FAQs for a Local Roofing Contractor
“How to Hire a Good Roofing Contractor for Your Roof Replacement” by The Roofing Channel describes the things to look for and questions to ask when hiring local roofing companies. The Roofing Channel suggests that Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau can help you find good contractors, but The Roofing Channel emphasizes the “local” in a local roofing contractor.
Hiring local roofing contractors supports the local community and ensures the contractor is in the area should problems arise. Some big companies buy local firms or have local PO Boxes to appear local, despite being based elsewhere.
Local, smaller companies depend on their reputations and try to ensure they resolve any problems.
Also important is to verify that the local roofing contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured. This will help fix situations if the contractor goes out of business, or they do not honor your contract. Of course, checking recent reviews is helpful, especially if the reviews mention how the firm handled problems and if previous jobs were in your neighborhood.
Another helpful question to ask is whether they are certified by the shingle manufacturer whose products they use. Certification demonstrates their commitment to the industry and the brands they use on jobs. Certification also shows they invest in relationships with their suppliers and likely with customers like you.