Another aspect that is not often taken into account when employing a roofing contractor is what the contractor chooses for the roofing material, it could be asphalt, aluminum, concrete / clay tile, shingles, etc.
Many companies will have vendors they use on a regular basis and in recruiting the contractor you use their chosen suppliers basically as well. This has both good and bad consequences, on the good side it manufacturer would definitely have been chosen by the contractor as their goods give them the quality and price that they find better fits their culture and you will no doubt have agreed on this provider because you also have done your homework and determined what you want from the contractor. But on the bad side you might also be agreeing to a project because, while your contractor feels it’s perfect, it can also carry with it many things that you should recognize as well.
Here are a few concerns that you should consider asking or addressing:-
- Is this a new product and a fair deal for using it has been given to the manufacturer and the house is now essentially an active check and with any new product it could potentially collapse and the seller with it.
- Is there a chance that in future years there may be growing changes, and then a need for more of this product? This may not be a bad thing, but the provider has exclusive privileges to deliver this company and leaves you with them as an alternative and sometimes you may want to turn to another contractor for different reasons (this is a whole other area of discussion that I will deal with later).
- Will supply issues come in the future? Also think over ordering the necessary amounts as though many companies would leave extra material behind if potential improvements are needed others won’t so you need to call them and maybe you won’t want to! Clearly this is not really true for sheets of metal as they will rust if not stored properly.
- If the goods imported then you should really consider ordering extra as supply becomes an issue if you have to import from another nation, to further build on the previous point.
In summary when selecting your roofing contractor you must determine what consistency, price or pace you want from them. Hopefully you will be able to get all three but whoever you recruit will have to do your research on the substance they are going to use and the availability.