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How to choose roofing companies?

How to choose roofing companies?

Published by Programme B

Roofing services in Canada are provided by many companies. The best way to find residential roofing services is to conduct a comprehensive search on the Internet. You can perform a search by entering “roofing services near me” into Google and get numerous websites that provide roofing services in Canada. The Fee4bee hiring platform will be among them.

To take advantage of the platform for hiring contractors Fee4Bee, you just need to place your ad and you will see a list of roofers that are available in your area.

When you find a roof leak repair service provider that you like, you can check out the testimonials posted on his account. It is important to ask some questions to the roof service company before hiring. This is because residential roofing contractors usually have many services, including roof shingles installation, roof waterproofing services, and making a roof repair. You better find the ones that most suit your task.

Get the best roofing cost

When you find out that you need roof replacement service, the next step is to look at the rates. Roofing rates vary according to the size of the roofing project, the materials used, and whether the work will be carried out on a flat or sloped roof. 

Roof repair cost tends to be higher when they are being performed in the winter. Seasonal factors such as snowfall, high winds, and ice can affect the cost of roof repair in Canada. However, it is possible to reduce the price if you don’t make changes to the design of the roof.

It is important to take all these factors into consideration to get the best roofing services:

  • Try to have a clear idea of what the problem is. For example, roof leaks can be identified as cracks in the shingles. This will greatly simplify negotiations with the contractor and speed up the repair process. Also, the more confident you are about the problem, the less likely the performer will overcharge you.
  • Another factor that affects roofing rates is the type of material that is used on your house. Some materials reduce the cost of labor and some otherwise make it more expensive. For example, asphalt shingles are more difficult to install than metal roof shingles.
  • The type of roof that you have on your home also plays a role. Gable roof with a steep slope which needs in addition the roof drip edge needs to be done will be more expensive for sure than simple flat roofing services. 

Shingle roofs made of different materials are most popular in Canada. The cost of installing shingles can be different. Below are the average costs to install the shingles:

Metal shingles CAD $2 per square foot;
Clay shingles CAD $3.20 per square foot;
Asphalt shingles CAD $5.50 per square foot.

Each type of roofing has its own features. For instance, metal roofing requires less maintenance than most others. But clay shingles are fire-resistant and heats up less in the sun. Asphalt shingles allow you to cover roofs with complex structures and curves.

Agreement with a roofing contractor

As practice shows, during the work, some difficulties and additional costs may appear. The final price can grow up to about 10%. Therefore, it is better to prescribe in the contract all additional services, such as the installation of gutters, or if necessary the attic ventilation.

A standard contract usually includes three main points:

  1. Start and finish deadlines of roofing works;
  2. List of works;
  3. Roofing cost.

Some hidden defects caused by a wrong installation process may appear only after one or two seasons. A good master always provides a guarantee for his work. For a roof, it is usually at least three years.

If you take some time to research Canadian roofing services, you can get a roofing that will last for years. This will protect your home from leaks and help keep safe of your property and healthy for your family.