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We have sourced and empowered contractors for any service you may require.
ROOFING CONTRACTORS THAT TAKE YOUR HOUSE TO NEW HEIGHTS
We can connect you with skilled contractors to take care of any roofing needs you may have. Whether you need some roof maintenance, or your roof needs repairing or replacing, or you’re looking for a whole new roof to be built, we source skilled independent contractors that make sure it’s handled expertly.
Roofing projects they handle:
- Roof maintenance
- Replacement and repair
- New roof build
How it works?
Complete a quick online form with your job request.
We connect you to up to 3 independent contractors to quote.
Choose which contractor to work with and pay securely online.
We provide tips and ask you to review your contractor at the end of the job!
What clients say about THEIR EXPERIENCE
Moffat, the painter we used from Fix Forward, did a great job. He was good natured and punctual and his labourers even helped me out with my guttering.
- David Preutz
It was very easy to use the Fix Forward platform and both contractors were great. They did what they said they would, when they would and demonstrated loads of initiative.
- Christina Clucas
This was a great way to find a professional, reliable tradesman. Herbet communicated well and arrived on time as arranged. I can really suggest him and his team as good painters. Thank you!
- Erika Espach
I contacted Fix Forward between Christmas and New Year, right in the middle of the builder's holiday but they had someone available to assist a couple of days later. The quote was very reasonable and the gate is standing as it should once again.
- Barbara Dupuy
find a roofing expert
One of the toughest specialists to source is a roofing expert. Be it for repairs or for doing a roof from scratch, this is a serious area of specialisation and a space in which you definitely don’t want to make mistake and hire the wrong contractor. It is also a tough area to find somebody whose work you like.
So how do you find the right person or team to take care of the roof of your house or building? It is not always easy. Here are some tips to help you search for and vet the credentials of roofing contractors.
Align with the experts
Remember that you are not the first person to be looking for a roofer. Many have gone before you and there are specialist platforms like ours (fixforward.com) that are designed to find you the perfect person or people for your job. The stated mission of the Fix Forward team is ‘to connect you to skilled, independent contractors, who we mentor and empower to deliver professional services with purpose.’ In short, ours is a site that vets and trains and affords a profile to independent roofers and other contractors who are looking to make it in their chosen field.
The process is really simple as well. Simply complete the online questionnaire and almost instantly you will be connected with relevant people for the job based on your location and requirements. It really could not be much easier.
Everyone has a website
Start with Google and search for roofing contractors or roofers. Google is designed to give you the most relevant answers to you based on your search criteria and location. So it should turn up operators in your area. It goes without saying that it is only going to return results of companies who have websites, so there might be a few old-school people who haven’t taken their business online yet – but the reality is those people will be few and far between.
Spend some time perusing some of the websites and look out for things like images of their work and referrals from happy clients. Look to see when they were founded and who currently owns them. There is a lot of information that can be gleaned from a website and you should milk it for all that it is worth. Be aware at all times that a website is a marketing tool that has been produced by the company to promote itself – so it will be biased – but that is okay. Much like a roof a website is also something that needs maintenance and attention to detail. If the website is old and out-of-date and looks as though it hasn’t seen much love in recent times, then you should ask yourself if you are okay with these people taking care of your roof.
facebook and social media
The original social media platform is home to almost three billion people. Aside from individual pages there are many community groups and corporate pages. Community pages are a great place to source information. Find a relevant community group (there will almost certainly be one for the suburb you live in) and ask for recommendations. This is a super useful way of finding near neighbours who have gone through the process that you are about to embark on. Take to heart what they say and speak to those people they recommend. Also don’t be afraid to ask what could have been done better.
You can naturally also flip the question around or make it reversible by asking if there are any roofing contractors who you should avoid. It might be best, if you are going to ask this question, to ask people to respond to this question via a direct message. But don’t be afraid to ask. What is worth remembering is that there will be at least one dissatisfied client for almost every contractor, so you are going to get some negative reports if you ask. The key is not to look at individual negative responses, but rather to look for trends and patterns. If your inbox is flooded by reports on a specific company or point-of-failure then listen carefully.
The internet has a home for almost everyone and disgruntled or opinionated consumers are no different. Sites like Hellopeter.com have become significant players and reputations can be made or broken here. In short it is a reviewing platform where consumers can rate service or products that they have received. And sites like this are not limited to Hellopeter, there are plenty of others with a similar raison d’etre. Look out for planetfeedback.com, complaints.com or theconsumerist.com to name just a few.
In visiting these sites remember that people are far more inclined to go on line to write a negative review or a complaint. Quick to scold but slow to praise is generally how things go on the internet so, if you are going to look for reviews on these types of sites then do so knowing that you are going to find a lot more negative feedback than positive stuff. Once again, look at the scale of the issues raised and look for themes or trends. If you spot patterns or repeat offences then it may be cause for alarm, if it is simply a case of the occasionally unhappy or disgruntled customer then you are probably okay. It is even something that you can address with the contractor when you meet with them. See how they respond and hear their side of the story as well.