When you are hiring a company to do minor or major repairs on your roof, you want someone that you can trust will get the job done on time and within budget. One way to find a reputable roofing contractor is to check with the local companies right in your area.
Why Local Is Better
Larger roofing companies with multiple locations throughout the country have so many projects that they become impersonal. On the other hand, local roofing companies invest more into their customers and community because they are members as well. Hiring a local roofing company benefits the homeowner, community and the company.
1. Verification of License and References
Obtaining a contractor’s license, insurance information and references is much easier when you hire a local contractor. A local roofer should be able to provide these things to you quickly.
References are important to any local contracting business, so they go the extra mile to make sure customers are satisfied. They should be more than willing to provide a list of references on past work. You might even be able to visit area homes that the roofer has worked on, allowing you to inspect their work.
2. A Trusted Reputation
A local roofer with lots of experience has a business based mostly on referrals and repeat customers who trust them with their roofs. Their reputation is established in the community. Local roofing companies take great pride in maintaining a stellar reputation. You can even meet them in person because their offices are located within driving distance from you.
3. Knowledge of Local Building Codes
States and local municipalities have published regulations prescribing procedures and construction details for structures. These building codes vary by city, county and state. By hiring a local roofing company, your chances of running into any issues with non-compliance with local building codes is minimal.
Since the roofer you hire is responsible for signing all the permits, it is their responsibility to make sure your roof is up to the current code. A local roofer in your vicinity will understand the details and regulations of the city and state where the work is to be performed. A local roofer is familiar with all the building requirements needed to finish the job.
4. More Accessible and Responsive
A reputable local roofer will have an office and phone number where customers can visit or call. If there is a problem with the work they’ve done, it’s easy to get in touch with them to remedy the situation.
Hiring a company that does not have a local office or representative can result in a longer response time before you're able to get your issue resolved. They know you won’t likely drive for hours if you’re unhappy with their response or service.
Dealing with emergency unexpected roof damage can be overwhelming for homeowners. If there is storm damage or the roof begins leaking into your home, it’s important to get immediate help. Local contractors are more accessible and available if there is an emergency. They can respond quickly to roofing emergencies.
Out of state companies may not even offer emergency service. Even if they do, they will take longer to dispatch because they may not have a crew in your area.
5. A Sense of Community
Communities are built on local businesses and support from neighbors. Local roofers enjoy and participate in their community. They don’t just show up after a severe storm; they have local roots, so you know where to find them. These small business owners depend on word of mouth for marketing and support. They rely on positive reviews to increase business.
A local roofing company’s presence in their city is important. Local roofers are small business owners who participate, enjoy and support their community.
6. Personal Attention
Local roofing companies dedicate all the time needed to ensure the success of your roofing project. A local roofing contractor takes a personalized approach to servicing its customers. Their knowledge and expertise in all aspects of roofing is a benefit to homeowners and business owners alike.
Support Local Businesses
When you support a local business, you are supporting your neighbors and your local economy and strengthens the community overall. Brian Dawson Roofing is committed to providing quality roofing services to the local community. Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or property manager, they will give you the same exemplary customer service you deserve.
Consider the advantages of hiring our local roofing team for new roofs, repairs, or replacements.