Thinking of doing work on your roof and you need a roofer but don’t know who to turn to. However, the choice of your roofer is very important. Indeed, it will determine the quality of your roof and suddenly the insulation and waterproofing of your house. In this article we give you the steps to follow to make the right choice of roofer.
Ask yourself the right questions
Once you have answered these questions, you will have a better idea of what you are looking for.
Define the type of roofer to contact
Then in this second step you will need to define the type of roofer you need. By this we mean asking you if you need a specialist. Is your roof covered with slate or terracotta tiles, do you need a zinc worker, a carpenter or a roofer who can do insulation work? Depending on your own situation, your choice of roofer will have to be adapted. Using the best roofing contractors is essential there.
Check that the business is real and registered
Indeed, finding artisans via the internet, for example, is quite easy, but not falling into the charlatans’ nets is sometimes a challenge.
To protect yourself, we advise you to check that the craftsman or company in question is indeed registered in the commercial register and that a certificate from the Chamber of Trades and Trade has been issued to him beforehand. . To do this, you can ask for the professional’s registration number and contact the administration to confirm their legitimacy.
Check the qualifications of the roofer
The roofer you choose should be able to present you with the certificates of his or her training. There are multiple training courses specializing in roofing, framing and also waterproofing. Therefore, to be sure that the craftsman you will call on is qualified, asking him to see his diploma is a good way to ensure his skills.
Check the references of the roofer
Word of mouth is the best way to choose your roofer. However, if you are not fortunate enough to have someone around you who could recommend a qualified roofer, then you will have to be extra vigilant and ask for as many references as possible from the artisan contacted. Indeed, do not hesitate to ask to visit previous construction sites or to speak to former customers (if possible).
In addition, always make sure that the company can provide you with proof of its subscription to the following insurance / guarantees:
Professional liability insurance
If damage occurs during the work and the craftsman is responsible, it will be covered by his insurance, which will cover the repair costs.
The ten-year guarantee
It lasts 10 years and gives ten-year responsibility to the company that carried out the work. In other words if a construction defect appears within 10 years of the work, the craftsman will then be legally held responsible.