The roof is one of the most essential parts of a house as it protects the inhabitants from the elements of nature. So it is very important to appoint a responsible and qualified roofer for undertaking your roofing project. You must undertake a deal and make your decision only after much research. Here are some tips that will help you choose the best roofer for yourself:

  • Search the internet when looking for a roofing contractor. Once you get referral names from friends and relatives, Google their name. It will display a plethora of information about the people and company you are thinking to hire. Also check whether there are reviews and what other people have to say about the contractor.

  • Get quotes from different contractors. If any contractor offers a quote that’s much lower than what others have to offer and too good to be true, then there are sure to be reasons why their services come so cheap. Probably they are uninsured, without a license and perform substandard work.

  • Avoid contractors that ask for large amounts in advance. Trust your instincts and if anything feels shady, stay away from the company. Before signing to any contract read it carefully and make sure that you understand all the terms and conditions completely.

  • Ask the company for their business card and visit their location of their company. Sometimes some new establishments will make use of cheap tricks and use the same name as that of a well established company to bring in customers. So do your share your research before you hook up to a company.

  • Have a written contract on everything and anything that you agreed upon. The contract should include the starting date, completion date, materials to be used, in addition to their contact details, like name, phone number and address. It should also include their license number and other details about their job.

  • Check on the Better Business Bureau rating. You will be shocked to see how many companies have an ‘F’ rating because of unresolved complaints. Steer clear of companies that don’t have at least a ‘B’ rating. If the contractor is a member of the BBB, then there’s nothing like it because a code of ethics has to be maintained to be a member.
  • It is better not to hire the best contractors of town. Leave them for the huge commercial and government projects. It is likely that the biggest contractors will have a huge advertising expense that they will be passing on to you in your contract price.


  • Ask the hard questions, like what kind of background check they do on their employees, the kind of warranty they offer, how long they have been in your town, etc. Simply stay away from contractors who say that they have been in your town for less than 1 year. They are storm chasers.

If you are a resident of Winnepeg and are looking for a roofing contractor, you need not worry. There are many good Winnepeg roofing companies that you can hire for your roofing project.

Bob willis is a renowned author. She has written many articles on home remodelling. In this article, she has given 8 tips to hire good roofing contractors.