On the surface, hiring an out-of-town roofer may sound like a good deal. But the low price often comes at a greater cost. In today’s post, Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. discusses the reasons why you should avoid an out-of-town roofer and stick with a trusted local one.
Compliance With Local Codes
Building codes help make sure that buildings are safe to be occupied. Noncompliant buildings can be a safety hazard to their occupants, and the local government can compel property owners to have work redone. Some building codes apply only to certain areas, which out-of-town roofers may not understand, which means working with them can increase the risk of a costly do-over. In comparison, a local roofing contractor can give you peace of mind.
Roofing Emergency Assistance
Timing is essential when it comes to roof repairs, particularly if the damage is caused by a storm. Since storm damage repairs typically require filing an insurance claim, you’ll need your storm-damaged roof inspected by a roofing professional as soon as possible. The sooner your insurance provider receives information about the damage — which would include a professional assessment of the damage and an estimate of the repair costs — the sooner the claims process can be started. Out-of-town roofers simply cannot offer emergency roofing services because of proximity, if they even offer the service at all.
You’ve probably heard about “storm chasers” — transient roofers that follow the aftermath of a storm. They offer prices that are too low to be true, and either take the down payment and disappear, or perform repairs that are of poor quality and cleverly disguised. By the time you’ve noticed, these storm chasers would already be somewhere else and unreachable. A roofer with local roots won’t put you in such situations: you know where you can reach them and can be counted on when you need help with your roofing problems.
Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. provides roof replacement and repair services to customers in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (865) 688-2888 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.