Lead work specialist – Choose a company with care
When choosing a lead work specialist it is essential that you do so with great care. There are many roofing contractors out there and some may claim to be specialists, but not all offer the same quality of service. When looking for specialist work you could end up paying out for poor quality workmanship which is not what you want and you would have to start all over again.
One way of ensuring that you get a lead work specialist is by asking if they are a member of the NFRC, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors is there to ensure that all members offer high quality standards of work. They will also be fully insured which would bring enormous peace of mind. Always ask the contractor about the materials they will be using for the project, usually this will be milled led sheet. All work that is undertaken by the contractor should come with a guarantee and the contractor should be able to give you an estimate as to how long the project would take to complete. However you would have to take into account inclement weather and such.
When looking around for quotes for lead work then you should bear in mind that the cheapest is not necessarily what you should go for. If you choose a well established company that has many years in business and which is perhaps into the third or fourth generation of family run business then you would have the assurance of a caring and quality business to put in charge of your roof. Often you should make your choice of contractor based not on the cost of the project but on the quality of their advice.
In all cases you should ask the contractor to supply you with a quote or estimate in writing. While the majority of companies are ethical and would not consider charging way over the verbal quote they provide, unfortunately there are some less than scrupulous companies who could do so. Ensure that if possible the quote is given once a thorough inspection of the project had been given and remember that due to certain conditions the quote could change slightly.
While a professional lead work specialist would be able to provide you with the work you need and to the standard you need you would have to bear in mind that it is down to you as the property owner to get any permission needed for planning permission. Any competent and ethical specialist should not only take care to provide a quality job they should also provide an excellent service both during and after the project. This includes such as keeping the area in which they are working well maintained and safe during the job at hand. This would include safety around any scaffolding that needed to be erected, during work and during the process of dismantling. The contractor should leave the site as they found it, except of course that you would have the work completed to your satisfaction.