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Month: November 2016

How to Find a Charlotte Roofing Contractor Online

Looking for the best roofing contractor Charlotte NC has to offer? Rather than telling you to choose us (though we hope you will!), we’re going to make every effort to give you some unbiased advice on finding the right contractor online, since that’s likely where you’re looking and how you may have stumbled on this blog. Here are 5 criteria to consider when searching online for a local Charlotte roofing company:

#1. Are they ranked well in the Google search engine? Although this is not a make-or-break, it is worth considering for several reasons. Google is where most people are searching for products and services online these days, and there are several factors that go into whether or not a specific company shows up at the top of the search engine. They tend to rank companies with older websites well, so if a company has an older website, that likely means it has been around for a while and has lots of experience under its belt. Companies that have a lot of positive reviews also tend to rank well, especially on Google Maps. If you perform a search for a roofing contractor near you, it’s a good idea to check out the ones who show up at the top of the search results pages for these reasons.

However, keep in mind that just because a Charlotte roofing company doesn’t show up in the local search engines, that doesn’t mean they are not worth considering. Some great, experienced roofers may not even have a website and therefore won’t show up at all in your online search. With that in mind, consider these other criteria as well before making your final decision on which roofing contractor to hire.

#2. Do they have a good online reputation? Look for online reviews from reputable sites such as Google+, Yelp, and Facebook. If a company has a solid 4 to 5 stars on each of these pages, then you’re probably okay. Keep in mind though, that businesses do have a way to fake their online reputation, so just as the first criteria should not be the sole basis for your decision, neither should the company’s review profile.

#3. Do they offer free consultations and estimates? If they have a good online reputation, the next step is to find out if they are willing to meet you in person without charging you extra money. If so, that means they’re willing to sacrifice their time and energy to serve your needs, in hopes that you’ll become a customer of course. This lets you know that you’re likely to have a good experience and not get scammed which is really important. An in-person estimate will also give you the opportunity to meet with someone who represents the company and get a good sense of whether they are honest and reliable. If you have a good intuition, you’ll be able to tell if a company is simply out to get your money or if they honestly care about your needs and your experience.

#4. Are they licensed, bonded and insured? This is crucial. Please do not hire a roofer who is unlicensed and uninsured, under any circumstances! If something goes wrong, and they don’t carry proper insurance, you could end up being responsible for covering the damages. Verify that whoever you hire is properly licensed and insured.

#5. Do they work with insurance? Many big roof repairs and replacements may not be covered under warranty, and you’ll need to be compensated by your insurance company. Make sure the roofing company is willing to work with your insurance company to help you get what you need for your project.

All Roofing Charlotte NC meets all of the above criteria and we would be honored to serve you! We work directly with your insurance company to make the whole process as easy and hassle-free as possible. Please continue doing your research, and if you have any questions about what we can do for you, give us a call at (704) 665-0279 to discuss your needs.

Charlotte roof replacement in fall

Winter is Coming … Fall in Love With a New Roof

Fall is the best season to get a roof replacement. Leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees, the weather is cooler, and … in the words of Ned Stark, “Winter is Coming.” (That was a Game of Thrones reference, in case you were wondering.) Here are a few reasons why now is the best time to call a Charlotte roofing company and consider replacing your roof.
The weather is workable.

If you live in Charlotte, it’s still relatively warm outside, but you know that January and February are the toughest months for our city in terms of winter storms. So make sure you prep your house for the new season now, while the sun is still shining bright and keeping the cold at bay. Its much harder for a roofing contractor to work when they’re fighting nature. The afternoon storms of summer will easily cut a job short, and winter precipitation makes roofing much harder. Fall weather is easy to bear, since it’s not too hot nor too cold, and the climate is still dry.

Bundle it with your gutters.

