Trades in Canada, like electricians, plumbers, and roofers are in high demand and while they may provide great opportunities for youth of all skill levels to work and build a future life. However, a shortage of skilled workers today and our challenging economy has resulted in a number of unscrupulous individuals posing as contractors and less established firms having to hire less qualified labourers.
In an era of fly-by-night roofing contractors, it’s good to know that Century Roofing Limited has built a solid reputation for quality workmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction. The result is a soaring referral rate, and recognition as a ‘preferred contractor’ with insurance companies.
Even with our many accolades and referrals, we understand that choosing the right Calgary roofing contractor for your home or business can be a challenging and confusing task. To assist you in choosing the right roofing contractor, and getting the best service for your money, here are a few tips.
First thing to consider is your protection, make certain your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance, and confirm that they are valid. Knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage suggests that you are dealing with professionals.
Choose local. Sure it sounds trendy but with good reason – it means they have an established business and reputation in the community. Look for a roofing contractor who is a certified installer of the products they offer, they can offer stronger warranties on the products they install and follow stricter installation guidelines; As well as a contractor who offers emergency service who will be able to address a serious problem quickly, even after regular business hours.
Get job details in writing – you should be in control. Always look for differences in materials and job specifications when comparing quotes. Ensure you know the size of the crew that they have, how long a job will take, the completion day, and that the terms of payment were discussed prior to the job and adhered to by both parties, and that you are satisfied with the results. Established companies with strong financial stability usually do not require a deposit with approved credit.
Communication is essential to every business – do they return calls, send the documentation that you asked them to send, follow through – and if the answer is “no” then make sure you communicate your concerns to the company representative and if they still can’t make good, walk away.
Finally, be warry of storm chasers canvassing and selling – don’t be pressured by forceful tactics. Never choose a roofing company based on price – in the long run you get what you pay for and will ultimately end up spending more money to fix problems – problems that would have been covered under a workmanship guarantee by a reputable established roofing company.
Calgary Roofing Contractor
When your roof is causing you grief, choose the family-owned Calgary roofers with a soaring referral rate. To plan your next project and get a free estimate, call Century Roofing Limited at 403-235-5457 today. Serving central and southern Alberta and eastern British Columbia.