(Note: The following is a dramatization.)
The Johnsons were having their roof repaired after a storm. They were in something of a hurry to get the work done before it rained or snowed again, so when they saw an ad in the local paper from a roofing contractor, they responded right away. They did not do a lot of research on the company, or compare it with other roofing contractors in the area. The contractors they hired asked for about two-thirds of the payment up front, saying that they needed to hire other contractors to do the work.
Three months later, the work was still not done and the contractor was getting harder and harder to get hold of. Finally, Mr. Johnson asked for his money back. And that was the last the Johnsons ever heard from them. And they still had to get the roof fixed.
Do your homework when looking for a contractor
The moral of this story is that no matter how much of a hurry you might be in, take the time to find out about a company before you hire them. With the Internet, you can do all the research you need in a matter of minutes.
Look for a roofing contractor with a history in the area and a reputation for quality work within the industry. The contractor should be a member of professional associations and have received recognition for its work. The contractor should offer the highest level of workers compensation, general liability, commercial vehicle and professional roofing insurance. There should be testimonials about its work by satisfied customers on its Web site.
A roofing contractor should be able to do any sort of work you need. They should be able to install a new roof of any sort, whether metal, shingles or tile. They should be able to replace a roof completely, removing the old one in a matter of days without leaving material lying around. They should be able to perform any level of repair on a roof, including parts such as the gutter or chimney cap. A roofing contractor should also be able to perform roof inspections and damage assessments for insurance purposes.
Charlottes best roofing contractor
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing contractor in Charlotte and Concord, NC, having 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 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.