Searching for a reliable roofing contractor for your needs can be daunting, especially when you consider the fact that there are so many of them ready to showcase what they can offer. As you do your due diligence, you’ll probably come across roofers from outside the state who also provide services at irresistibly low prices. It can be tempting, sure, but you might want to think twice about working with them. Here are three reasons why.
Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Local Building Codes
The primary reason why building codes are in place is to ensure the safety of a home’s occupants. If your home is not compliant, expect your family to be exposed to potential hazards. Inspectors would have to request tearing down an entire roof structure and having it rebuilt to meet the prevailing standards. Cheaper out-of-town roofing contractors may not know your local area’s building codes, which can put your roof at risk of a costly do-over. This won’t be the case if you hire a locally owned and operated roofing company.
Difficulties in Resolving Conflict
Working with an inexperienced out-of-town roofer can get stressful and frustrating, not only because they may use subpar products and provide poor workmanship but also because they disappear as soon as you bring up the shoddy or unfinished job with them. You won’t experience any of these potential headaches when you choose a local contractor for your roofing project. Since they are within the proximity of your location, you can count on them to arrive at your home as quickly as possible after calling them for an estimate.
Another reason not to pick an out-of-town roofer is that they tend to lack one important credential – insurance. If they don’t carry it, you may be held responsible for anything that occurs while the project is underway, including an accidental injury or property damage.
It is not enough that your choice of roofing contractor operates within your local area. They should also have the experience, qualifications and manufacturer certifications to show. Chase Roofing LLC has all of these and more. Get in touch with us by calling (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown, VA) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg, VA) to learn more about what we can do for you. Fill out our contact form as well to request a quote.