A good rule of thumb to remember is a solid, local-based roofing contractor with roots in your area is typically better than a nationwide roofing & interior company, because they are more likely to take a personal stake in the work they do. To a roofer, local referrals and references are very important to their business and a company that is operating locally will value that.
Local contractors mean just that, they are local and accessible should you need anything after the initial sale…make sure a company is indeed local by checking them out on the internet, make a call to the phone number listed (make sure it’s a local area code), ask for local references and contact a random sample, and physically go to inspect the work if necessary.
Make sure the company is accredited through the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and again, check to make sure their address is the same.
Call your county offices and run a check for a roofing company’s license as you want to make sure you are working with a licensed roofing contractor.
Storm Damage Repairs
It happens time and time again … a huge storm comes through Atlanta, pelting roofs with significant size hail damage. The following day, vans and trucks start showing up offering free roof estimates. At that moment, you’re wondering how much damage has been done to your roof and chances are you just might agree to an estimate to get the ball rolling.
Buyer beware, many times these folks represent out of the area roofing companies, sometimes they even come from out of state. All of them are promising good, quality roof work and asking for a down payment. Many times, they will finish your roof in good faith; unfortunately sometimes this type of contractor will take your down payment and run never even starting your project. Before you agree to anything, following the steps below to ensure you are getting good, quality, LOCAL roofing craftsmanship that you know will be around both during and after your new roof is installed.