What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

The roof is one of the most important structures of the home. So, when it needs to be repaired or replaced, you should only trust a reputable, certified roofing contractor. Finding a reputable, qualified roofer can be more difficult than you think, but there are certain guidelines that can help you find the best roofer possible. These guidelines include:

  • Membership and participation in professional associations
  • A physical address and valid contact information
  • Valid references
  • The ability to provide a contract and warranty

Membership and Participation in Professional Associations

Reputable contractors are certified and members of professional associations. A roofing business should be registered with several associations, including:

  • Trade associations or national and local roofing contractor associations (e.g. National Roofing Contractors Association or the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association)
  • Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)
  • Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Membership with these associations can establish reputability. It can’t, however, establish the quality of a contractor’s service, so pay attention to a contractor’s standing with these associations. They should especially be in good standing with the BBB and WCB. Additionally, check for complaints or other issues with the contractor. Membership to some of these associations is crucial to service quality. For example, registration with the WCB can establish that your roofer is following industry insurance guidelines, they have liability insurance and offer insurance on their products and contractors.

A Physical Address and Valid Contact Information

Every serious company should have a physical address and valid contact information. Even though roofing contractors don’t work in an office, a permanent business address can help provide proof of their validity. Plus, it can make it easier to reach the contractor if you need future service. Valid contact information and dedicated customer service can also make it easier for you to reach the contractor, set up service and get answers to your questions.

Valid References

Real or valid references is one of the top ways to check the quality of a contractor’s work. Satisfied customers are often willing to share their experiences with a company, so ask your roofer for references. Additionally, look for online reviews from past customers. Contact these past customers and ask questions about workmanship and service quality. Remember, these reviews should be fair and honest.

The Ability to Provide a Contract and Warranty

A reputable Edmonton roofing contractor, like Crest Roofing, will always provide a contract and guarantee for their work. Contracts are important because they provide an outline of pricing and job specifications. When working with a roofing contractor, always ask for a contract, written estimate and insurance policy. Of course, with reputable companies like our own, you won’t have to worry about these things. We provide top quality roofing at fair prices and are a great choice for roofing in Edmonton. Call us for a quote today!