Did you know that the Brisbane roofing industry has grown more than 120% over the past 10 years?
At Brisbane Roofing Solutions, we first started advertising on Google over 10 years ago. At that time we were competing against another 8 other roofing contractors in Brisbane. As of last month, there were 32 roofing contractors advertising on Google alone (and that doesn’t include all the roofers posting on Gumtree!)
While many homeowners might think they can avoid hiring a roofing contractor (by carrying out their own roof repairs), that’s never a good idea and rarely ends well!
DIY roofing, or paying cash to an unskilled tradesperson, is likely to result in more damage to your roof, leading to a much higher repair bill.
So, how do you know which roofing contractor to call on when your roof needs some TLC? That’s exactly what this article will help you with.
Tips For Hiring A Skilled Roofing Contractor
It’s all about the REVIEWS
Head straight to Google and search for a roofing contractor in your local area ie. ‘algester roof restoration’ or ‘brisbane roof repairs’.
Your starting point is to make sure you select at least 3 roofing contractors who have more than twenty, 5 star reviews.
Visit the websites of the local contractors you have chosen, and read their testimonials. Do they seem authentic?
BONUS TIP: Check the testimonials (and reviews) are recent.
Make sure the contractor provides an onsite quote
A rising trend in the roofing industry (across all trades actually), is the rise of contractors providing a quote from a photo.
Giving you a quote from a photo is not how we work, and this is why.
A photo will not reveal the depths of any damage, a photo merely shows what might be the problem, on the surface.
In 95% of cases, an offsite quote is completely inaccurate.
Awarding a quote to the contractor who has not completed an onsite quote will more than often result in you paying over the quoted price.
Does the roofing company have a social media presence where they post photos from recently completed projects?
This is a great sign that they stay on top of trends, and are happy to engage directly with their customers (as opposed to some roofing companies who hide reviews and stay away from social media because of their negative reputation).
Before & After Images
We’ve saved the best to last.
An updated before and after roofing gallery will clearly demonstrate the quality of your roofing contractor’s work.
Check the contractors website or social media pages for before and after comparisons.
Question to ask
Once you’ve selected a few service providers, we recommend you ask the following questions:
- Ask if the roofing contractor has a QBCC contractors licence and whether they are fully insured.
- Ask if they complete the work themselves or contract out to other companies.
- Ask if the charge to provide a quote (we offer a free roofing inspection & quote, not every contractor does this).
On that note, if you are looking for a reliable and experienced roofing contractor in Brisbane, then Brisbane Roofing Solutions is the company that you need by your side. We have a great team of skilled roofing professionals who have been servicing homes and commercial properties from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years, and we are always happy to help with advice!
James Kelly is the owner of Brisbane Roofing Solutions, one of Queensland’s top rated roofing companies. James has succeeded by combining award-winning customer service with superior quality roofing services and has extensive experience restoring and repairing all roof types.