One of the most important steps in a roof repair or roof replacement is to find a reliable contractor. You should carefully assess your choices and avoid storm chasers at all costs. It is best to hire roofers from the local area for they do not only respond faster to emergencies but are also more familiar with the local community.
In addition to having a local phone number and license plate, here are other things that determine if a roofer is local or not.
Knows Building Codes
Building codes vary from state to state or town to town. A local roofer understands the ins and outs of the local building codes because they have likely completed multiple projects across the area.
Can Obtain Permits
Certain home improvement projects require permits before you can proceed with the construction. Local roofers are aware of all the requirements needed to obtain these building permits. They are also likely to receive approval faster since they have gone through the same process several times before.
Is Easy to Reach
With a local roofer, you will not have a hard time reaching them if you need a roof inspection or repair. On the other hand, storm chasers from out of town are harder to contact if you encounter issues with their service.
Has Good Reputation
Since most local roofers rely on word of mouth to earn business, they make sure to offer superior craftsmanship and customer service to their customers. It is also easier to verify their reputation. You can use the experiences of your neighbors who might have worked with them in the past to gain insight into their professional work.
MASCON INC. is a premier residential and commercial roofing contractor. Our highly trained and skilled roofing professionals are dedicated to increasing the overall comfort and safety of our customers. Schedule an appointment with us by calling (512) 376-5096, or filling out our convenient online form. We serve clients in Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas.