Local Roofing Companies Are Best for Storm Restoration
Picture this scenario: Your home is damaged by one of Texas’s many severe storms. The storm tears apart your roof, leaving your home exposed to the elements and further damage. In an effort to complete storm restoration for your home as quickly as possible, you hire the first roofing company that knocks on your door.
This roofer repairs your roof, as far as you can tell, but a few months later your roof begins to leak—and the original roofer you worked with is now nowhere to be found, cash in hand.
At Action Roofing & Construction, we talk to homeowners all too often who have been left with shoddy workmanship after hiring fly-by-night roofers. While the roofing industry has improved over the years, it’s still best to hire locally for your storm restoration needs—for several reasons. Let’s take a look at why you should hire a local company!
Avoid Storm Chasers and Scammers
Storm chasing is a (typically) unethical practice where roofers will travel the country in the wake of severe storm systems, offering incredible rates to repair storm damage. Unfortunately, most of these roofers are able to offer such low rates because the quality of their work is very poor. By the time homeowners realize their roof repair was poorly executed, the roofing company they hired is long gone.
The best way to avoid this situation is to hire a local roofing company for your storm restoration needs. Hiring locally is ideal for any roofing services, but storm restoration is one area of roofing that is particularly rife with scam artists. With a local roofer, however, you’ll always know where to find them should anything go wrong.
Get Faster Response Times
In addition to avoiding scams, there are several unique advantages that local roofers provide compared to roofers located farther from your home. One of the clearest benefits is that local roofers can respond more quickly to your needs. This is especially relevant in storm restoration, as time is of the essence when it comes to repairing your roof. Local roofers can often respond in as little as 24–48 hours, minimizing the amount of time that your roof is compromised and vulnerable.
Learn Their Local Reputation
Word of mouth is often a great way to learn about a roofing company. Unfortunately, when your candidate roofers are located farther afield, it can be difficult to get opinions on their quality from other homeowners in the area.
Local roofers, on the other hand, thrive on their reputation in their immediate area. Because of this, they’re highly motivated to do excellent work that will leave local customers singing their praises. It’s much easier to know what you’re getting when you choose a local roofing company, so be sure to take advantage of this!
Build a Lasting Relationship
When it comes to truly caring for your roof, consistency is key. That’s because the longest lasting roofs are those that are regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired. While you could schedule these services all on your own, working with a local roofer for your storm restoration and repair needs can be the beginning of a lasting partnership of continuous care for your roof.
Local roofers are inclined to build relationships with those in their services areas, as this is beneficial both for them and for you as the homeowner. When you partner with a single roofer to maintain your roof throughout its lifespan, they become more familiar with the unique characteristics of your roof as well as your needs and wants as a homeowner.
Action Roofing: Your Storm Restoration & Roofing Partner
At Action Roofing & Construction, we’ve worked hard to build our reputation, and we’re well known for fighting for our roofing customers. With roots in the construction industry and expertise in insurance claim projects, we’re the ideal partner for storm restoration and all your roofing needs. Get in touch with us today to schedule an inspection!