When a roof fails after a storm, a homeowner may be tempted to try transient roofers to save money on quick repairs. Sadly, many fall victim to storm chasers, fly-by-night operators that are there to take advantage of affected homeowners.
These “businesses” visit far-off cities recently hit by a storm to offer repair or replacement services to residents who may be desperate enough to trust them. While there may be a few out-of-town but legitimate roofers that sincerely want to help, most of these storm chasers are dishonest and will disappear after you’ve handed them the payment.
To avoid such frauds, entrust your commercial or residential roofing projects only to local contractors like CMS Roofing. Here’s why:
Local roofing companies are easier to reach as they are in your vicinity, and they typically have a solid reputation that’s lasted for years. They can provide references you can talk to in person and a list of past projects you can check personally. Plus, there’s a good chance that they’ve served customers within your own neighborhood. It’s easier to get unbiased testimonials and see the company’s past work in person.
Reliability and Responsiveness
Unlike companies located hundreds of miles away from your home, local roofers can come to your aid in no time. While there’s no guarantee you can schedule an appointment whenever you like, as they may have a busy schedule during storm season, the location of local businesses makes them more accessible.
Generally, local roofing companies have a strong sense of community. They treat customers like family and are willing go above and beyond the call of duty. Unlike non-local companies, local providers take customer satisfaction very seriously.
Also, local roofing contractors are a major part of the area’s economy. Supporting a local business is one way to help local commerce thrive.
At CMS Roofing, we’ve been maintaining and replacing roofs in South Carolina for more than a decade. Being licensed, insured and certified, we have strong credentials to handle any commercial or residential roofing projects. Call us at (803) 732-5558 today to schedule your FREE consultation in Columbia or Charleston, SC.