Roof repair contractors: Why I looked one in Charlotte, NC

Why I went with local roof repair contractors

Roof repair contractors

(The following is a dramatization.)

The first roof repair contractors I hired for my Concord, NC home were a national firm, which shall remain nameless. The work they did wasn’t bad, exactly, but it turned out the shingles they used were old, and were already shedding those little white granules less than years later… and, unfortunately, a little after the warranty had expired. Maybe I should have told them specifically that I wanted new ones. I tried calling their complaints office, but I couldn’t reach anybody who could help.

At first I thought about replacing the shingles myself. Just to get a feel for the work, I went up there. Walking on that slanted roof turns out to be harder than it looks. Then a gust of wind came along and I came way too close to losing my balance. After that I decided to leave this sort of thing to professional roof repair contractors, and to hire a local company this time.A local roofing contractor depends on two things: repeat business and good word of mouth in the community.

Looking for the right roof repair contractors

Going local made me nervous, because at least with the national companies, you know you’re not going to get outright ripped off. So I did my homework, collecting a list of roof repair contractors in the Charlotte, NC area and bringing that list to www.nclbgc.org, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors website, to make sure they all had licenses. I also looked up their insurance and workmen’s compensation.

I looked for positive and negative reviews of roof repair contractors onthe Better Business Bureau’s Web site, Angie’s List, Google Places, Yahoo Local, Manta, Merchant Circle and YellowPages.com. I also looked on the sites of the contractors themselves for testimonials. I knew all the reports I found there would be positive. I wanted to see how many there were. I made a special point of seeing how they responded to negative reviews. If somebody gives a negative review to a roofer, it means they’ve suffered major inconvenience. That’s not something to ignore.

Charlotte’s best roofing contractors

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, a family-owned company, are the top roof repair contractors in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve been in business a long time and have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award more than once. They’re also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a certified installer for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They can deal with every aspect of building, maintaining and repairing your roof. They’ll plan their work schedule to suit your needs and provide all the materials themselves. Whatever you need from roof repair contractors, call today for a free estimate.