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Tips to Finding a Reliable and Professional Charlotte Roofer

The roof is arguably the most important component of a house. Without a sturdy, insulated, leak proof roof a house is just about impossible to live in. So it’s to the Charlotte homeowner’s advantage to look for reliable roofing companies in Charlotte NC.

There are many places that a homeowner can look. They can start by asking their neighbors the names of the roofing contractors they used and whether or not they were satisfied with them. They can look up roofing companies Charlotte NC listed in local, reputable building and construction societies and professional organizations. Contractors who belong to these organizations tend to be a bit more conscientious because they want to preserve their good name and reputation. The homeowner can also look up Charlotte roofers in the Yellow Pages, on social media or on-line. They can contact the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce or ask their real estate agent for the names of some good roofing contractors.

At the end the homeowner should have a list of Charlotte roofers who come highly recommended. They should invite them to the home for a consultation and a cursory look at the roof, then ask them some questions. One of the first questions to ask is if the contractor is licensed, bonded and insured. If they’re not, the homeowner should thank them for their time and send them back.

But if the roofer is licensed, bonded and insured the homeowner should ask how long they’ve been in business and how many roofs have they repaired or installed that are like the homeowner’s. All roofs aren’t the same and they’ll have different repair and maintenance needs depending on the materials they’re made out of and even if they’re pitched or flat. The homeowner should ask if it’s possible to see some of the work that they’ve done. If the contractor refuses they too should be thanked for their time and shown the door.

After the interviews the homeowner might compare notes and put the job out for bid, or they might be so impressed with one roofer that they simply choose them. They should then work out a written and extremely detailed contract and prepare themselves for a noisy, messy, but well done job.

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