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What to look for in a roof installer

Felt Roofing InstallationWhen it comes to repairing, replacing or even installing a new roof entirely, we understand that it can be a matter of juggling a whole host of different choices – from the material to use, the type of roof that you think will be of most benefit to your home, right down to which supplier, or installer, will provide you with the best possible service for your money.  When it comes to roof installations, the cheapest option is not necessarily ever the best one – as there are a number of factors that you are advised to bear in mind ahead of starting a contract with any firm.

Customer relations

What makes a quality roof installer?  Firstly, look to see what other people are saying – does the installer have a solid social media presence?  How do their employees handle customers in the public eye – are they quick to respond to queries?  Do they handle complaints well?  The benefit of social networks such as Twitter works for both businesses and customers – as it provides a solid, public platform for customers to share their opinions on the services they have received, and it allows for firms to display their best achievements.  While it may not be an element to shopping for roofing installers that many may consider right away, word of mouth and public persona are essential to the running of a reliable business – meaning that you can do no wrong in tracking them down online before handing over any money.

Previous work

Secondly, are they able to backup the previous work they’ve done with photographs, testimonials, and even accreditations?  The more awards or licenses that a firm displays online – be it on their Facebook page or their own website – the more likely it is that you can trust them to supply a good service.  Additionally, if they are registered with a body that oversees their work and they advise this publicly, they can be held to account for each and every piece of work they complete, and are happy to advise they do so – again, another good sign that this is a roof installer you can rely upon.  Any installer hesitant or unable to provide accolades or even testimonials should be considered less approachable than those with genuine seals of approval – after all, a firm that is proud of its achievements is very likely to be considered genuinely worthy of them!


Finally, when it comes to finding the right roofing installer for you, it is always worthwhile considering the nitty-gritty.  How long have they been in business?  What types of roofing can they supply?  Are they up front with rates and have an extensive, user-friendly online portfolio?  These are all simple things to bear in mind – whatever you do, do not hand any money over until you are certain that a firm can complete a job for you satisfactorily and within the time that they advise they can do so.

For information on how Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing can supply efficient, effective and long-lasting GRP roof solutions, call us today on 0800 3118 262 or email us via web form – alternatively, please take a closer look around our website – and if we can be of any assistance otherwise, do contact us at your convenience!

Ian Chrichlow

Ian Chrichlow is a seasoned roofing expert serving Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. Specialising on GRP Fibreglass Roofing, Flashing, and Flooring. With a 20-year guarantee on all projects, Ian builds trust and quality into every job. He's got the know-how for both domestic and commercial spaces