Tackling a roof repair or replacement project is no easy feat, which is why hiring a roofing contractor is imperative. Searching for the best one, however, involves thorough research. You have to check online reviews, references, certifications and Better Business Bureau standing, to name a few. More importantly, you have to consider going local.
As one of the leading providers of asphalt shingle and vinyl window installation services, we encourage you to go local as opposed to working with a roofer who isn’t in your area. We explain why below:
Familiarity With Building Codes
A roofing project has to adhere to prevailing building codes, which may vary depending on where you are in the country. Local roofers know them by heart, and when you hire them for your roof repair or replacement, you can be sure that they know how to perform the job by the book. Moreover, they will have an easier time getting permits approved, which can otherwise take a long time for non-local roofers.
Proximity to Your Location
Whenever you need storm damage restoration, a local roofer will immediately arrive at your doorstep to perform emergency repairs. Once the weather is clear, they’ll perform a thorough roof inspection and do actual fixes to restore your roof to its original condition. You can’t expect that from non-local roofers, especially the so-called “storm chasers.” They usually come from outside the state, offering free inspections and other cheap services but turn in substandard workmanship and leave town quickly.
How to Tell If Roofer Is Local or Not
As you do your research for the best local contractor for the job, check the websites of prospects. Do they have a local phone number? Also, be wary of roofers who come to your home unannounced. Take a look at their truck—does it have a local license plate? Ask to see the driver’s license as well.
Timberland Exteriors is the leading local contractor for your roof repair, replacement, and maintenance needs. As an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor, we take pride in offering quality products and factory-trained crews to protect and enhance your home. Get in touch with us today for a free inspection and consultation.
Our company also specializes in vinyl siding installation. Call (651) 439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in St. Paul, MN, and the surrounding communities.