Repairing or replacing a roof on an existing home, or hiring a contractor to roof your new home is a big decision. Your roof is your first line of defence against the Canadian elements – keeping your family, your personal memories and heirlooms, as well as your homes structural integrity and investment value safe. When you think about it like that, you want to ensure that you are working with the best and most reliable of contractors.
At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP, we understand that upgrades or renovations to your home are an investment. For 60 years, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park improve the look and quality of their homes and we pride ourselves on being able to exceed the expectations of our customers. We also have the credentials to back up our reputation as members of the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association as well as the Edmonton Executives Association.
We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau in North Edmonton and are its oldest member because we continue to believe in a commitment to excellence. As such, here is some advice on choosing a roofing contractor from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
The BBB notes that a legitimate roofing company, like A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP, will be able to provide the following:
- Local references and roofing testimonials;
- Business License;
- Roofing credentials;
- Workers compensation insurance;
- General liability insurance; and
- Written manufacturer warranties.
For your peace of mind, and your own learning curve, get at least three different companies to submit proposals or quotes. Learn what you can from each person who looks at your roof by asking questions – material quality, cost, labour, time on site, and clean up after as examples. Take time to make an informed decision and compare what each roofer recommends, is offering, and watch out for hidden costs or extras.
Do not consider anything but a proposal in writing, and ask if it is an estimate or a bid: an estimate is the roofer’s best guess; a bid is a fixed amount of money to do the job, an agreement that the job will be done for an agreed-upon price.
Finally, be careful of any company that uses door-to-door sales or leaves a flier on your doorknob or in your mailbox, promising insurance compensation for repairs. Phrases to watch out for include “insurance companies are compensating” and “most homeowners are unaware of the storm damage on their roof.” It usually takes hail at least 1¼ inches in diameter to cause damage, with golf ball size or larger causing serious damage.
Roofing Contractors in St. Albert
If you need roofing repairs in St. Albert or even replacement, call A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP at 780.465.7571 today to learn about our five-year workmanship warranty.