Homeowners should already be getting their gutters cleaned twice a year and having their roof regularly inspected. While you’re at it, you might as well bundle your roof replacement with a gutter replacement or repair and knock it all out at one time. That way, you’ll only have to worry about getting compensated by your insurance company once. (And don’t worry, we handle that for you.) You may even be able to get a discount on services by purchasing a bundle.

Animals are seeking shelter. 

And your roof is a good spot to locate it. If you have leaks, cracks, or loose shingles, they present a great opportunity for critters to work their way in and set up a nest in your home, where they’ll scratch, chew, and scurry all winter long. Have your home inspected and make all necessary roof repairs now, before the animals set up shop.

Autumn presents the best opportunity to prep your home for the cold. With the holidays right around the corner, no doubt you’ll need to insure your house is well set for guests and family members who are coming into town. For the best roofing service Charlotte NC has to offer, give us a call today at (704) 665-0279!

4 Things to Look For in a Charlotte Roofing Company

If you’re looking for quality roofing services in Charlotte, NC, you may have landed here from a web search. First off, let us say “Welcome to our blog!” This is our very first post, and we wanted to take this time to educate you to make the best choice when searching for a Charlotte roofing company. Whether you choose to work with us or not, we want to do everything we can to help homeowners in the queen city make the best choice for their needs and budget. So, let’s get started…

Here are 5 things to look for or consider when deciding which Charlotte roofing company to hire for your next exterior home improvement project.

Criteria #1: Licensed & Insured. This is very important. Without proper insurance, a roofing company could end up suffering no damages if they do damage to your property. Which means, you do all the suffering. You don’t want that. Our company is properly insured, and all of our contractors are licensed, so you can rest easy if you decide to hire us for your next roofing job.

Criteria #2: A Great Online Reputation! There are lots of roofing companies in Charlotte. Do a Google search, and you’ll be overwhelmed with options. The guy who shows up at the top of the search results isn’t always the one you’ll want to go with, though, chances are, if he is at the top, that means Google obviously thinks he’s reputable. But don’t just stop there. Look at their online reviews and make sure they actually have a good reputation among the clients they’ve serviced. (You don’t want your home looking like a Panther’s tailgate party when they’re done with the job!) You can check out our Google reviews here. If you’ve had a good experience with us in the past, we encourage you to leave a review as well!

Criteria #3: No Pushy Salesmen. In the roofing business, it’s important that our customers’ needs are exceeded, and we strive to do just that, without pushing you to purchase things you simply don’t need. Many companies offer free roof inspections (us included!), and they’ll use them as an opportunity to sell you something unnecessary. (Don’t worry, we don’t do that.) Most consumers have a pretty good intuition and can tell when they’re being conned. Watch out for pushy salespeople, and if necessary, get a second opinion before you pay for anything.

Criteria #4: Offers Quality Warranties & Regular Maintenance. We recommend regular roof maintenance, even if your roof is backed by a warranty (as it should be). This ensures it will last and that the number of actual warranty claims will be low throughout the life of your new roof. Make sure the Charlotte roofing company you choose offers a high-quality warranty. Most will back up their workmanship for at least a decade, sometimes more. And good roofing materials are usually backed up with their own warranty as well. Also, make sure they offer a good maintenance package that keeps them coming back after your roof has been installed to make sure there are no leaks or other problems that come with normal wear and tear.

Criteria #5: Works With Homeowners Insurance Companies. Getting the money for your roof replacement or installation can be quite a hassle, especially if your’e dealing with your homeowners insurance company. Try to find a Charlotte roofing company that will take the hassle off of you and work directly with your insurance to ensure proper compensation. We all know how insurance companies can sometimes take advantage of you. The best roofers Charlotte NC has to offer will do the work for you and give you peace of mind. (That’s us!)

Whether or not you decide to hire us for your next roof repair or replacement, we hope this post has been helpful to you as you consider your next move. We are here to answer any questions you have and offer FREE on-site consultations as well. Simply give us a call at (704) 665-0279 to get started!