How To Find The Right Roofing Specialist
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of attractive, well-cared-for roofing. Brisbane homeowners and potential home buyers see the roof as an indication of how well a house is maintained. It plays a major role in curb appeal. And that’s on top of the functional role it plays in protecting the interior of your home and minimizing the cost and hassle of leaks or other damage.
Along with choosing the right style and materials for your roofing, you also need the right specialist to install and care for your roof and protect your valuable investment. We recommend only choosing a contractor with the experience, training, accreditation and industry certifications to verify their qualifications for the work you require.
What to Look For
- Licensing. Make sure your contractor is licensed by the Building Services Authority (BSA). The BSA regulates the licensing of contractors, educates both consumers and contractors about their rights and responsibilities, protects consumers against loss through statutory insurance and more. Licensing is an official requirement for any business to undertake, carry out or supervise building work valued at or over $3,300 in Queensland.
- Accreditation. Ask if the contractor is a member of Master Builders Queensland. Master Builders is a well-established association dedicated to providing support and resources that help ensure their members deliver excellent quality and outcomes to their customers. Master Builders also provides its members with regular training courses and a dispute resolution service.
- References. Your contractor should be able to provide you with a list of customers who can vouch for the quality of their work. Call the references to ask if they were satisfied with the job performed, felt the price was fair, and the work carried in a professional and timely manner.
- Estimates. We recommend getting written estimates from at least three different companies.
However, price is not the only consideration, because choosing the specialist who offers the lowest rate could cost you in the long run if they are not properly licensed, accredited, and have experience and references to ensure you will receive the quality service you deserve.
When you’re in the market for a Brisbane roofing expert, we would love to talk you through your options, from minor roof repairs to installation on new construction. We aim to be Brisbane’s go-to roofing expert and provide the work you need to protect the beauty, functionality and value of your roof and home.