There are certain things you want to look for in a residential roofer. These include free estimates and a reputation for doing the job on time, within the estimate, without damaging your property or leaving debris around. A residential roofer should also have a willingness to handle all aspects of roof installation and repair, including chimney caps and gutters, and should be equally proficient at working with tile, shingles or metal. They should be able to tell you what condition your roof is in, how long you can expect it to last and whether there are any defects in it you should keep an eye on. When it needs repair, the roofer can tell you how much work is needed, how long it will take and what the best materials are, and estimate the cost.
How to find a good one
Try to avoid the residential roofers that show up at your front door right after a storm. Always ask your friends and neighbors who they hired and what kind of experience they had.
One question is “Do they have the right licenses and insurance?” If they don’t, cross them off your list right away. If this is a new roof, you should ask “Do they offer a warranty?” Other questions are “What’s their BBB rating?” and “Are they in any professional associations?”
Another good question is “Is this a locally owned, family-owned and operated residential roofer?” You’ll want a roofer that’s focused on your area. A local roofer depends on its reputation, and needs repeat business. A family-owned and family-run business will also take pride in the quality of its work and strive to maintain its reputation by providing the best service it knows how to perform. Another advantage of a small, local business is that if you do have a complaint, you should be able to take it directly to someone who can address it.
The most revealing question you can ask is “How long have they been in business?” Very few residential roofers stay in business ten years or more. Those that do must have provided good service to stay in business so long, have lots of experience, and if you need more work done later, they will still be around to do it.
Charlotte’s best residential roofer
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best residential roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve been in business for over twenty years and have won the Angies 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’ll plan their work schedule to suit your needs, and they’ll provide all the roofing materials themselves. Call them today for a free estimate.