Your roof is important.
As such, support from a genuine roofing expert is essential if you want a metal roof that’ll stand the test of time.
Metal roof installation is a big project. The payoff is huge: energy-efficiency and long-lived roofing, set to last you for years to come.
Of course, this requires a lot of preparation, a lot of work, and most importantly, the expertise of a qualified roofing team.
So how do you know you’ve got the right metal roof installer on your side? What do you need to consider before you pick up the phone and ask for a quote on your new metal roof?
1) Ask about their experience
Roof installers experts go through a rigorous training process that covers everything from safety and procedure to techniques.
Of course, classroom learning is only one part of what makes a qualified roofer. As a trade, metal roof installation is a hands-on profession. As such, the only way to really learn the ins and outs is practical, real-world experience.
Be sure to ask about what types of job they’ve done in the past.
Certain metal roofing installations require unique approaches – warehouse roofing comes to mind. This is especially important if your metal roof doesn’t fit the mould of a conventional roofing job.
Think of it as an indirect measure of how knowledgeable they are with the less predictable parts of metal roofing installation.
2) Check their license and insurance
Not everyone who wants to be a metal roofing contractor can just become one overnight.
To operate legally, metal roofing contractors have to undergo a rigorous licensing program with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).
This licensing process is meant to weed out installers who aren’t up to the task. Applicants are tested on their know-how, as well as on safety issues and theoretical knowledge about how to instal metal roofing that’ll last.
All of this ensures that your metal roofing installation expert knows their stuff!
3) Is your metal roof installer covered by insurance?
Another thing to watch out for is their insurance.
All roofing installers are required to hold insurance.
This protects you, members of the public, and their own team in the event that something goes wrong and covers and damage that might ensue.
Choosing an unlicensed roofing installer is risky – if something goes wrong, you have no financial protection.
If your metal roofing installer isn’t insured, there can only be two reasons why:
- They don’t care enough to
- Nobody will insure them
Do you really want to entrust your metal roofing installation to someone like that?
4) What type of metal roofing do they use?
Not all types of metal roofing are made equal.
Different metals and brands have different lifespans, durability and protective coatings, all of which can drastically impact your comfort!
Before contacting a metal roof installer, be sure to investigate what materials they use.
For example, at Watermaster Roofing, we use solely COLORBOND metal roofing. Why’s that?
- It lasts longer
- It’s treated with proprietary protective coatings
- It’s specifically formulated to withstand harsh Aussie conditions
Trust us, most metal roofers are eager to flaunt the metal roofing brands they’re able to provide. Think of it as quality by association – why wouldn’t we bring attention to it?
Not only that, but our workmanship is only half of the equation – the other is metal roofing materials that stands the test of time!
Metal roofers who are evasive about what they use is one to be suspicious of. Are they partnered with a dodgy no-name metal roofing brand?
And even if they give you a name, that doesn’t mean you should stop there. Look up their metal roofing supplier and keep an eye out for scandals or common issues.
This could potentially save you thousands down the line!
Get the right metal roof installation expert
Contact Watermaster Roofing for your roof installation needs
Make the right call for your roof – choose Watermaster Roofing for all your metal roofing needs.
With more than 20 years of experience in both commercial and residential roofing, you can trust our team to provide prompt, reliable service.
We don’t just do metal roofing installation either. We look after all of your metal roofing needs, including:
- Metal roof inspections
- Roof replacement
- Roof repairs and maintenance
- Roof plumbing and guttering
Watermaster Roofing has in fact branched from our original business, Watermaster Plumbing. So if you’ve got any problems with your roof plumbing, pipes, or gutters, there’s only one number to call for expert roof and plumbing repairs.