As tempting as it may sound, getting your roof installed or fixed by a cheap yet charming contractor is a bad idea. They will often sweet talk you with promises of better work for far less money, assuring you that they will do the work quickly and leave you happy. This is rarely how it turns out. A poorly installed or maintained roof can be dangerous to your health as well as draining on your bank account as you will likely have to pay a more legitimate company afterwards to come in and fix the job these contractors will have done. North Vancouver Roofing & Contracting aims to save you money in the long run while keeping you and your family safe and warm.
The first thing to do when approached by a cheap contractor is to check their certifications. Ask to see their license and do some research to make sure it’s legit. Many small contractors don’t possess the necessary certifications, and some will even provide fake ones along with fake insurance in an attempt to settle their victims worries and seem more professional than they really are. A proper company such as North Vancouver Roofers has all the correct certifications and are happy to provide details to prove it.
Secondly, we recommend you ask around the area. If any contractor or business contacts you or catches your eye, simply ask around. You can search online or find people in the area that have used their services. Shady practices will not haven taken proper care of their customers and their local reputation will reflect this. Legitimate roofing experts like ourselves are proud of our reputation, going so far as to ask for reviews on our website, encouraging our customers to share their opinions as we are confident of receiving stellar feedback.
The final and most important thing to watch out for and the biggest reason to choose a known company rather than a shady contractor, is warranty and insurance. As mentioned before some businesses will provide fake information regarding their insurance and this can be an extremely expensive problem. Hiring one of these contracting companies will likely result in them leaving town before you discover any of the issues they have left. Another factor is the warranty they offer, if a contractor or company does not offer any warranty, it can cause complications with your own insurance. Many insurers will refuse to help with repeat repair costs if the company you chose initially did not offer any kind of warranty.
To put this in perspective, North Vancouver Roofing & Contracting offers a 10-year warranty with any of our work.
Watch out for businesses or contractors that seem to use shady practices or have a bad or non-existent reputation. Trust the old saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” and always do proper research.