Before you dive right in with your roof repairs, there’s a few questions you should definitely ask any roofing company. When it comes to professionalism and top-quality results, you want the best team for the job. Fortunately, with some preparation and a few details, you can put your mind at ease and look forward to your brand-new roof. This post looks at 4 must-ask questions for your roofing company.

  1. How long have you been in business?

Experience is crucial when you’re searching for contractors. Ask roofing companies how long they have been in business, to check that they’ve got plenty of experience in the industry. Inexperience can easily lead to problems further down the line. Ask for proof of their time in business.

  1. Can you provide references?

As well as experience, it’s important to ask your roofing contractors about previous projects. The best way? Ask for references. This will give you a clear indication about what types of jobs they can handle and if they’re up to the task, with confirmation from past customers. Tell them you want to look at the jobs to see if they are of good quality. If they make excuses then so should you and don’t use them.

  1. What accreditations do you hold?

Be sure to check the roofing company is accredited. Organisations like the Federation of Master Builders and Confederation of Roofing Contractors show that contractors are reputable, skilled and trustworthy in their industry. Safe Contractor or CHAS is also a must, ask for proof of safe working.

  1. Do you have insurance?

When choosing a roofing company, ask if they have insurance. Ensure that the contractors are fully covered for both public and employer liability. This protects the homeowner and the roofing company employee if injury or damage occurs. Ask for a copy of their certificate.

  1. Is your work guaranteed?

Ask the roofing company if they offer a warranty for their work. Most companies offer at least a one year guarantee dependent on the type of work you want many credible companies will offer long term warranties also. It’s better to be safe than sorry and ask for these details at the beginning of the process. Remember, the price is what you pay and value is what you get.   Need a new roof? If you’re a homeowner or manager of commercial premises and need roof repairs, DPR Roofing can help. Based in Wakefield, we have over 29 years’ experience in roofing. We offer a stress-free approach to all your roofing needs, whether it’s a repair, replacement or inspection. Get in touch today and let us know how we can help you.