Easiest Way to Find a Great Local Roofer in Saskatoon

Hello, nice to see you, thank you for checking out our article on the easiest way to find a great local roofer in Saskatoon, first a little disclaimer to set the mood moving forward. We are going to show you the “way” however we can’t tell you which local roofer in Saskatoon to hire so you will need to put in a little effort on your end but we can promise if you apply the tips we are covering you shouldn’t experience much resistance, still with us? Good otherwise this text would be “talking” to no one and that would just be awkward J

Steps You Need to Follow When Searching for Local Roofers in Saskatoon

The best place to begin the search for a local roofer no matter where you live is online so go to your preferred search engine and type in local roofer Saskatoon to find out the names of all the firms that do roofing in Saskatoon. Now you may be tempted to hire a freelancing individual but we will cover the reasons why you should not in a few moments so back to the list of local roofing professionals. There is a screening process you can follow that will help you identify the local roofer that should meet all of your needs but you have to be patient with this step if you want to have a good experience.

  • Find out whether the roofer has the necessary licenses and insurance. There should be an area of their website that you can find out whether their license is current and if they carry liability insurance. Working on a roof is dangerous and if the roofer or their employees fell off you would want them to be protected by the roofers’ liability insurance. If they did not have insurance, then your property insurance could be forced to pay and they will not because you chose to hire an uninsured contractor. By making sure the local roofers have adequate insurance you are protecting yourself from future financial hardship. If they are licensed, they should be up to date with the current building requirements so your roof is installed up to code.
  • When asking the local roofer to come over and provide you with a free estimate on what the job will cost you should take a look at how professional they look. You shouldn’t expect someone in a suit and tie but they should be clean and properly groomed. How knowledgeable do they seem? If they do not seem knowledgeable then they are probably not a good choice. When you receive the written estimate you should not make the decision to hire them right away but give it some time, ask yourself whether you trust the local roofer or not. Usually your first instinct is the right one when dealing with a person so if you have a bad feeling remove that local roofer from your list of prospects.
  • While looking over the quotes that are being provided you should pay close attention to the cost of roofing materials. What some local roofers do is jack up the cost of the materials to boost their profits which is nothing wrong with it provided they are transparent. Look for the local roofer that has a good balance of pricing and experience.
  • The last thing you will need to look at before you can pull the trigger and hire the local roofer is finding out what kind of customer satisfaction track record they have. To do this you should look on the Better Business Bureau and similar consumer advocate websites to find out whether the local roofer is consistent.

Reasons You Should Not Hire a Freelance Roofer

Canadians are do it yourselfers by nature and when there is a major job to do like roofing they want to find the lowest cost option, that’s human nature. While you may be tempted to jump on Kijiji or Craiglist, to find someone to do the roofing work for you there are a few potential yet significant pitfalls to be cognizant (fancy word for aware). If you don’t pay attention it could lead to major financial and legal headaches later on.

  • Freelancing roofers can charge a lower hourly rate because they do not have the overhead that an actual contractor has however this lower price is not always a bargain. Is the freelancer treating this as a sideline job while he works his/her “day job”? If they are not taking this type f work seriously then what are the odds they will do a good job? Even if it is a friend of yours when money is involved you always want to make sure the person is taking the task seriously.
  • What would happen if the roofer hurt themselves while on your property? It could happen and if the injury is serious they could become disabled or even die. The legal system is tricky and it could come out that you would be responsible for the costs associated with the injury or death. Your property insurance will not protect you in these circumstances because you hired an unlicensed individual so all that money you thought you were saving could come back to haunt you.
  • There is no guarantee of quality work. With a conventional local roofer if they do a bad job their reputation will suffer and they won’t be able to get repeat customers. The freelancer doesn’t have this incentive to do a good job, they could simply take your deposit and run with it leaving you little to no legal recourse.

We have covered the reasons why you should hire a local roofer in Saskatoon and the steps to follow, now you have to do the research yourself but it won’t take long to complete so start doing it now.




