Looking for a roofer? Here’s a pro-tip: To quickly narrow down your options, focus your search on roofing contractors near you. Hiring local also has several other advantages.
It’s easier—and faster—to get contractors on site because they’re near your home. And during roofing emergencies, this can make a big difference. The faster roofing issues are detected and fixed, the lower the risk roofing damage will affect other parts of your home.
Familiarity with the Local Climate and Building Codes
Since local roofers are more familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations. Remember: There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and roofing projects are no exception.
Quality Service and the Personal Touch
Local roofing companies are known for their personalized service. (They have a reputation to uphold in their local community, after all.) That’s why you can always expect quality service from a local roofer.
Extensive Local Networks
Should you need a plumber or electrician to repair storm damage to your home’s plumbing or electrical supply, roofing contractors with extensive local networks can help you quickly find one.
Supporting the Local Economy
Supporting local roofers and companies helps the local economy. In fact, it’s estimated that 68% of every $100 spent at a locally owned business stays within the economy.
Checking a Roofer’s Certification
Once you’ve created a shortlist of contractors, you can further narrow down your options by checking their certifications. Certifications are proof a roofer has undergone professional training to expand their skillset. They’re usually given by manufacturers and independent non-profits.
Why Hire a GAF® Master Elite® Contractor?
The requirements for a Master Elit® certification are so stringent that only 2% of the roofing contractors in the country qualify. As such, you can always expect quality service and workmanship from a Master Elite contractor.