Finding the best roofer and avoiding the bad ones

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If you came out of this winter needing roof repairs or replacement, it is particularly important that you are careful to find the best roofer for your project. With the summer peak season approaching, the construction industry is in a state of transition. For consumers, the perception is that this is the best time of the year to get your project done. Actually, this may be the best weather to get the job done, but just as warm weather brings back undesirable insects such as fleas, mosquitoes, and flies; the warm weather also brings back many marginal contractors who were not active in the winter.

Beware of cheap pricing

The strongest and most reliable roofing contractors have been in the business for decades, and they are active all year around. Smaller and less solvent operators closed up shop for the winter and are looking to get a couple of jobs under their belt in order to raise working capital for the peak season. Their enticement of choice is to offer incredibly cheap prices. Cheap prices are rarely the best construction deal for consumers. It is important to remember the old adage, “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”

Apply logic to pricing

If you just apply logic to pricing, the largest contractors who use the highest volume of materials, probably gets the best price. If a contractor is offering deep discounts, they are cutting corners either with materials or with scope of work done, or both. As a consumer of Charlotte roofing services, ask yourself a few very important questions. Is the contractor acting desperate because of hard times over the winter? How are they offering such discounted pricing without taking shortcuts? Is the contractor(s) purchasing the adequate amount of insurance to protect you and your home during your roofing and repairs? If you answer yes to any of these questions, hopefully, you will have considered them before you sign a contract and avoid problems in the future.

Solid, legitimate, and ethical contractors rarely charge more than the job is worth. Profit margins in the roofing industry have always been competitive, but the honest and reliable contractors will be fairly close in pricing, because they will offer a price that gives you the best value for your project whiles making enough profit to stay in business, and to stay competitive.

Cheap pricing should often be a red flag. It is important to think about where the discounts are coming from. Unfortunately, the most common answer is that the discount is coming straight out of the quality of the project. Do not gamble with your investment, especially on a company that over-promises, under-delivers and is desperate. Trust your instincts compare all the bids very closely.

Family owned roofing company in Charlotte, NC

When choosing a roofing company that is one of the best in this area, consider working with a local family owned business. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a longtime member of the Charlotte community, and they will ensure that you will be pleased with every step of the process. They offer the highest quality materials at an affordable price and they stand behind their work. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors has been serving the region for over twenty years. Call them today for a free estimate from one of the best roofers in the Charlotte area.