I’m trying to find a roof installer for my home in the Charlotte and Concord, NC area. What’s the first thing I should know about a roof installer?
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house, and you will want to make sure that whoever is installing the roof will do quality work. Check to make sure the roof installer has a license to work in the state of North Carolina. You can do this at the web site of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (www.nclbgc.org). Having a license doesn’t mean the company is reliable, but if they don’t have one, don’t let them on your roof. If your roof is still under warranty, it’s likely that even having repairs done by anyone without a license will void the warranty — so you certainly don’t want them installing the roof.
Who do I ask about roof installer?
Start by asking your friends and neighbors, and any family who live in the area. They may be able to recommend — or not recommend — a roof installer.
You can also check the installers’ own websites. All the reviews there will be positive, of course, so if there are a lot of them, it’s a good sign.
Where are some good places to look for reviews that aren’t just glowing testimonials?
Try the websites of Angie’s List, Google Places, Yahoo Local, Manta, Merchant Circle and YellowPages.com. Bear in mind that a negative review isn’t an automatic disqualifier — you should check to see what, if anything, the installer wrote in response.
While you’re at it, look up their ratings on the Better Business Bureau website. A good company will have a rating in the A range. Angie’s List and Owens Corning also rate roof installers.
What questions should I ask the installers themselves?
Ask for references from previous customers who’ve had roofs similar to yours that have been installed in the last few years. Ask about the timetable and cost of the project. You will also want to ask if this particular job will require a permit, and if the installer will subcontract any of the work.
How many installers should I ask?
Try to get six or seven competitive bids. If in doubt, pick a bid in the middle.
The best roof installer in Charlotte or Concord, NC
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof installer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. They’l give you a free estimate, plan their schedule to fit your own, and provide the materials themselves. If you need a roof installer or roof repair services, call today.