Written by Royal Mabati

Whether there are a few missing shingles on your roof or you need a complete replacement, there are many roofing contractors in a majority of Kenyan counties that you can hire for the job. With many of them paraded in all corners as ‘the ideal roofer,' it gets easy to simply call and hire whomever gives you the lowest quote for your roofing estimate right? Well, understand that hiring the contractor who offers the lowest initial estimate is a risky bet that could eventually cost you more than you bargained for. In this post, we focus on some of the most important characteristics of a reputable roofing contractor.

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Proof of Insurance

First, ask to review copies of the contractor’s worker’s compensation coverage as well as their liability insurance. The coverages indicated should be effective throughout their duration of duty. If they are not insured, the chances are that you could be held liable for any injuries or damage that might ensue on your property.  This could get you dragged into time-consuming and expensive litigation.

Licensed and Bonded

A high-quality contractor should be properly licensed and bonded. In Kenya, roofers are expected to hold a valid contractor’s license. The perfect roofer is one with bonding from a surety firm.


Having a list of satisfied past customers is one of the surest indication of quality work and dependability. With multiple reviews and social media sites, it is now easier than ever before to learn more about the reputation of a contractor. In addition to great reviews, quality roofers gain new customers referred by old customers who were happy with the work done.


Roofers with many years of experience know what they are expected to do; meaning they are more likely to produce excellent work. Active involvement keeps them abreast of the latest developments within the roofing industry allowing them to have the resources and knowledge needed to serve clients. Such are the contractors who will have an extensive portfolio of past projects showcasing their work.

Hiring a roofing contractor in Kenya is not something that should be taken lightly. After all, your roof is the most valuable part of your property. Although you may not need a roof repair or replacement often, it is vital to know how to identify a quality roofer. With the above tips, you should be in a better position to spot the perfect contractor. Remember that choosing a quality contractor is one major step; while buying quality roofing is the other. With Royal Mabati Factory, your roofing needs are always in the right hands. For more details, visit www.royamabati.com.