Don’t try to do it yourself — get a roofing company
If the roof of your home or any other property you own is in need of repair, don’t try to do the work yourself. You’re likely to end up wasting both time and money by doing work that will have to be redone later by an expert. Or by accidentally damaging the roof. Or by accidentally damaging yourself — you might not have the right experience or footwear to be walking around on a sloping roof with occasional gusts of wind, and your roof doesn’t have guardrails.
Also, if your roof is still under warranty, having it repaired by anyone but a licensed roofing company — such as yourself — will void the warranty. And some roofs can’t be walked on at all. Sloping metal tends to be too slick to walk on, and slate is too brittle to support the weight of a human body. Only the experts at a roofing company know how to repair these.
How to look for a local roofing company
A local roofing company is better than a national one — they all hire from the same pool of workers, but a local company depends more on its reputation. Start by getting the names of as many local roofing companies as you can, asking your friends and neighbors for recommendations. Then check those names at www.nclbgc.org, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors website, to make sure the contractor has a license. Having a license isn’t a guarantee of quality, but it is a necessity.
Roofing companies should also have Web sites. Check these, and look for messages from satisfied customers. Other sites to find reviews of roofing companies, both positive and negative, are Angie’s List, Google Places, Yahoo Local, Manta, Merchant Circle and YellowPages.com. If you find a negative review, check to see what the installer wrote to respond to it. You should also check the ratings of roofing companies on the Better Business Bureau’s Web site. A good company will have a rating in the A range.
The top roofing company in Charlotte and Concord, NC
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, a family-owned company, is the top residential roofing company in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve been in business a long time and have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award more than once. They’re also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a certified installer for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They can deal with every aspect of building, maintaining and repairing your roof. They’ll plan their work schedule to suit your needs and provide all the materials themselves. Whatever you need from a roofing company, call today for a free estimate.