If you’ve been following the news, you know tropical storm season came to the Carolinas early this year. Sometimes they just brush the coasts, and sometimes they head inland. As of now, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent chance of 10 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic this year.
If a hurricane hits the Charlotte and Concord, NC area, everyone’s roof will be damaged, everyone will be looking for a roofing company, the roofing companies will be busy and the “storm chasers” will be in the area, taking advantage of the situation. The best defense against them is to start making a list of legitimate roofing companies in the area now, so that you already know of one when you need one.
Finding the right roofing company
To avoid a fraudulent company, look for a company that has been in business for a long time — say, ten years or more. Less than one tenth of one percent of building companies are able to stay in business for this long. The Better Business Bureau has a list of accredited roofing companies in your area, along with their ratings. Check their web site, and ask people you know in the area for recommendations. Also, check companies for licenses, permits and insurance, and see if the company is a member of a professional association.
You want a roofing company that is easy to stay in touch with, and communicates openly about the cost and when they can begin and end the project. They should make a point of repairing or replacing your roof with as little damage as possible to your yard or garden. Look for a company that has been in the area for a long time, has a good reputation with many satisfied customers in the area and offers free estimates.
Checking for damage
Even if the area doesn’t get hit by a major storm, your roof may need some work. Look for spots in your yard near your roof that are wetter than they should be. These are signs of clogged gutters. Check the attic for water damage. On a sunny day, look for sunlight coming in through cracks in the roof.
Best roofing company for Charlotte and Concord, NC
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing company 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. Call today for a free estimate.