Over the last few years, the UK roofing industry has been hit hard with hundreds of scams taking place. Many people are aware of these scammers and it gives roofers, in general, a bad reputation. However, we aren’t all here to rip people off and carry out unnecessary jobs.
Not only have we experienced a large number of scams over the past few years, but the weather hasn’t helped either. We have been hit with heavy rainfalls and a lot of harsh weather conditions, which as you probably know cause a lot of roofing issues. If you are in need of a professional roofer’s assistance for any reason, here is how to go about discovering a reliable and skilled contractor:
- Eliminate the chance of hiring a “con artist”. To go about doing this it is pretty simple, all you must do is make sure you do your homework into the business. Things to look out for are:
- They have been around in the roofing industry for quite some time.
- A tax identification number
- A working phone number (that is answered in office hours)
- Customer testimonials
- Once a scam roofing contractor is out the window, you must now be sure to hire a roofer who is skilled and has experience in the type of roofing material your require. A way to check this is by taking a look at their previous work and projects.
- Another check to make with regards to the contractor, is to ensure they offer guarantees and general liability insurance. These two points are VERY important, as they easily distinguish the good from the bad when it comes to roofers.
- Finally, if you find the contractor offers a detailed and written estimate of the potential work, you no doubt have yourself a reliable and experienced roofing firm.
We have been around in the roofing industry for over 30 years now carrying out roof repair jobs in Chesterfield, Rotherham, Sheffield and throughout the Peak District. Not only do we take care of roof repairs, but we also cater for complete re-roofs, guttering, property repairs and much more! Give us a call today if you’re interested in any of the services we have on offer.