Your Essential Checklist
1 Are They Properly Qualified?
Do you really want someone on your roof who will cut corners or muddle through? Of course not. Make sure your chosen roofing company holds the correct NVQ qualifications. That way, you’ll help ensure you work with someone who does the job with the workmanship and attention to detail you require.
2 Are They Affiliated?
There are two very quick checks you can do to find out if a south west roofing company – or a roofing company anywhere in the UK – is reputable and professional. First, find out if it’s a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. Second, see if it’s a member of TrustMark, the government-backed scheme that helps ensure the highest standards of service for customers.
3 Check Their Insurance and Warranties
Hiring a roofer who does not have a proper health and safety policy is never a good idea. If a roofer says they are properly insured, ask to see the evidence.
Similarly, for your peace of mind you should make sure your roofer offers an insurance-backed warranty in his or her quote. This means you’re covered for work carried out – even if he or she goes out of business.
4 Get Any Quote in Writing
People can promise all sorts verbally, but you should protect yourself. Get a full quote, in writing, from your chosen roofer. You shouldn’t have to pay for this either.
If you can’t find south west roofing firms through word of mouth, testimonials are the next best thing. But look closely at these testimonials. Do they look too good to be true? Do they include just a set of anonymous initials, or full names and locations? Is there any way you can contact the person who made the testimonial, to check its authenticity? Try to be sure a testimonial is authentic before reading its contents.
Summit Roofing Solutions is a south west roofing firm that ticks the boxes on all the above points. We are based in Hayle and cover all of Cornwall.
Make sure, whoever you decide to hire, that you keep this checklist in mind. It should be your starting point before anyone even prices up a job.
Get in touch with Summit Roofing Solutions for:
- new roofs
- roof repairs and reroofing
- fibreglass and EPDM (rubber membrane) flat roofing
- slate and tile roofs
- lead work
- cement work and repointing
- domestic, commercial and contract work.
Professional, customer friendly service • Fully-trained workers • Excellent customer testimonials • Insurance-backed warranties • National Federation of Roofing Contractors- and TrustMark-affiliated.