If you’re a new homeowner, or even if you’re not, you may not know all the technical terms for the components that make up your roof. And more importantly, if you don’t know what bits and pieces are there, you also won’t know what to look for when something goes wrong. For this reason, we have decided our next Professional Roofers blog series will describe the parts that make up your roof and the common problems associated with each. For our first post, we are going to kick things off with a couple of terms that seem to be known the least amongst homeowners we meet: ‘soffit and fascia’.
Over our past few blog posts we at Professional Roofers believe we’ve talked you through 90% of what you need to know regarding hiring a quality roofer. By now, you should be able to pick out a true professional roofing company and create a solid contract that ensures you receive the services you pay for; however, there is one final detail that we want to discuss with you before we close this topic. In hiring a roofing contractor, as well as for any business dealing, you need to know your rights. In the event that something doesn’t quite go as planned, or you find out that you have chosen the wrong roofing company, you need to know what you can and cannot do – what the government protects you from, and what it does not.
At Professional Roofers, we like to believe we offer a great service for a great price, and we are willing to stand by that service no matter what. It’s one of the reasons we are so adamant about creating a fair and comprehensive contract for all our clients – so that they can hold us to the standards we pride ourselves in. However, we know that not every company is as transparent or honest as ours. Some roofers will do anything they can to “bait” a customer into working with them, then they will break their promises or find loopholes in their agreements, souring the good name of roofers everywhere.
With the holiday season now upon us, money has a way of disappearing quicker than any other time of the year. We at Professional Roofers know that the cost of hiring a roofing contractor can be daunting for any homeowner, particularly at this time of year, which is why we decided the next blog in our series on “choosing the right roofing contractor” would be about the importance of receiving several quotes or bids for the work you need completed. However, when you receive a roofing quote, it is not simply as cut and dry as opting for the cheapest contractor out there. A bid that is initially the cheapest might actually end up costing you the most in the long run if you don’t know what you are looking for. There are a lot of factors you need to consider in order to accurately and appropriately compare bids, and we’ve created this blog to help you sift through your options and hopefully allow you to make an informed decision on the company you inevitably choose to hire.
In our last blog we covered some of the most important interview questions you will want to ask any prospective roofing company you considering working with. If you haven’t read it, or the first blog in our series of how to choose the right roofer, we suggest you start there. Once you’re clear on the type of roofer you should hire and the interview questions you should ask them, the next step in the hiring process should be to contact a few of their references and get a real account of the services they provide. Any reputable contractor should be willing and able to provide you with several references of past clients who are willing to speak openly about the work they were afforded.
If you’ve read the first blog of our new series, you know that we are spending a little time discussing how to choose a reputable roofing contractor with you this month. Here at Professional Roofers we believe that information is king, and with a little know-how and gusto we would like to help you choose the right company for you, even if it turns out that it’s not us in the end. We know that we provide a superior service for a superior price and we are confident that we stand up to the most rigorous testing on our product – can the other companies you are interested in say the same?
We are proud of the quality of materials and service that we provide here at Professional Roofers, and we are willing to stand by our product to ensure it is exactly what our clients need, no matter what.
As Canadians, there is one thing that the fall season can always guarantee – the falling of leaves. No matter where you live in our great country, the leaves will fall. If you happen to live near an oak or walnut tree, you may also have the added benefit of noticing entire branches of nut litter around your home from squirrels hoarding food for the winter.
The fall season in Canada can mean a lot of things to a lot of people: warm colourful hues on trees, family thanksgiving celebrations, Halloween costumes, and delicious pumpkin flavoured goods are just a few of the reasons it is beloved by many.
Many homeowners are unaware of the potential problems that can arise with the flashing on their homes – in fact; it’s not uncommon for a client to not know what flashing is at all, or why it’s important for their home.