A roofer, usually referred to as a roofing contractor, is a specialized professional who specializes in repairing, building, and replacing roofs. Roofers also install, repair and replace roofs on commercial structures, using various types of materials, such as metal, shingles, asphalt, and shingle composite materials. They are responsible for maintaining the roofs, including inspecting them for signs of wear and tear, and repairing any problems before they become major problems.
Most roofers are licensed by the Building and Constructional Safety Authority (BCCA) and trained in the use of materials that are appropriate for residential and commercial applications. However, a licensed roofer can also perform work that is not specifically approved by the BCCA, such as installing gutters, gut posts, guttering, and trim work on gutters and eaves.
There are many different roofers available. The best place to begin your search is on the internet. There are numerous websites that allow you to search by type and location. You will find that you can choose from many different companies based on a number of factors. These factors include experience, the type of roof you have, whether you need a roofer to complete the job, the type of subcontractors you will hire, where you live, how much experience the roofer has, and what roofing materials they will use.
In order to find a roofer that meets your requirements you should contact several different roofing contractors in your area. Make sure that you have the roofer’s license number and insurance information on hand when speaking with the contractors. Most companies will ask to see an estimate before any work begins. Ask the contractor’s questions about the roof and ask about their experience in providing roofing services.
The roofing company you choose should offer a warranty and guarantee that will cover the work done by the roofer for at least a year, in the case of roof repair. Be sure to read over the guarantee closely to make sure it contains any possible limitations.
Before you choose a reputable roofing company, you should check with your local Building and Constructional Safety Authority to find out if they are registered with the agency. You may also want to find out if the company has been inspected and certified by the BCA. For more experienced contractors you can ask their references and recommendations. Once you find the right roofing company you will be happy with their work for years to come.