The 5 Top Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

If you want some work done on your roof for your Sydney home, the first thing to do is to find a professional roofing contractor in Sydney you will trust. A quality roofing contractor will complete the job to a high standard and help you to work within your budget. They will be polite, courteous, experienced and, of course, fully insured and qualified.

Finding the right Sydney roofing contractor for your job takes more than just a Google search. You will need to do some research, compare prices and ask the right questions.


Here are 5 important questions that you should be asking to every roofing contractor.

1. Can You Provide References?

A trustworthy contractor will always be able to provide you with a list of references and testimonials. You should be able to view their portfolio of recent projects and even go to the site of past projects to view their work first hand.

If they are currently working on a project, ask to visit the job site so you can see how the workers behave and assess the quality of their workmanship.

2. Do You Have Insurance?

If one of the workers hurts themselves on your property, you want to make sure that both you and they are protected.

Your roofing contractor at least should have ‘Contract Works’ insurance to cover any renovation claims. Ask your contractor about their insurances and feel free to ask for some sort of accreditation. This way you can have the peace of mind knowing that everyone is protected.

3. Do You Provide a Free, Comprehensive Quote?

You don’t want any surprises at the end of the project, so make sure your contractor is willing to provide you with a comprehensive (preferably free) quote, with an itemised list in the estimation.

Your contract should specify exactly what material the roofer is going to install and how much of it they will use. This will ensure that your roofers aren’t cutting corners with their work.

4. What Sort of Warranty Do You Offer?

A manufacturer’s warranty will cover the material used on your roof, but not the work itself. This means that you may still need to pay full price for repairs when something goes wrong.

A good contractor will offer at least a year’s warranty on their workmanship. Make sure you find out what warranty your contractors offer and get this in writing.

5. How Will You Finish the Job Each Day?

Your Sydney roofer should only strip as much as they can reroof on the same day. This ensures that your home remains protected during the course of the project. Make sure that they tarp any open roof strips and clean up after themselves every day, too.


One Stop Roofing Shop is one of Sydney’s best roofing contractors, located in the Sutherland Shire. We are trustworthy and experienced and provide high-quality work.