Questions You Should Ask When Hiring a Roofing Contractor In Brisbane
Roofing problems can come as a surprise and you may not have enough time to research thoroughly for a Brisbane roofing contractor. When time is of the essence, you should have your questions ready to ask the roofing company that is available to offer their services to you.
You have to keep in mind that it is possible to be successful in hiring the first available roofing service provider you encounter if you know exactly what to ask and what answers to expect.
1. Is the company insured and licensed?
This is a very important question because the license and insurance policy of the company will prove their ability to provide you with the service that you need. Never accept a proposal without checking this information.
2. Will the company be willing to send a representative to do inspection and evaluation?
It is also essential to know if the roofing contractor is going to send a representative to your premises for inspection and assessment – and also to provide suggestions and an accurate quotation. You have to know that you have the right to ask for free estimates and if a company is not willing to provide that, you should move to the next candidate.
You should also be informed about how the contractor is going to go about the whole project – the time frame they can give, the kinds of materials to be used, and the rest of the details pertaining to the installation or repair process.
3. Can the company provide you with the service that you need?
Not all roofers offer the same services. This is an important fact that you have to keep in mind. It is important to make sure that the roofing contractor is an approved provider of the proposed system you want to use. For instance, you want a roofing service for your high-rise building; a regular roofing company may not be allowed to perform that. Does their insurance cover working at heights? Even if the company says they can, you should insist on asking for proof. This is where references can come in handy. Make a request for a list of previous clients – along with contact details – that have hired the company for similar service that you need
4. What is the current workload of the company?
This question covers two aspects; the number of projects the company is working on and the number of employees they have at hand. If the company is working on a lot of projects, it could mean that a lot of people trust them. But, if the company does not have sufficient number of employees to match the workload, it could be that they may not be able to prioritize your needs. Sometimes though, a high workload does not really matter, especially if the workers are highly skilled and can guarantee completion on time.
For a big project, be sure that there will be either a foreman or a supervisor – also make sure that the person holding one of those positions is qualified. You need to make sure that there is one person that will watch and supervise the rest of the crew as they work, at all times.