Sourcing an accurate quotation for any roofing work can easily leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. While any quality roof should last anywhere between 20 – 30 years, making improvements or changes to your home can be demanding on your time, money, and energy.
So, here are four essential questions that can help guide you through the quotation process and some essential tips about how to secure a fair and honest appraisal.
1. Search out local experience
Finding a provider that has extensive experience finishing local builds can ensure your roofing project is finished to your satisfaction. Our business operates in the Wakefield and Huddersfield areas and has completed many projects on residential, industrial, and heritage homes. We would always suggest finding what your
chosen provider specialises in and see how that tallies with your build needs. In addition, going local will allow you to potentially see finished projects they have finished ‘in the flesh’ or enjoy a gallery content that matches your requirements.
Ask: “Have you completed any projects nearby and can you walk me through them?”
2. Secure peace of mind
Knowing that a project will be completed successfully and within budget can help you rest easy. We would always recommend checking your provider’s liability insurance, which any reliable company should have as standard. It’s also helpful to walk through any potential issues with your build such as those you can face living in a heritage home or older property, detailing how any complications would be addressed and if there are any unforeseen issues that you haven’t noticed.
Ask: “If things go wrong with the build, what happens and who is covered?”
3. Validate that it is an accurate costing
Any seasoned professional should offer you a fair and accurate costing for their work as they know it will be checked against other businesses. Asking for a full or partial breakdown can help ensure that you understand where resources are being allocated and if there is any movement on pricing for the job. This can work either way; either saving you money by avoiding elements that you have recently addressed or letting you spend a little extra to future-proof yourself against issues that are likely to emerge in the near future.
Ask: “Can you please walk me through how that is broken down?”
4. Enjoy extra guidance
If you have chosen an experienced, professional team, you will be able to avail of some advice about your build. Most established teams will be highly trained and enjoy a wealth of practical, hands-on experience resolving issues in real-world setting. We would always recommend asking your roofer to provide some expert guidance advice on your project to help understand sticking points and how best to address them.
ASK: “In your opinion, what is going to cause issues and how we can work to stop them?”
If you want to learn more about roofers in Wakefield, Huddersfield or further abroad, we hope you do not hesitate to contact our team directly and let us know what you require to finish out a build or refit to your complete satisfaction.