Roof Work Services
Roofers Nottingham and also county-wide need to be fit for purpose. Please call Nott’s 01623 272286 for more information.
So, roofing jobs whether for repairs, new pitched re-roofing or flat roofs are best left to the professionals because this is a skill that requires specialised and trained workers as finding someone who does flat roofs repair in Nott’m will show many hundreds of contracting companies in a typical local search.
So, whether you are installing an entirely new roof or you just need a few tiles to be replaced, remember that this is a big investment and you’ve got to get it right the first time around. This is why we suggest that you use your due diligence when looking for professional contractors to hire.
The roof over your residential or commercial premises plays the important role of keeping your property protected from the elements. It is, therefore important that roofs be installed properly by a qualified team of roofers who are insured. Failure to do this may result in extensive damage to the property, not to mention the expenses that will be incurred to fix the problems.
As is with every homeowner, hiring a cheap, under qualified contractor is a real nightmare. So how do you ensure that you hire the right firm to install or repair your roof? Well, you could contact Crest Roofers Nottingham if you wish. However, here is a step by step guide to hiring the ideal roofer.
Find a Local Roofing Specialist
Some friends probably know of a good company that did a great job worthy of a recommendation. One thing to remember is that even within the same trade there are experts in one or two areas. So if your friend recommends someone who fixed the leaky flat roof, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the ideal company to replace your whole residential pitched roof.
The internet is also a potential search area. Look up Nottingham roofers on your computer or mobile device. Make your search thorough and narrow down your list based on other clients’ reviews. Their online reputation is a clear indication of their level of service. Beware of too-good-to-be-true kind of reviews. Thorough Background Check Visit the roofing Nottingham contractors websites to learn more about their company. Check and ensure that their company complies with current regulations. These include compliance with legislation guidelines that relate to roofed construction – building regulations and structural safety, work at height guidelines (2005), health & safety at work (Act-1974) et cetera. Check also that they have the standard trade qualifications. NVQ and CSCS certification is usually a good sign.
Are they registered with an association? Although this may be an important sign of suitable qualifications you should still be in a search mode because not all associations assess tradesmen before they can be allowed to register with them. In some cases, it may be they just pay an annual fee without any validation.
So get in touch with several and find out if they are vetted by qualification, good work warranties, that they are already established before they join and how much public and professional liability the Association recommends as a minimum. Lastly, though often ignored, for large expensive jobs Ask potential contractors if you can speak to past clients who had similar work done such as guttering repairs or chimney repairs carried out.
Contact Prospective Roofers and Get Quotes This step involves contacting your listed contractor that have passed your background check. It is also a good chance to interact with the company’s staff just to see how they treat potential clients. Do they answer calls promptly and speak pleasantly to clients over the phone or are you left talking to an answerphone!
Request for a written quote with the best estimates; from at least three or more different companies. The internet is your friend here so do some online research for different search terms like flat roofing Nottingham or flat roofs Nottinghamshire and find local companies that keep popping up in the search results for general searches like roof work.
Make sure it is a written quote, not a verbal quote. The lowest bid doesn’t necessarily mean that that is the best contractor to hire- the quote may be low due to substandard service or use of low-quality materials. Does it carry a guarantee? Then again, it is good if the contractor can give you references and previous addresses of their recent projects. Follow these up and have a look at the quality of work on these projects. Chances are if they pulled off a mighty fine job on other clients’ roofs, the same will happen to yours. Asking the Right Questions Get to know your potential trade contractor. Before making the final decision and taking the plunge, ask the contractors different questions that concern residential roofing.
How long have they been in the business? More years may mean better knowledge and experience. It also means that an established contractor will be around to honor a warranty should you have such an agreement. Do they offer a guarantee on the installation of the roof? What level of skill do their workers have?
Are these workers trained sufficiently in different programs like safety procedures? Do the contractors have great communication skills? Excellent communication skills mean that the contractor will keep you updated as they progress with the project.
Lastly, get a written contract from the roofer that you are going to choose. Get a written contract with a clear scope of the entire project, materials to be used, estimated duration of the project and of course, the working budget.
- Some sites Useful to Potential Buyers;
- Trustmark -Government endorsed standards
- The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC)
- Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CRC)
- The Institute of Roofing (IOR)
- The Metal Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA)
- British Associations
Booking Roofing Repairs in Nottingham whether you’re looking for re-roofing to smaller leaking roof repairs you still need to operate with due diligence when booking your roofing contractor.
Considering, for instance, flat roof repairs especially after a storm with all the surplus water and high winds the flat roofs after a certain time become more vulnerable to water penetration.
I want you to consider all the points above about suitable contractors as a friend told me about her neighbour who spent a small fortune on a repair when a couple of strangers came knocking on the door the day after a storm warning of water damage from the apparently damaged roof.
If someone comes to you telling how dangerous your roof is, just shut the door on them. And I wouldn’t entertain any of their stories. Here at Crest Roofers Nottingham, I provide a reliable quote to be carried out on time at a reasonable cost. Just give me (Mick) a ring on 01623 272286.