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A few years ago, one of our employees needed to hire someone to replace some wood flooring. Every day, for about a week, he talked about the various contractors that came to his home and how time consuming and inconvenient this was. On one hand, he understood the value of receiving multiple quotes and checking online reviews. On the other hand, it was quite the process.
At Charlotte’s Best Roofers we understand that most homeowners feel the same way when it comes to finding a qualified roofing company to help them with repairs or reroofing.
Below are just a few tips and tricks that can help sort the good and the bad from the ugly.
Make sure they offer an extensive warranty
You may be surprised that not all roofing contractors offer workmanship warranties. This is very important because if something is done incorrectly at the time the roof is installed, it could take months if not years before you notice the damage. If you think your homeowner’s insurance policy covers this type of damage, think again.
The bottom line is this: make sure you’re getting a workmanship warranty.
Make sure they’re licensed and insured
If you get a knock on your front door from Joe Smith roofer, who is going from house to house to see if anyone needs help with roof repair, buyer beware! Although we’ve talked extensively about the dangers of working with unlicensed and uninsured contractors in the past, we’ll cover this again briefly. First, if they disappear, good luck finding them to take them to court. Second, if they injure themselves, or someone else, while they’re doing the work, you could be held personally liable. Lastly, good luck getting any sort of warranty.
Ask for referrals
Any reputable roofing company will be able to provide would-be clients with a list of references. If they can’t provide references, and/or they don’t have a Yelp, Google+ or Facebook page that has reviews from prior customers, this should be a big red flag.
Ask if they use subcontractors
The best roofing companies don’t hire subcontractors. They work with their own people, who they’ve interviewed and vetted. Ask about this before you sign any contracts.
Check to see their BBB rating
If a company isn’t listed on the BBB or even worse, if they have a very poor rating, just say no. This is not the roofing contractor you want to work with.
Don’t rely solely on price
Yes, we understand the importance of saving money on roof repair and roof replacement, but that’s not to say you should automatically go with the lowest bid. The most important thing when it comes to hiring a roofing contractor relates to finding a company that’s experienced, honest, reputable and reliable.
Our company has years of experience in helping local homeowners with all of their roof repair and roof replacement needs.
For more information on our company, our prior clients or to schedule a time for us to provide you with a free, written roof repair or reroofing estimate, call us today at 704-774-6776.
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