Five tips for choosing a good roofer

Five tips for choosing a good roofer

Are you looking for a roofer for your roof, whether it’s for a residence or a business? Don’t be fooled by a cheap company! Here are some tips to ensure you get quality work.

Keep in mind that a poorly designed roof, sloped or flat, may not flow on day one. It’s usually after a few weeks that seepage problems occur. We have seen roofs being redone after less than five years because of incompetent roofers!

1- Ask for a quote

A roofer who evaluates the work to be done from the ground up may have a company that is notoriously hard to work with! Ensure you get a proper quote from three companies for your roof repairs. It’s best to pay the right price. That way, you won’t be surprised by extra costs for problems that the average roofer doesn’t see because they have yet to be on the roof.

2- Meet the roofer in person

Think you’ve found “THE” roofer you can trust? Meet him in person to find out who you are dealing with. Don’t rely on the quote alone. Beware of roofers who pressure you. They often want to work quickly to get to the next customer. If some offer to do an inspection even if you are not home, beware! You won’t know if they’ve been up on the roof to do the inspection. And you will be sure they are not used to inspecting the attic…

3- Ask the roofer

When accepting a bid for your roof, question the roofer to make sure the work will be done correctly, according to your requirements. After all, it’s not for an igloo. And re-roofing costs a lot of money! Here are six essential questions you should ask before signing a bid with the company that will be working on your roof:

  • Is the work guaranteed?
  • How long will the work last?
  • Will access to my home or business be possible during the work?
  • Which suppliers do you deal with?
  • Is it possible to contact former clients for a reference?
  • Will the waste be picked up after work?

4- Make sure the roofer has the required permits

First, check that the company is duly registered with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ). Specialized in residential and commercial roofing, Toiture Union is an experienced company recognized and accredited by Building Products Canada (BP), IKO, GAF, CertainTeed, and SOPREMA. That guarantees superior quality work. Finally, ensure that the contractor has valid professional liability insurance for the duration of the work and make sure you know what precautions he will take regarding your property surrounding your home.

5- Choose an experienced roofer

It’s all good to have all the permits, but you still need to be sure that the roofer knows what he’s talking about! A company that has been in business for a decade, like Toiture Union, is a sign of credibility in terms of business model and reputation. An experienced roofer has “seen it all,” as they say! His goal is for the “roof to last”! Still trying to figure it out? Read the comments on social media. You’ll get an idea of the quality of our work!

Toiture Union guarantees the quality, conformity, and efficiency of the work done on your roof. We travel to Montreal, the South Shore, and the surrounding areas. Contact us for a free quote.