Calgary Elite Roofing has years of industry experience, and has completed thousands of installations across Southern Alberta. Whether you are looking for roof repair, maintenance or a roof replacement; it helps to have some expert advice to guide you through the decision.
We compiled a list of useful tips when hiring a roofer:
Request recent references which speak to the quality of work a contractor is doing in present times. These can be online reviews or testimonials from other customers.
Calgary Elite Roofing recommends and encourages you to get at least three estimates from reputable companies so that you are able to compare value associated by cost.
Don’t choose a bid based on low price. It is seldom, if ever that the lowest price proves to be the best value. The costs of operating a legitimate business, paying taxes, and “playing by the rules” is similar for established and proven contractors. Materials and labour costs are generally similar in established industries.
Dramatic differences between contractor bids usually result from one or a combination of the following:
Always allow bidders the ability to explain their proposals. This will help to identify differences between bids. The consumer will generally then receive the best value for investment based on making an educated decision.
Check with the Better Business Bureau and read any complaints that have been lodged and what the outcomes were.
Ask what the scheduled start date is going to be, and what the contractor will do to protect your property during the demolition and reconstruction phases of your project.
Always check who will be doing your roof. Some contracting companies use sub-contractors as well as “ in-house” crews. As a home owner you have a right to know what qualifications and training they have as well.
In the event of a workplace accident you need to be sure that the the company has all of the proper liability coverage and that their Workers Compensation Account is up to date and currently active. Ask for a copy of the companies certificate of insurance and you as a homeowner have the right to pull a WCB Clearance on the company.
All Contractors are required to adhere to and follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act Code and Regulations while performing their duties, and to develop a proper health and safety manual for all of their employee’s regardless of them being sub contractors or in house crews. Ask to see the manual.
Once all information is gathered and you have completed all of your research/homework and had a chance to review the potential contractors information and references, take a day or two to make certain that any questions that may not have popped up while we were out on site during the free estimate have been jotted down and give us a call. We are happy to assist in any way that we can!