Do you know how to choose the right metal roof contractor in Cambridge? Our Ontario winters are brutal on homes, roofs and especially people; a metal roof provides excellent protection and insulation for decades to come. It is a serious investment, and it is important that you get your money’s worth, which begins with hiring the right roof contractor.
Ask The Right Questions
- How Long Has The Contractor Been In Business? Your metal roof will last 40 or more years. Will the roof contractor you choose still be in business when it needs maintenance, repairs, or replacement? The length of time they have already been in business is a pretty good indicator. If the contractor has been in business for 20 years or more, that is a strong sign that they do good work and will be around when you need them in the future.
- Is The Contractor Insured?Hiring an insured contractor is important, not only to cover any damage that might occur to your property, but also as an indicator of the contractor’s financial health and overall level of professionalism. A contractor who is not carrying insurance may not be able to afford that coverage, which is not an encouraging sign, or he simply may not think that it is important enough to pay for. Be sure any contractors you accept bids from are insured.
- Who Is The Contractor Going To Send To Your Home? Ask whether the contractor you are considering hiring uses casual or temporary workers. Find out what kind of training and experience the individuals who will be working on your job have. In addition, if the people being sent to your job site are not official employees of the contractor, they may not be covered by his insurance. In some cases, this means that you, the homeowner can he held liable for any injuries sustained by these workers on your property. Get assurance in writing that all workers on your job are covered by the contractor’s insurance.
- Are They Willing To Put The Details In Writing? Before you commit to working with a contractor, he should be willing to provide a detailed written bid for your work. This should include an “out the door” price for the job, covering all planned or expected charges. You should also be able to see a copy of the written warranty for materials and labor on the job, in advance.
Installing a metal roof is a significant project. Take your time to make sure it is done right. Consult with multiple contractors and request bids from the most reputable and responsible of that list. If you receive a bid that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ask questions until you are certain that the bids you receive are for comparable levels of work and materials. The Roofman is a leading metal roof contractor in Cambridge. Contact us today for a consultation and estimate. We are fully insured and every product we install is backed by a top-shelf warranty.