How can you recognise a good, reliable roofer?

Is your roof undergoing renovations, or have you hit the roof phase of your new-build project? There’s no doubt about it – it’s a stressful affair! Selecting the material, colour and pattern aren’t the only issues you have to tackle. On top of that, you’ve also got to find a company you can entrust with such a huge investment.

Where should you start your search? And - more importanly - how can you recognise a good, reliable roofer?


It goes without saying that you’ll need to start out by contacting a few roofers to request a quote. That establishes one of the first key criteria, since you obviously aren’t going to end up with the very best roofer for your project on the first try. A good professional will immediately get to work on the layout and drafting of a quote. They should be open to any questions and/or remarks you might have. Moreover, you’ll instantly have a good price indication from several different businesses. After all, finances obviously have their part to play too.


You’re sure to have heard a reputable roofer’s name dropped during a conversation with friends, family or neighbours. This is the perfect opportunity to talk to them about it again and find out what their opinions are! Have you noticed a company at work in your neighbourhood recently? Briefly drop by to ask about the builder or renovator’s experiences and satisfaction with the company’s work on their home.


Google! It never hurts to google something. Quite the opposite, in fact. You might find out quite a lot about the roofer’s reputation and their completed projects. From time to time, you’ll even come across ratings and reviews.

Feelings and impressions

What should you always remember? Don’t be afraid to trust your own intuition! What impression did the roofer leave on you? Did they seem honest and did they take your project seriously? Or did you feel like you weren’t given enough information and that it seemed like your roof was really just something they were squeezing in?

Lastly, don’t just depend on verbal agreements and arrangements. Make sure it’s all down on paper. That way you’ll avoid unpleasant surprises afterwards.