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5 Tips to Help Homeowners Select the Right Roofing Contractor

February 03, 2016 at 8:31 AM

Finding the right person to complete work on your home can be easier said than done. This is especially true when it comes to roof repair or replacement projects because the need typically arises after the damage is done. 

However, having a leaky roof that needs work immediately should not be a reason to compromise finding a solid contractor.

In order to get as much longevity out of your new roof as possible and to ensure you’re doing the best thing for your wallet in the long run, follow these five tips when selecting a roofing contractor.

1. Look for Manufacturer Designations

First and foremost, make sure you’re hiring a roofing company that holds manufacturer designations. Essentially, a manufacturer designation is a “badge of honor” as it means the contractor passed certain minimum requirements to be factory-certified. 

For instance, GAF qualifies less than 2 percent of roofing contractors as “Master Elite”. H&S Roofing and Gutter Company has qualified as GAF/ELK Master Elite, Owens Corning System Advantage, CertainTeed Sure Start, and IKO Shield Pro Plus! 

2. Ask for Local Referrals

Next, be sure to ask for local referrals. Not only do local referrals provide you with person-to-person reviews of the process, but they also help you steer clear of storm chasers.

By asking for local referrals, you can ensure the roofing company has been completing work in your neighborhood for some time and that the contractor is not just passing through. 

angieslist_1.png3. Research Online Review Websites

After establishing local credibility, visit local online review website such as the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List or Facebook to see what others say about the company.

4. Check for Correct Licensing and Insurance

In order for a roofing contractor to begin work, they should have insurance for all employees or subcontractors who will be working on the project. Without proper insurance, the homeowner could be at fault if there was an injury on-site 

In addition, most states require specific licensing for roofing contractors, so be sure to confirm that the company you’re hiring has the proper credentials.

5. Don’t Make the Fast Decision

While it can seem like you need to make a quick decision because of your faulty roof, don’t make a hasty decision. Make sure to have the contractor thoroughly examine your roof and provide a quote for the project before you sign any paperwork. 

Look no Further than H&S Roofing and Gutter Company!

Ready to schedule your roof repair or replacement? Then look no further than H&S Roofing and Gutter Company! With over 75 years of serving the Charlotte, NC area, H&S Roofing and Gutters has the expertise needed to ensure your project goes through without a hitch and will make sure you’re happy with the end result.

Learn more about H&S Roofing and Gutter Company by calling 704-334-9934 to speak to a representative or visit our website to find out more!



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