When it is time to go for the roofing of your new building or if you would like to replace the existing roof for a new one, metal roofing can be a great option due to the several desirable properties of metal roofs. If you want to get the best out of your metal roofing project, you must do some homework. Here are the points to work on before you commence your metal roofing or steel shingles Ottawa installation project.
Find out if the contractor you are choosing is a skilled one
Never go by the assumption that all roofers are equally skilled. Some contractors would push the homeowners to go for a specific material for roofing not because that could be a good option, but only because they are highly familiar only with that material. It is necessary to work with an installer who is properly trained, well experienced and highly skilled particularly with the installation of metal roofs. Go for an installer who is in the industry not less than for five years. If they have not been doing a good quality work, they could not have lasted in the field for so long as five years.
Reputed roofing installers are highly involved in the industry and would be well aware of the trends and latest techniques in the industry. Find out if the roofing contractor is a member of a reputed trade alliance. Contact some referrals and check if they were satisfied with the given contractor’s work. It is also necessary to find out if the contractor has been maintaining a good reputation and relationship with the clients long after the project was accomplished. Post-installation support is one desirable quality to validate a roofing contractor. If you can see the work of the contractor in person, nothing like that to know if the contractor can do a good job for you.
Work with the options
Metal roofing installation is a highly tricky project. There are hundreds of options in front of you with regard to material types, finishes, installation techniques and others. It is good to go for the best rated and long lasting material that you can afford. It is a great idea to research the installer’s product recommendations to check what will work for your typical installation environment and condition.
Ensure that the contractor is licensed to do the job. It is also necessary to find out if the contractor has insured and can cover the workers’ compensation in the event of any accident at the work place. Get the proof of insurance certificates to verify this fact. Usually a reputed metal roofing contractor will not hesitate to provide you the information in this regard. Also, do not make the full payment till you are satisfied with the output. Hold a part of the payment till the project is completed perfectly and the site is cleaned up to the best of your satisfaction. Settle the final bills after taking the warranty certificate and ensuring that the roof is not leaking and not showing up any kind of defects.