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.