If you’re thinking of purchasing a new roof for your home, it is imperative that that your new roof will not only keep the rain out, but will made and installed with yours and your family’s possessions and personal safety in mind.

Yet according to industry research, the average person will commit to buying a new roof for their home just once in their lifetime, and so the process of buying a new roof and having it installed can be confusing. With this mind, we have compiled a checklist of things to do when choosing roofing services:

Get referrals

Referrals from friends and family are a great place to start looking for roofers in Leeds and indeed anywhere. Ideally, you should aim to get around three referrals from previously satisfied customers, which shouldn’t be too difficult if they are good craftsmen. Good professionals will always have a good reputation in their local area and will be happy to refer you to previous customers, so be wary of any contractors that are reluctant to do so.

The internet is also very much your friend when assessing the quality of roofing contractors because most roofing companies now have websites, and reviews are available on Google. Google reviews are generally a more reliable reflection of customer satisfaction as the testimonials shown on a website will no doubt be handpicked to convey positive feedback.

Insurance and safety

When seeking quotations from roofing services, you should also ask about their insurance cover, as roofing is no doubt a high-risk profession. Choose a roofer that is not only fully insured to perform the task at hand, but that their insurance remains valid at least until the end of the proposed job, allowing for any delays that might occur. This is important because it means you will not be liable for any injuries that the roofers may suffer when working on your roof.

In addition, a Leeds roofer should be trained in all aspects of health and safety, so check these credentials before moving on.

Read the fine print

Following a thorough inspection of your roof, a roofer will provide a written proposal which should cover all of the details of the project, from all of the costs, to the proposed start and end dates, as well as all aspects of the job itself. The best roofing contractors will ensure that the job adheres to local building codes, that the job is adequately supervised.

With 25 years of experience in the providing roofing for homeowners across Leeds, our roofers commitment to quality has contributed to our excellent reputation in the area. For a comprehensive quotation, please call us now on 0113 335 0043.