Finding the right roofer to repair your home’s roof or to install a new roof can be quite daunting. Just like any other profession, there are bad roofers and there are good roofers. A bad roof can mean disaster for your home and your home’s contents.
That is why it is so very important to find the right roofer the first time. Here are the six essential tips to finding the perfect and reliable Queensland roofing company.
1) MAKE SURE THEY ARE LICENSED AND FULLY INSURED
Licensing and Insurance is essential for roofing companies for two reasons:
They are working on the structure of your home. Improperly placed roofing can be dangerous, particularly during high winds.
Older homes might have asbestos in the roofing material, which can be very dangerous. The safe removal and transport of asbestos away from your home is highly regulated.
Make sure that your roofing company has current roofing licenses for the Mackay region. Also, make sure that they are in good standing with the licensing agencies and fully insured with the QBCC – check the companies registration here: Registration Checker
2) CHECK THEIR CREDENTIALS
If a roofer claims to be a member of a trade association, call the association and ask. Companies that make these claims, but aren’t should be flagged immediately. Ask for the roofer’s membership ID just to be sure.
3) PROOF OF INSURANCE
Every roofer will have insurance. This protects both parties from any damage that may result from your roof. If the roofer does not have insurance, then the damages will have to come right out of his pocket. As you can imagine, collecting money in that fashion is very difficult and will inevitably lead to legal proceedings.
Save yourself the headache and check to see if they are insured: Insurance Checker.
4) CHECK THEIR LIST OF REFERENCES
The best marketing any company can ask for are testimonials from happy customers. Ask your roofer for customer referrals. Make sure to ask for both residential and commercial if they do both.
Most importantly, call the references and speak to them. Ask how they know the roofer, what type of work was done, how the work was performed, and if they are satisfied with the end result.
Here’s another special tip, ask for references for the roofer’s suppliers, as well. It’s another indication of the stability of the roofer’s business if suppliers are paid on time.
5) MANUFACTURER CERTIFICATION
Most manufacturers have warranties on the products used, but only if the products are installed correctly. For instance, Colorbond Steel has a 25-year product warranty. Ask your roofer if they are a certified installer of the product and ask for details on how you can verify it.
Call the manufacturer and speak to them about the roofer for confirmation.
6) DETAILED QUOTE & WARRANTY
Finally, get a detailed quote from the roofer before any work is done or any money exchanges hands. Part of the quote will include a detailed warranty on the workmanship. A qualified roofer will stand behind their work with a 10 year workmanship warranty.
If you’re looking for a roofer with a reputation for quality, dedication, and great customer focus, then our team at Mackay Roofing is your answer.
As a member of the local community, we understand the values that Queenslanders have in terms of care and commitment. As a company, we are Australian owned and operated.
Contact us today for more information on how we can help you with your roof.