Finding a reputable contractor should be one of your priorities when your roof needs repairs or a replacement. Regardless of the service you need, you want to work with a roofer with a proven reputation. If you have to decide between a local and an out-of-town contractor, always go local.
Keep reading to discover the risks of working with a cheaper out-of-town contractor.
Lack of Proper License and Insurance
Besides asking for a free roof repair estimate, you should also request to see proof of license and insurance when consulting a roofing contractor. It isn’t uncommon for an out-of-town contractor to not carry proper licensing and insurance. When you work with them, there is a high risk of you paying for damage that occurs to your property during the project. If a worker gets injured while repairing or replacing your roof and the contractor has no insurance, you might have to cover their medical bills.
Difficult to Reach After the Project
Getting in touch with an out-of-town roofer is a challenge, especially when they have already left your area. Storm chasers are people who take advantage of homeowners after a storm. They usually use poor-quality materials, and their workmanship is questionable. Once you notice something wrong with your roof, storm chasers will be long gone.
Instead of quality, storm chasers prioritize quantity. Their goal is to complete as many jobs in the shortest time possible. Contacting them to address the problem they caused is nearly impossible. On the other hand, if you hire a local roofer, you can easily call them or visit their physical office to let them know about your concerns.
Get an idea about your roof repair cost by scheduling a professional inspection. The Great American Roofing Company offers superior residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (201) 825-2955 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.