they are done. Reading testimonials can give you an idea of whether a company is trustworthy, but to an extent the best solution is to ask your friends and family about companies doing roofing Christchurch has plenty of companies to choose from after all and someone should now a reputable company that can help you.
Check with your local authority to see if there have been any complaints lodged against companies offering roofing Christchurch has a large number of contractors operating in the area, and while the existance of a complaint in isolation means very little, a pattern of complaints should be cause for concern.
Another thing to look at is pricing. Get a few different quotes, and then compare what is included in each quote. Don’t just pick the cheapest. A company like Advanced Roofing may charge more than a less well known company, for example, but it doesn’t automatically mean that they are “too expensive” – look at what you’re getting in the quote, and look at things like milestone payments, the materials used, what they will do in the event that the job is harder than expected because something comes to light partway through the job that is a problem. All of these things are important considerations that you should not overlook.
Be wary of companies that call unsolicited, especially after extreme weather. These are the ambulance chasers of the roofing world, and they are hoping to catch you when you are in need and perhaps not thinking clearly. Don’t work with such a company. Do your own due diligence and choose a company that you know you can trust – that has verifiable testimonials and that provides you with a written contract. Be wary of companies that offer cash discounts, and never pay for the whole job up front. Agree clear milestone payments, and use those for payments. This will protect you if the company hits financial trouble, and it will give you the peace of mind that if there are any issues with the service, you can renegotiate the deal. The company gets the money they need to support their cash flow, too.