Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Roofing Company

The building industry in SA is growing exponentially, and so you will find that there are many roofing contractors ready to take on any roofing job. However, with the many roofing companies available, you are likely to run into a company that is not trustworthy. For you to avoid this scenario, ensure that you avoid the following mistakes when looking for SA roofing company.

Not reading the contract thoroughly before you sign it.

The purpose of a contract is to make sure that both parties abide by the law. The roofing company wants to ensure that they get paid once the work is done. Seems fair enough, right? Well, in the roofing business, not all contracts are the same. While some roofing companies want guaranteed payment, those with less integrity may try to stick it to you with some outrageous things thrown into the contract. Therefore, you should read the agreement carefully and ask questions if there are certain clauses you do not understand. You can always consult your lawyer for clarification.

Not checking references

When looking for a roofing company, any roofer will provide references from which you can confirm their experience with different customers and handling of the various roofing project. Be sure to call those references and if possible visit the site to see what work was done, the quality and the designs used. Only hire the roofer if you love their work. Also, find out if there were any problems experienced in the course of the project. Any past client will be ready to recommend or warn you against hiring a specific roofer.

Not inquiring about a guarantee

What happened once you have a new roof on your house, but you are not happy with the work? Maybe your roof is still sagging, or perhaps the roofers left debris littered about your yard. Hopefully, you asked a guarantee. Reputable roofing contractors will guarantee your satisfaction. A quick phone call will have them return to your home to repair whatever work that does not meet your standards.

Not asking about technique

Some roofing contractors do the job incorrectly. To rush through the task, they might fire up their nail guns and race through roof replacement. The trick with this is that nail guns should be carefully set to use on roofing shingles. When attaching shingles, it is important not to hammer the nail in too deeply. Doing so compromises the effectiveness of the shingle, causing leaks in your roof. Nail guns are powerful that they can shoot the nail too deeply into the plywood decking. That said, manual hammer is a better option. So do not forget to question your SA roofing company’s technique. If you do not, you may find your roof failing inspection.