• Sue Nassiri

Why You Shouldn't Hire Out-of-Town Roofers

One fact about roof repair, replacement and maintenance that you should know is that it requires the skills and expertise of a professional contractor. To get the best possible results, you must work with one that matches your needs and can provide excellent workmanship and the best roofing products on the market.

Going local is the way to go, of course - there's no shortage of roofing contractors in California, after all. However, you might encounter some from outside your local area who also happen to offer services on the cheap. It can be tempting to hire them, but doing so may not be a great idea for a variety of reasons. Reasons Not to Work With Out-of-Town Roofers

  • They're not familiar with your area's building codes. The truth is that the building regulations in your local area aren't exactly the same in other localities. When you hire an out-of-town roofer, you run the risk of working with professionals who are likely unfamiliar with the codes specific to your area. To make sure your roof repair, replacement or maintenance goes smoothly, working with a local roofer makes more sense. In case you need a new roof, for instance, these pros can pull up the necessary permits easily. More importantly, you can rest easy knowing that they'll get the job done in accordance with the local building codes.


  • They leave before you even try to contact them. The frustrating part of dealing with out-of-town contractors is trying to track them down after they were unable to complete the work they're supposed to or did a not-so-good job repairing or replacing your roof. Working with a local roofer helps minimize this type of inconvenience. If you have any issues or concerns, you can get in touch with them easily.


  • You can't expect a timely completion of your roofing project. Travel times can become an issue when you work with a non-local roofer - the team may not arrive on time and ensure the project remains on schedule. So, when hiring a contractor for a roof replacement, make sure to consider their proximity. A local roofer operates near where you live, which gives you peace of mind knowing that they'll respond to any roof-related situation, including emergency repairs.


Other Considerations When Choosing a Local Roofer Being local isn't the only sole factor when it comes to making your choice of roofing contractor. Since multiple roofers are serving your area, it helps to narrow them down by taking into consideration other aspects, including the following:

  • Qualifications As you browse roofing contractors in your area, find out which ones are licensed and insured. When you interview them about their services, ask them to show you proof. If they're licensed, it means that they adhere to the state and local regulations and have passed requirements of being a contractor. If they're insured, it means that they protect their customers from being held liable for any untoward incidents that might happen while the roofing project is underway.


  • Years in Business Make sure you work with a local roofing contractor who has the necessary experience. With this, you can rest assured that your project will be completed not only to code but with results that both meet and exceed your expectations.


  • Reviews From Previous Clients It's not enough that you hire local contractors who do excellent roofing work. You also have to make sure that they're great to work with throughout the project. As you interview the prospective roofing contractors on your shortlist, ask them for a list of references. These are the contact details of the clients they worked with for their roofing projects. Get at least three of these references, get in touch with each one, and ask about their experience working with that particular roofer. From there, you can get an idea of their roofer's level of professionalism, skills and expertise. Another way to learn about a roofer's business reputation is through online reviews the company has earned. You can check out their website or run a quick Google search to find and learn more about what their previous clients have to say.

Why Choose Us Whether it's roof repair or maintenance you need, you can count on A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. to have your best interests in mind. Aside from being local, here are some of the other reasons why you should consider us for your roofing needs:

  • Years of industry experience: We have been replacing, repairing, inspecting and maintaining roofs since 1991. We make sure that any roofing project we take on will be completed to the highest standards. You can trust us to get the job done promptly and efficiently - no shortcuts and other costly mistakes.


  • Licensed and insured: We are fully licensed, bonded and insured to work in the State of California. This means that we take customer protection seriously, making it one of our priorities to ensure your peace of mind when you work with us. Ask us for proof of these credentials anytime and we're more than glad to give them.


  • Wide range of roofing expertise: We pride ourselves in providing a wide range of roofing services that cater to homeowners, commercial property owners and facility managers. In addition to roof repair, replacement and maintenance, we also specialize in providing roof certifications. Whether you're in the market for a new home or selling your own, you can count on us to inspect, fix, and guarantee your roof is watertight and free from any leaks. We provide waterproofing services as well, where we protect wood and concrete balconies, pool decks, stairs, and patios from moisture damage.


  • Better understanding of the local code: Our decades of experience in the roofing industry allow us to complete roofing projects in accordance with the governing building regulations. If you need a new roof, you can count on us to build up to code for your peace of mind.

Delivering top-notch products and workmanship is what A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. is all about. No job is too big or too small for our expert team. Whether you are a residential, commercial or industrial client, we look forward to serving your needs. Call us now at (951) 877-4406, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.

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