Author: (Ontario) INC | Dec 14, 2021 |

A roof installation is one of the biggest investments that you, as a homeowner, can make. A roofing project can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, usually taking a few days to three or four weeks to complete. Although installing a new roof is a costly endeavor, it’s an effective way to keep your home in good condition and boost its curb appeal. But, as it’s a large-scale investment, you should make sure that the roofing installation is done right the first time around.

At (Ontario) INC, we understand that a roof is an important component of your home that keeps you and your loved ones safe from the weather and other environmental factors. This is why we go above and beyond to ensure you that the work we do and the services we provide are of the highest quality.

In many cases, the price may dictate the contractor you choose, but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. If you go with a roofing company that can give you a bargain price but can’t provide a list of happy customers, you’re probably going to end up with a substandard installation. While the price is important, you can pay less attention to it as quality is more important, and poor quality will cost you more down the road. To ensure you are getting a contractor that will provide you with the quality you want, you should spend time talking to potential roofing companies until you believe you’ve got all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

In most cases, the contractors that charge the lowest prices are those who cut corners or don’t have the proper licensing and accreditation or insurance to protect you. Roofing is an extremely dangerous job, and it’s important to have the right tools, materials, and safety equipment. At the same time, the knowledge and skills to use them are vital. To acquire this, roofing contractors need to become licensed professionals. This will guarantee that they have the necessary training and skills to do their work effectively.

Reputable roofing contractors hold the state-required permits and licenses for every job they perform. A high-quality roofing installer will also carry all required insurance for its workers, which will cover them in the event of accidents during your roof’s installation. As a homeowner, you should never work with a contractor that can’t provide proof of proper insurance for its employees.

When it comes to most businesses that provide a service, checking their reputation is also vital. So, before you spend money, it pays to do your homework. See what other homeowners have to say about the roofing contractor you’re considering. You can ask the company if it has a list of past clients you can call or check online for information about the company’s past jobs. When checking out past roofing jobs, keep certain things in mind like:

a. whether the area was prepared for the new shingles by removing the old shingles and examining the wood substrate before starting

b. if they did apply an ice and water shield in the appropriate areas

c. whether they put synthetic underlayment to the peak

d. if an error were to occur, how would they handle it

e. whether they provide a warranty for the work they do

It is necessary to know as much as possible about the roofing you’re hiring to ensure it can provide you with the quality you deserve. If the information provided on the company’s website or from past projects isn’t all-encompassing, do not hesitate to ask the company as many questions as possible. As mentioned earlier, a roofing job is a big investment. So, there is no such thing as asking too many questions. You have to do everything you can to ensure that your money is going into the hands of qualified roofing professionals.

Lastly, every aspect of your roofing installation should be professionally documented, but it’s especially important that you understand the financing terms and conditions. No part of the agreement should be confusing or left up in the air.

If you are looking for a residential roofing company in Hamilton, then reach out to us at (Ontario) INC. We treat every roofing project as if it were the roof protecting our own family. The last thing anyone would want to deal with is a leaky roof, leaving you exposed to the elements. We work with quality roofing materials and the best brands, and we hand-pick our roofing team members based on their skills and attitude. We offer services like roof installations, roof maintenance, roof repair, shingle roofing, dumpster bin rental, etc., to clients across Dundas, Waterdown, Flamborough, Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and the surrounding areas. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about the installation of new asphalt shingles, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.