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Not All Roofing Companies and Contractors are the Same

When choosing a roofing contractor, it is vital for a homeowner to ask the right questions. Companies may use inferior products, not maintain a reliable crew to complete the job within the time frame given, or greatly exceed the estimate initially given for the job. Doing research and knowing which questions to ask can save homeowners major headaches and money in the long run.

What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

In addition to workmanship and efficiency, the quality of the materials used in a roof replacement or new roofing project is vitally important. As a trusted roofing contractor in Charlotte for nearly 20 years, Southern Home Services has partnerships in place with some of the top manufacturers in the industry. SHS is a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor, which allows the company to offer all GAF products with an extended warranty. CertainTeed has a similar program in place, with only a small number of approved companies in North Carolina. This seal of approval ensures homeowners they are working with a CertainTeed expert.

Another important factor in hiring a roofing contractor is the general experience of the company. Homeowners need to know that the contractor can complete specific roofing projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner. For example, if a home needs new flashing, the company should have experience using flashing cement to keep the flashing around the chimney or edge of the roof in place.

Finally, researching the background of a company can also help homeowners make an informed decision. If a company has had any recent financial issues, judgments or liens against them from former customers, these are obvious red flags.

Why Southern Home Services?

The best way for homeowners to get a feel for a company is with a simple consultation. A consultation with Southern Home Services takes place at the home. A representative will check out the roof, make a list of any problems that are discovered, and write an estimate. This is also a time to for the representative to answer any questions the homeowner may have. A roofing estimate from Southern Home Services will include the cost of both labor and supplies.