Choosing a Roofing Company to reroof your house

Choosing a Roofing Company to reroof your house

What needs to be done?

When your roof needs to be replaced, generally it is not a job you will be able to do yourself.  It is a very specialised task and it needs to be done right, to excellent standards and offer a robust longterm warranty when complete.

Who can do it?

There are many Auckland based contract roofing businesses you could have do the task and finding them is easy.  Do a quick search engine hunt will show you many pages of options.  Deciding while one to choose can be more difficult.   Advise on your roof is vital if you are not an expert in the field and finding an unbiased company to give you the information you need can sometimes be tricky.  There are different materials to choose from and when you have decided on the material you want installed there will be different prices from different companies to explore.

Are they good at what they do?

You need to ensure that you are comfortable with the company you finally decide on as they are providing the shelter your family will live under for decades to come.  The company should be a member of the Roofing Association of NZ and preferably should have been established for many years.  It is advantageous to get quotes from several different companies and compare them.  Feel free to ask a lot of questions.  The company you select should not have any problems explaining roofing terms, processes, materials and warrantys.  Ask several times to ensure you understand because a new roof is a large investment and might be of the biggest cost you will incur when maintaining your home.

Ask around and listen to others:

Listen to friends and family who have had good experiences with roofing companies in the past.  Usually this is a sign of a good track record. Often people who have had a house reroofed will return to the same company when they move house and require reroofing of their new property, so ask people who they used.  

Do they ensure they keep everyone safe while working at height? 

The company you choose should value the safety of their workers and as such will insist upon scaffolding or an Edge Fall protection system that will keep everyone on the roof safe.

What else could you get?

You can ask the roofing companies to recommend other materials, or if they are aware of a better material than is currently on your roof.   Things change often and it doesnt hurt to have all the information.

Can you have a look at previous work completed?

View before and after photos on the companies websites or a gallery of work that they have done.  Request a drive-by list if you would like to see some in person.

Want to try us?

Come to Cooper Roofing when you think you need your property reroofed.  We give free quotes and advise.  We are happy to give you an unbiased opinion of whether you need it done now, or if there is a few more years of life left in the roof.