Roofers: A Guide to Roofing Contractors in Victoria BC
So you have decided that it is time for a new roof. Hopefully, this is because it has been 10 years or more since you last had your roofing tiles replaced and not because your roof is leaking! Where roofs are concerned, an ounc of prevention is indeed worth a pound of cure. If your roof is leaking, it is likely that additional damage has been done and more expensive repairs will be necessary. Much of this damage you may not be aware of until your existing roofing material is removed and the underlying structure is exposed. . This is why it is highly recommended that you have your roof replaced before signs of leaks or damage are evident.
If you need a new roof, you should invite multiple contractors to submit bids for your roofing job. You are supposed to review the quality of work, and check up on the references for each of the roofing contractors that submit a bid. You may need to negotiate the price of your new roof installation, which is difficult if you do not know everything that needs to be done, and what a new roof is supposed to cost.
Once you complete all of these steps, you are expected to make a wise decision, and then notify the roofing contractors that they either did, or did not get the job. Anyone who has gone through this process can tell you how time consuming and stressful it can be. They can tell you that they probably abandoned the process, in favor of an easier, and more risky, way.
How to Find a Roofer in Victoria BC
Finding a roofing contractor in Victoria BC need not be difficult. Easy Job Quote.com was designed to help home owners complete the contractor selection process that is recommended by every industry professional, without the stress and frustration that they have been exposed to in the past.
Our goal is to make the contractor selection process simple, transparent, and fair.
We do this by using a simple three step process. When a home owner contacts us to help them find a roofer in Victoria BC, we come to the home and prepare the job for tender. We take detailed measurements, digital pictures, and break the job down into its components, so that a roofing contractor can get a good idea of exactly what needs to be done.
Once the tender is created, we publish the tender in our online marketplace, and invite qualified contractors to compete for the job by submitting bids.
Once bidding is complete, the home owner is given access to each of the bids so they can do their research and make an informed decision. The home owner will have multiple bids from roofing contractors in Victoria BC. Each bid will contain the bid price, the terms and conditions, and the ratings and reviews from other home owners who have had work done by the bidding contractor.
This gives the home owner the power to choose the roofing contractor that is right for them. The home owner is protected from sales pressure, and can make a stress free decision with complete information from trusted sources.
How to Compare Roofing Contractors in Victoria BC
Comparing roofing contractors is important, and that is why we make comparing roofing contractors easy in our online marketplace. We allow you to go over the entire bid proposal from each contractor so that you can find the elements that are most important to you.
Terms and conditions are an often overlooked, but very important element of every roofing contract. The terms and conditions will lay out any special requirements that each party has requested of the other. You do not want to be surprised when you come home to find that your roofer has placed a large dumpster in your driveway, or that they need to store their tools and materials in your garage. By putting these terms and conditions up front in the bid, we give you the power to review the entire proposal before you agree to it.
As a home owner, you are expected to ask for references from each of the roofing contractors who submit a bid for the job. We attach each of these reviews to the bids submitted by each roofing contractor. This gives you the ability to compare each roofer on the criteria that is most important to you.
How We Rate Roofers in Victoria BC
We rate roofers on several different criteria, each of which home owners have told us are very important to them. We ask each home owner to rate their roofer after the work is completed so that we can make them available to home owners looking to compare roofers in the future.
Showing up on time is very important to many people. Waiting around for your roofer to show up is not time well spent. We give you the ability to rate your roofing contractor on a scale of 1-10, and a space to comment, so you can tell the story of why you gave the rating that you did. This is very important information to pass on to future home owners.
No one likes a pile of demolition garbage in their front yard. Cleanliness is an important element of any job site, and one that impacts home owners. Rate you roofing contractor on their cleanliness, and tell people why you gave them that rating. It will help other home owners know what to expect if they hire the same roofer that you had hired.
Quality of work is an important element that needs to be assessed. Each contractor should have the quality of their work evaluated, and then passed on to other home owners. This rating provides a great incentive for roofers in Victoria BC to do high quality work, so they can win more business in the future.
Behavior is often on of the most important facets for home owners, and yet often overlooked by roofers. Rating roofing contractors based on their behavior will help to remind them of the importance of good behavior, and the impact that it can have on home owners.
Likelihood to recommend is a rating element that puts the entire roofing experience into a single metric. How likely a home owner is to recommend their roofing contractor to other home owners is a critical opinion that needs to be delivered.
What a Roofing Contractor Will Do
Your roof is responsible for protecting you from the elements. Victoria's weather is particularly tough on roofing material with its combination of wind, rain and, in many areas, salt spray. Your roofer must build a roof that can withstand the elements, and prevent leaks for decades.
A good roofer will remove any old material that needs to be replaced before installing the new roofing materials. This is accomplished by deciding what can stay, and what needs to go. Old, cracked shingles, worn metal flashing, and rotten wood need to be removed to ensure the new materials last for the lifetime needed.
Preparing a roof is also very important. Laying the right sheeting, using the right underlay, and the right flashing will all go to ensuring a long lasting leak-proof barrier on top of your house.
The shingles or other roofing materials you use will determine the look of your roof. A good roofing contractor will have access and know-how to install almost any roofing material. A clean looking installation will make your house look appealing and add value.
For more information about finding a good roofing contractor in Victoria BC, please call us at Easy Job Quote: 250 590-8182. We will be happy to help.
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