Recently a local homeowner was left with a "rainforest" in his living room, all from having his roof replaced. The homeowner needed a kiddie pool to catch the falling ceiling and rain water. According to News 2, the company that had replaced the homeowner's roof had false email and physical addresses and would not return phone calls.
Local roofer, Chris Harper says having that license means the contractor passed a background, a credit check, and has solid references. He also said having a physical address and website helps legitimize companies on some level.
Harper says before hiring a contractor, ask these questions:
Another local contractor recommends that homeowners secure three separate quotes and compare their quotes. Homeowners need to educate themselves on the scope of their roofing work.
According the angieslist.com, these are Six Tips For Choosing A Roofing Contractor:
Finding the best roofing contractor can be challenging and time-consuming. However, you will save time, money, and headaches by taking the time to follow these steps. You can then feel confident in your decision. For more information about this topic, check out this recent interview> with Chris Harper from Harper Roofing and hear his tips on how to find a reliable contractor.
Harper Roofing www.harperroofingcharleston.com/ is a local company, owned by Charleston native, Chris Harper. They offer a free roof inspection and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5 star rating on Houzz. They have been called the "best roofing company in Charleston." Check out their testimonials> from past customers online.
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Roofing companies in the Charleston area fall into several categories. One category of roofing company is a construction or remodeling company that also does roofing. This type of company is great for those big disasters or remodeling jobs. There are also vinyl siding or window firms that also offer roof repair and replacements. Lots of roofing companies are part of larger firms that have satellite offices, but there are some that are locally-owned and/or family operated. Deciding between the two is strictly up to you, neither is a bad choice. Checking out the companies online customer reviews is a great first step in deciding if that company is right for you.
Here are a few common questions you should ask yourself when searching for a roofing company:
In trying to answer the above questions, we Googled roofing companies in the Charleston area. These are some of the companies listed along with some basic information found about each.
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Harper Roofing specializes in roof replacement in Charleston, South Carolina. Follow our blog for info on home improvements to beautify and protect your property and family.