Plan on doing business with roof repair contractors
The storm season has hit the Charlotte, NC area, which means you might need to be prepared to do business with roof repair contractors. First, an ounce of prevention is called for. Trees with large, heavy limbs high enough to hit your roof and long enough to be blown into it are a repair bill waiting to happen.
You should also look for roof repair contractors before you need them, and learn to tell the good ones from the bad ones. The warning signs of roof repair contractors you should avoid include:
- Showing up at your front door after a storm and offering their services.
- Offering you a particularly good deal if you sign right away, or claiming they’ll be unavailable if you don’t.
- Wanting a large down payment, or especially full payment up front.
- Wanting you to pay in cash.
- Wanting you to make your check out to an individual rather than a company.
Most of all, never do business with a contractor that doesn’t have the right licensing, insurance and workmen’s compensation.
Checking contractors’ ratings
When you have a list of legitimate Concord, NC roof repair contractors, you should look at the local ones first. These are the companies that depend on repeat business and on their reputation in the area. Then you should look for their ratings. The Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit that collects reviews of businesses and handles consumer complaints for, serving as an intermediary between businesses and consumers. They don’t endorse businesses or products, but they do rate businesses.
Bad roof repair contractors have managed to get licenses and BBB ratings in the past, so don’t just look there. Get ratings from Angie’s List, Owens Corning, home builders associations and other professional groups.
You should also talk with other people in the are who’ve had work done on their roofs. What contractors would they recommend? Which ones do they suggest you stay away from? Again, you should start doing this before you need a roof repair contractor, rather than waiting until there’s a hole in your roof and everything in your attic is covered with waterproof tarps or being moved into your living room and garage.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof repair contractor in Charlotte and Concord, NC, having 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 your home needs a roof repair contractor for a completely new roof or just a little repair to an old one, call today for a free estimate.