Checking your roof to see if you need a roof installer
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends you inspect the roof of every house you own twice a year, in the spring and fall, to see if you need a roof installer — and fall is coming. If the roof deck is sagging, there’s likely to be a problem with the underlying structure.
Look for signs of leaks and water damage. The most obvious signs are dark spots and streaks. If you go into the attic on a sunny day and see light shining through cracks in the roof, that’s another sign. You should also look for warped or damaged shingles or flashing and signs of algae growth or rot on the wooden beams. Any of these things is something you should get a roof installer to fix.
Searching for roof installers online and outside
The best place to begin your search is the website of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (www.nclbgc.org). Here you can make sure the contractor has a license to work in the state. If a roof installer doesn’t have a license or the appropriate permits and insurance, don’t do business with that installer. You should also ask your neighbors and your friends and family in the area if they know of any roof installers in Concord, NC you should do business with or avoid.
Your next step is to go on the Internet. Look at sites like Angie’s List, Google Places, Yahoo Local, Manta, Merchant Circle and YellowPages.com. All these sites will have reviews of roof installers in your area. If you find a negative review, don’t dismiss that installer out of hand. Instead, check to see if the roof installer wrote anything in response. You should also check the ratings of installers on the website of the Better Business Bureau. Roof installers that have a rating in the A range are a good bet.
Now it’s time to talk to the roof installer himself or herself. This is when you should ask for references from former customers of theirs who have had work done similar to what you want done. You should also ask job is going to require a permit, and if any of the work is going to need to be subcontracted.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof installer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. They will give you a free estimate, plan their schedule to fit your own, and provide the materials themselves. If you are looking for the best Charlotte roof installer for real estate investors, call today.