Here’s How to Decide Between All Those Waterproofing Companies
Areas in Northern Gauteng such as Pretoria, Centurion, and Midrand have no shortage of waterproofing companies. Many, unfortunately, are only eager to slap a cheap coating of sealant on your roof to charge exorbitant prices for it. How does one know then, which companies to trust and which are simply looking to make a quick buck? There are a few aspects to look out for when choosing the best roofing specialists, and we explore these factors below.
Ask About Their Portfolio
Waterproofing companies with more experience in the industry are bound the get the job done quicker, more efficiently, and with less hassle. While there is no way to prove the projects that a company has previously handled without documentation, you can simply ask. Try to find out about how frequently they are called out to projects similar to yours, and the general size of the projects they handle.
Learn More About the Products They Use
Even phenomenal waterproofing companies with a sterling reputation might sometimes cut corners to save on money. Before taking on new contractors, however, find out about the products or formula they use. You require services that will not only stop leaks but prevent future leaks from occurring too. The layer applied to your roof needs to be seamless and watertight, so it is essential you ask the right questions.
Find Out if They Offer Any Other Services
Waterproofing companies that exclusively tackle water leaks and use only rooftop sealant might not be able to handle other problems. It’s generally better to hire the services of contractors that can:
- Do a roof inspection to see what repairs and restoration must be done.
- Offer roof repairs for damaged, sagging, or leaking roofs.
- Repair ceilings, flashings, fascia boards, and barge boards.
- Identify and replace rotten timber.
- Offer damp-proofing as an extra service.
- Repair any rooftop damage created by natural disasters or the elements, such as hail, wind, and thunderstorms.
Are There Any Guarantees Offered?
You might look into waterproofing companies that offer cheaper-than-average prices. While this may be a temporary and cost-effective quick fix, in the long run, it might cost you more to have your roof redone. The key is to strike a balance between cost-friendly solutions that suit your budget, and top-quality products and services guaranteed to last a long while. Before hiring new contractors, ask them about the guarantees on their workmanship and how long their waterproofing solution is intended to last. Beware of claims touting guarantees that last unusually long, or those that don’t have any guarantee at all.
Why Roof Proof Restoration Remains a Wise Choice
After more than a decade in the industry, we at Roof Proof Restoration have only grown from strength to strength. Our winning formula doesn’t just act as a watertight membrane that coats your rooftop, but it is also heat-reflective and cools the surface of the roof down. This means that in warmer months like summer you won’t need to spend as much money on indoor cooling systems. Our workmanship has a minimum guarantee of 5 years and during installations, our experienced managers will be on-site to ensure only the best services each time.
For affordable roof repairs, restoration, and waterproofing, don’t hesitate to send us an online enquiry or give us a call today.