Choosing a good roofer, not a storm chaser

Some roofers are bad news

Charlotte roofer in Charlotte, NC

When a winter storm has blown through the area you realize your Charlotte and Concord, NC roof needs repair, and as soon as possible before the next storm comes, it may be tempting to do business with the best Charlotte roofer who comes along. Unfortunately, the storm chasers know this too.

Storm chasers are roofers, or people claiming to be roofers, who show up at your doorstep asking to inspect your roof or offering to fix it if they can already see it’s damaged. Some of them will ask for a large percentage of the payment right away — and if you give it to them, you’ll never see them again. Some of them, while inspecting your roof, will actually damage it themselves and try to make it look like weather damage. Then they’ll offer to repair it. And some won’t do anything so blatant — in fact, you might not even know anything’s wrong until the next storm comes and their repairs fall apart.

How to avoid the storm chasers

Instead of waiting for roofers to come to you, look for them yourself. Start by asking your friends in the area for recommendations. Then go to the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List and search for local, family-owned and run Charlotte roofer they depend on their reputation and repeat business much more than national roofers do, and if you do end up having a complaint, you may be able to take it directly to the head of the company. Try to get six or seven bids. If in doubt, pick one in the middle. 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.

When checking and other sources for lists of best Charlotte roofer, look for one that’s been in business for as long as possible. Less than one tenth of one percent of contractors manage to stay in business for ten years or more. If you find a roofer that’s been around more than ten years, you know three things — this company has a good reputation, lots of experience, and will still be around to do any work you might need done later.

The best Charlotte roofer

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofers in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They have been in business for a good long time 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. If you need roof repairs this winter, call today for a free estimate.