If your Surrey home needs work to its roof or a much-needed makeover, it can be an uncertain time, so finding a roofer who can guide you through the process as painlessly as possible is the key to a hassle-free project. When searching for the right roofer for the job, there are plenty of ways to find potential candidates. This includes recommendations from others in the local area, an online search or perhaps asking a neighbour who they used for work to their property.
However, once you’ve narrowed down your choices, how do you know if they are the right roofer for the job? Follow these top tips from the roofing experts.
Avoiding Rogue Traders
Last year, Surrey Police joined forces with trading standards in a campaign to crack down on rogue traders in the local area after 200 people were affected. The most common scam was for roofing work, with rogue traders knocking directly on homeowners’ doors. Luckily, you can easily check if the company you’d like to work with is a legitimate, reputable business by using online resources such as Checkatrade. You’ll see reviews from others in the area, including ratings for workmanship, courtesy, tidiness and reliability, indicating the experience you can expect, not just the quality of the roofing work. There may even be photographs of their work. You should also check what accreditations each roofer has, including being a member of the Government-authorised Competent Roofer scheme. Always do your research before investing in a company.
Most houses will need roofing work at some point, whether it be scheduling an annual roof maintenance check, emergency repairs or installing a new roof. Services also extend to other areas of your roof including fascias and soffits, guttering and chimney stacks. Therefore, it’s worth finding a company who offers a wide range of services, showing they have the expertise and experience to deal with a variety of issues and needs. This way, you’ll always have a reliable roofing expert on hand should you need them. You’ll also decrease the chances of needing costly repairs in the future by using a team who will foresee any minor and major problems you have, carrying out quality work which will prevent more issues further down the line.
Get a Free Quotation
Ensure any roofers you speak to offer a free consultation, showing they understand the work that’s involved before they provide you with a written quote. This is also a good time to ask them questions, including the pros and cons of the various options available, materials required and any guarantees on their work. You can also find out more about what the work involves, potential issues, safety precautions and how long the job will take. You can usually get a feel for how knowledgeable and easy a company is to work with from this initial consultation, giving you more confidence about working with them.
Need a reliable roofer?
South Thames Roofing offers professional, high quality roofing services across Surrey locations such as Cobham, Dorking and Kingston upon Thames. For a free competitive quote, chat to our team about your needs by calling on 020 8397 2900 now.