After every storm of the kind Charlotte and Concord, NC have had recently, the storm chasers come out. These are roofers, or people claiming to be roofers, who show up at your doorstep offering to repair your roof or asking to inspect it. Some of them will demand a large chunk of the payment up front and then disappear into the night, taking your money with them. Some of them, while inspecting your roof, will vandalize it in such a way as to make it look like weather damage and then generously offer to repair it for what they insist is a reasonable price. And some will just do completely substandard work.
Don’t do business with these people. Instead, ask your friends and neighbors to recommend roofers they’ve worked with. Go to Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau and search for roofers in your area. Local roofers are the best — they depend on their reputation and repeat business more than national roofers. A family-owned and family-run business will also take greater pride in the quality of its work. Another advantage of a small, local business is that if you do have a complaint, you may be able to take it directly to the head of the company. Get a big enough list of roofers that you can accept six or seven bids. If in doubt, pick one of the ones in the middle.
More things to look for in a roofer
When checking manta.com and other sources for lists of roofers, look for a roofer that has been in business for as long as possible. Less than one tenth of one percent of contractors are able to stay in business for ten years or more. If you find a roofer that’s been in business for more than ten years, you know three things — this company must have provided good service to stay in business so long, they have lots of experience, and if you need more work done later, they will still be around to do it. You will want a roofer that offers free estimates and does the job on time, within the estimate, without damaging your property or leaving debris around.
Charlotte’s best roofers
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They have been in business for over twenty years 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 will 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.