When the time comes to have some work done on your roof, there are benefits to hiring a local contractor. This article will explain some of the benefits and why hiring locally is a wise choice.
A good, or bad, reputation follows a company. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it. That bad reputation is what seems to follow a company and stand out more so than the good deeds. Your friends, neighbors, and family members will tell you all about the one bad thing the company did, but “oh yeah, they did some good things too”. It would be wise for you to ask the company for references. Here are some questions you can ask to get the conversation going:
- Did they arrive on time?
- Did they clean up after themselves?
- Did they stick to the original estimate?
- Were they respectful of my home, property, and neighbors?
After all, “You can’t buy a good reputation, you must earn it.”
Each town, city, and municipality has a variety of codes, rules, and regulations when it comes to working on any construction project. It is wise to work with a contractor who understands these laws and abides by them. If you choose to work with someone out of the area, they may not understand the rules and you could end up owing additional fees.
It is also essential that the contractor has the knowledge and wisdom to keep up with any changes within the industry. Check with your potential contractor and find out their safety practices and guidelines.
The St. Louis area experiences a touch of each of the seasons. A roofing contractor from the area understands the various nuances of roofing materials in regard to the local climate. A local contractor works with the changes in the seasons and is able to guide the homeowner on the safest materials when it comes to St Louis weather.
What happens when a nasty storm blasts through St. Louis and part of the shingles fly off? Where do you turn to? If you have been working with a local contractor, then the answer is simple. They will be able to quickly place you on the schedule to come out and assess the damages. If you have working with an out-of-town or fly-by-night contractor, in hopes of saving some money on the roofing installation, you may end up searching for assistance when it comes to fixing damages. That company that was so willing to work with you upfront, may not be so willing to come by and do an inspection.
Sense of Community
A local roofing contractor understands the local area. They shop at the same stores you do, buy gas from the same stations, and even send their children to the same elementary school as you. There is a common understanding and pride for the local community and businesses. The money you spend on a new roof stays in the hands of the local businesses. You are helping their dreams come true as they pursue their visions in life.
A trust and respectful relationship can be built when you work with a local business. Working with the same company year after year for inspections and quick fixes builds trust and confidence.
These are just a few of the many reasons why hiring a local contractor is a smart move. Who is a local St. Louis contractor that can be trusted, with a good reputation, and is up to industry standards? Look no further than Freedom Roofing. We are the contractor you have been looking for. We are a proud veteran-owned roofing company you can trust for a stress-free remodeling and roofing experience. Place your trust in Freedom Roofing!