There are many reasons why you should choose a local roofer to work for you. Local roofers live or die by their reputation in the community. They approach every job knowing that what they are about to do will either improve their company’s prospects for survival and growth, or endanger it. They cannot go to work without driving past any number of places where they have done roofing work before. This is even more true of family-owned companies, since no one would want their family name to be associated with shoddy work or poor customer service.
The people who do the work may be people you know personally. If you have a problem, you stand a good chance of being able to take it directly to the owners of the company, instead of being shunted aside to deal with somebody whose job it is to make sure nobody important is ever disturbed by upset customers. And (we may as well bring up the elephant in the room here) you’ll never have to worry that a local roofer will be taking part in a nationwide boycott of your state just when you need them to do some major repairs.
Finding the right roofer
Of course, it is equally important to pick the right local roofer. Look for a company that has been in the community for a long time — ten years or more is perfect. No fly-by-night storm chaser lasts anywhere near that long. Since reputation is so important to a local roofer, ask about the reputation of any roofer you are thinking of doing business with. Look for testimonials on their previous work. Check their rating with the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Go online and check their licenses and certification, and make sure they have enough liability and workman’s comp insurance.
Look for a company that offers free estimates, and avoid those that ask you to hand over a large down payment right away. Try to get six or seven bids on any given project. If in doubt, go for one of the bids in the middle.
Charlotte and Concord, NC’s best roofer
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve been in business over twenty years by creating positive experiences for roofing customers in the area, and have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and an Owens Corning preferred contractor. They’ll plan their work schedule to suit your needs, and provide all the roofing materials themselves. Whether you need a completely new roof or just need to fix an old one, call today for a free estimate.