When it comes to selecting the roofing for your new home, it is important that you make a well informed decision. You need to use a good quality roofing from a reputed brand and also get the job done by a trained fabricator. You should be careful to choose one, who won’t rip you off or leave you with a poorly-done job. When you call any roofing company to get a quote, you’ll have a chance to speak with one of their representatives. They make their sales pitch to try to convince you that they’re the best, but how do you know whether they’re telling you the truth? You should be ready with a set of questions to make sure that you select the right product, brand and fabricator. We let you know some of the questions you should ask apart from the most obvious which is the price. Here you go!
Which type of roofing do you suggest I use?
There are several roofing materials available in the market and you should have an idea of at least a few to have a meaningful discussion with your roofing contractor/fabricator. Try to get an idea of products in various price range as well as the benefits and features of the same. There is always more than what meets the eyes. You should understand that there are grades of quality to every potential roofing material out there.
Why do you need to know this? Because it’s your house and you do not want to compromise. So protect your interests and get the exact name and brand of the roofing material that will be installed on your home. If you don’t understand it all during the sales pitch, you can at least look it up later.
What is the warranty you offer?
This is a very important point. Most of the brands out there issue warranty but you should read through the terms and conditions very carefully before you commit. If you have any concern with regard to the warranty, please raise your questions before you make the purchase. You should also make sure that you get a warranty certificate from the roofing contractor for the installation. The brands give you warranty only on the products and not on the installation. Remember that point.
Do you have any reference of the previous projects you have done?
Always ask the company and roofing contractor/fabricator to show you multiple images of the previous projects that they have done. If it is possible, visit a project yourself so that you know what you are going for. The hand samples you see and final installation will definitely look different. You will also learn reviews from the owners about the product as well as the roofing contractor.
How many years have you been in the business?
This is a piece of verifiable, factual information, and it should be very easy for most companies to answer. Anyone from the company should be able to quickly and easily answer that question. This detail should also be up on their website, making it easy for you to see if the answers match. It gives you a piece of mind to know that you are dealing with a company that has been in the market for a long period of time. Onduline has been in the industry for over 75 years.
Is the roofing contractor trained to install the product?
Let's face it, not all products are the same. In the current scenario you have several options from domestic to imported products and each brands specify their own installation techniques to ensure the job is done right. Most reputed brands make sure they train roofing contractors/fabricators to do the job. Before you pay the roofing contractor/fabricator verify if they are trained. Also go through the recommended installation principles of the product you choose so that you know your roofing contractor/fabricator is not cutting any corners. We recommend you read through our installation principles before you start the installation.
Why should I chose you?
emember that you are doing a favour to the company by letting them serve your needs. If the sales person is not able to give you a satisfying response to this very important question, you might want to reconsider your options.