Residential roofer FAQ
I own a lot of homes in Charlotte and Concord, NC, some of which need roof work, and I’m worried about the cost of a residential roofer for all of them. Should I try to do the work myself?
No. If you think hiring a roofer is expensive, try a stay in the hospital. Residential roofers know how to walk on a sloping roof in conditions when a gust of wind may come out of nowhere. More importantly, they know when not to do it.
In addition, if any of the roofs of your home are still under warranty, that warranty requires that they only be worked on by an accredited roofer. Doing the work yourself will void the warranty, which will be important if that roof needs more professional work done later.
What are the warning signs of a dishonest residential roofer?
Beware of anyone who shows up at your door right after a storm, offering to inspect your roof. These people are known as “storm chasers.” Some of them ask for a large portion of the payment up front (always a bad sign) and then disappear into the night, taking it with them. Still others will actually damage your roof themselves in such a way as to make it look like the weather did it. Others will simply perform substandard work. When taking bids on a project, watch out for anyone whose estimate seems remarkably low or high.
Why is a local roofer better than a national roofer?
Local roofers are the best because they depend on their reputation in the community and repeat business more than national roofers. They also take greater pride in the quality of their work family-owned and family-run business will. Another advantage of a small, local business is that if you do have a complaint, you might be able to take it directly to the head of the company.
Where can I go to find a good local residential roofer, and what should I look for when I do?
Start with the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. They can give you a list of residential roofers in your area, along with ratings for them. Manta.com is another source.
Charlotte’s best residential roofer
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best residential 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.