Steps You Need to Take When Looking for a Local Roofer in Saskatoon

If you are looking this over you must be interested in finding a local roofer in Saskatoon because let’s face it, no one reads about roofing unless they are roofing professionals or they need to find someone that is a professional. With that little bit of sarcasm out of the way, it’s early and the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet so please indulge us for a bit.

Reasons to Not Try Roofing on Your Own

Now you are probably thinking, I will surf the Internet and figure out how to fix the roof on my own and safe some money in the process, great idea for most home projects but not a roof. There are a few reasons why you should work with a competent professional but here are the ones that come immediately to mind.

  • It’s a roof! There is this thing call gravity and if you stumble or trip on the roof and even experts do from time to time well you are going to get a crash course in inertia so that is one major reason but there are more so sit tight.
  • If you don’t do the work properly your roof could be ruined causing damage to the entire building. Imagine it is raining and there is a gap somewhere on the roof that you missed, rest assured the water has not missed it and will creep inside your home rotting wood along the way. All that money you were “saving” is going to come back and bite you know where, the back side for those who weren’t sure what we are getting at.
  • Chances are you are probably violating your property insurance. If you read over the fine print in your home insurance policy, there is usually a clause about not using unlicensed contractors. You may own the property but you are not a licensed roofing contractor so if you attempted to do this work yourself it could lead to some monumental liabilities but let’s not let something like common sense get in the way of what seems like a good idea J

Benefits of Working with a Competent Local Roofer in Saskatoon

We are focusing on Saskatoon for this conversation but the nuggets of wisdom harvested from this conversation can be applied to just about any province out there. The first thing to realize is that while doing it yourself has a certain amount of appeal you wouldn’t try to give yourself a dental filling even though in theory you could, maybe we should stop with examples before we get a lawsuit for someone silly enough to try it but we digress. Where were we, oh yes so while doing things on your own may seem fulfilling there are benefits to working with someone who is competent.

  • The work should be done to the latest building codes; this will help you get the most longevity possible from your roofing materials.
  • The work is usually insured so if anything happens to the roofing professional or your property then your home insurance and their contractor insurance will make you whole.
  • Peace of mind knowing that everything is going to be done right and you can focus on other things. By hiring people who specialize in roofing it will let you focus on the things that you are good at, if everyone focuses on their talent it stimulates grow in the economy which is something we all want well should want.

Finding Local Roofers in Saskatoon

You didn’t think we would just continue talking without giving you some practical tips on how to find local roofers in Saskatoon? It’s ok we are not in the business of wasting time well not yet but it’s good to have options. The initial step is going to a search engine and frankly that is going to be Google because it works, type in local roofer Saskatoon and the search results are going to come up. Now this is the hard part, resist the urge to hire the first roofer on the search results, just because (not perfect English but George Jones made it popular with a song in the 60s, yeah I am old) they are on the top of the search engines does not mean they are the best choice out there. It would be really smart to screen at least five to ten roofers before you make a decision on which one to hire. There are few qualities you should look at when reviewing these roofers.

  • How long have they been providing roofing services in Saskatoon? Try to target the roofers that have been doing this for more than five years. The more experience they have in this niche the more likely (not guaranteed) they are to do a good job.
  • Look at the reviews made by people who hired the roofer, you can’t trust the testimonials on their website but do a search on the company name. If they have been doing this type of work for a few years, there should be something that comes up on the search results.
  • Look at the prices they are going to charge you for their services and remember cheaper is not always a bargain and higher is not always better. Try to aim for a roofer that is in the middle when it comes to pricing and you should have a better overall experience.

If you notice, we never highlighted any particular local roofer in Saskatoon because we respect your intelligence and wouldn’t want to insult you by recommending a roofer when frankly we don’t know your personal circumstances. What you can take away from this conversation is that it would be in your best interest to always follow these suggestions and you won’t have any problems when it comes time to repair or replace a roof.