Roofers installing a new roof

Whether you’re building a new house or replacing the roof on your existing home, you should always ensure that you are working with an experienced and professional roofing contractor.

Below we list 7 questions to ask a potential roofing company to help you get the best possible service and value.

Where Are You Based?

Try to get a local roofing contractor to work for you. It generally ensures quicker service and it also means they know your area and the climate it experiences. It also means they aren’t far should anything go wrong. You should also ask for a physical address and visit them. This can be a good indicator of the type of company they run and how professional they are.

What Is Your Experience?

You should immediately ask about a roofing contractor’s history and track record. A lot of experience and time in the industry will increase the likelihood of quality service. How confident and enthusiastic they are in their response will also be a helpful deciding factor.

Are You Licensed?

Unlike other states in Australia, there’s no specific roofing license for roofers in Western Australia. Roofing companies in Western Australia are generally covered by a Building Practitioner license from the Building Commission. To hold one, roofers must submit proof of their qualifications, experience and financial stability, as well as paying a fee. These licenses last for three years. Make sure your roofing contractor has one.

What Kind of Roof Tiles Do You Offer?

Ask them about their range of tiles and get them to elaborate on the different qualities, features and application of each type. This can help test their knowledge as well as providing you with valuable information. Top notch roofing tiles to ask about in Western Australia include Boral roof tiles, Monier roof tiles and Harmony roof tiles. You should also ask about other products such as insulation and sarking

Will You Provide Referrals from Previous Jobs?

Testimonials can be a great way to identify a quality roofing company. When you’re able to hear about positive feedback, you know you’re headed in the right direction. Ask a potential roofer for the contact details of previous customers. Of course, this isn’t always practical so you could also ask for photos or written feedback.

Do You Have Liability Insurance?

Roofers face significant risks while they are working, so it if important to ensure they are covered by any mishaps that could happen while working on your home. Ask your potential roofer what kind of insurance they have. The most important ones are public liability insurance and personal accident insurance.

Do You Offer Warranties?

Manufacturers generally provide material warranty for the tiles that licensed roofers install. Professional roofers should also offer workmanship guarantees in writing to demonstrate confidence in their work.

Roof Top Industries tick all the boxes when it comes to providing top quality professional roofing services to homes around Perth, Wangara and Western Australia. We have more than 30 years of experience installing and repairing roofs. Talk to our team today for friendly, honest advice and a free measure and quote.