In this day and age there are a lot of companies that offer great work, some at a good price and some at a premium. After all the shock horror TV stories covering nightmare scenes, it is usually common sense when judging a roof repair specialist. The cheapest may not always be the best and splashing out a whole heap of money does not guarantee quality either.
There are many signs to look out for and getting a good vibe from a visit from a friendly person who is keen to offer help advice should go a long way to making sure you pick the right person for the job. After all, a roof repair or even a roof replacement is a major job and it's certainly one you do not want to have to repeat a few months down the road. So, a bit of caution and a bit of common sense should see you through.
Do bear in mind that TV stories are not the normal way things turn out. There are many many businesses doing great work everyday that do not get any coverage and I would suggest only a very tiny proportion of major work goes badly wrong, Sure there might be a few glitches along the way. These are to be expected and are not a sign of shoddy workmanship or attention to detail. There are many factors to a roof repair or any larger scale job and even with the best intention tools and experience, something might go wrong. Suppliers may mess up an order and put a vital component behind schedule and this can lead to extended time frames.
Go for a company well established in the area, with a clean promises, clean transport with a sign written van and you'll be half way there. Add some good no-pressure helpful advice and you should have most of the puzzle sorted out.
As the winter here in the UK continues to bite, especially down here in Sussex, roof repairs are going to be needed more than at any other time throughout the year. This means the good roof repair guys are going to be extra busy. Which in turn gives rise to the less desirable workmen getting the opportunity to take on extra jobs too. So be wary, but not paranoid.