The dreaded nightmare situation has happened: a terrible hail storm has passed through where you live and the roof of your home has been damaged but you’re not sure yet how bad the damage is. Your doorbell starts to ring, seemingly, constantly with roofing company sales people from other states, pitching their roofing services. You’d rather work with a local independent roofing company so you start Googling for one. You tell Google: “independent roofing company near me.” Google shows you search results of roofing companies near your home. But we encourage you to search a little further – in Greeley, Colorado – for more choices, not necessarily “near me” searches.
We hope you’ll call us: Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC. But even if you don’t, we still want to help you by giving you these tips when you begin to decide which local independent roofing company you’ll hire to get the job done right.
Why you should hire an independent roofing company
Before we jump into tips for hiring an independent roofing company, it’s a good idea to go over some of the benefits of why you should always consider a locally owned roofing company first. Let’s dive in!
Typically, when you work with a local, independent roofing company, there’s a smaller crew, which means that local companies are able to pass on more savings to homeowners. On the other end of the spectrum, working with a larger, non-local company means that you’ll probably be paying more for the same services that you can get from a local contractor. In terms of resale value, later on, if you decide to sell, you’ll also make more money on your home by spending less on your roof replacement.
Help the local economy
In addition to the cost-effectiveness of working with a local roofing company, you’ll also be supporting the local economy by purchasing from a family-owned business like Summit Roofing Solutions LLC. While most people tend to think of helping the local economy with things like a farmer’s market or a boutique clothing store, supporting a local roofing contractor can also have the same positive impact on the community when you share your experience with others.
Local roofing companies understand Colorado’s climate
Colorado is known for its 300 days of sunshine, snow, lightning storms, and hail storms, which is why you should always consider an independent roofing company that understands Colorado’s weather and climate patterns. By working with a locally-based small business like Summit Roofing Solutions LLC, we can help you understand which roofing materials will be the most durable for the area that you live in Colorado. Having to replace a roof sooner because you didn’t pick the most durable materials can be stressful and expensive! We want to help our customers get the most out of their new roofs.
More flexibility with scheduling
Another advantage of working with a local roofing company is the added flexibility that you’ll receive from booking with a company located in the same area they service. For example, if you work with a local company, you can rest easy that the local roofer will only have a short commute away from your residence, versus a larger, non-local roofer would have farther to drive to get to you, making estimates a little more challenging.
Excellent customer service
If there wasn’t already enough to love about working with a local roofing company, another reason you should consider going local is for the amazing customer service. Unlike a larger business that can take a hit on their reputation, a small business has to ensure top-notch customer service in every interaction as their reputation is often what will make or break their success as a business. If locally-owned businesses don’t focus on their customer service, then likely they won’t be in business for very long.
Allow for a more personalized relationship
The last benefit we’ll discuss is the personalized relationship that you can develop with an independent roofing company. From the very first interaction, a local roofing company will try to tailor your experience to help you get to know the contractors who will be working on your project. Since the contractors are from the same area where you live and work, you may even see them around the community as well. Instead of having to find a new company when you need a repair or another replacement down the line, you’ll already have a good idea of who you can trust from your previous interactions with the local roofing company right down the street.
Tips for Hiring an Independent Roofing Company
First, make sure the roofing company choices you’ve narrowed your list down to have reviews and testimonials. That’s the best way to make sure you’ll get the very best roofing company. Studies have proven that 90% of people rely on peer reviews to tell them if a company is trustworthy or not. Most people rely on reviews during their decision-making process.
Next, find out who the owners of the independent roofing company are. Most of the “out-of-towners” are huge corporate-owned roofing companies that hire crews that travel from town to town. They usually don’t have outstanding, personalized customer service like an independent roofing company (usually) does.
Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC, is a local roofing company specializing in residential roofing and repairs. We also take care of windows, gutters, siding, stucco, garage doors, paint – everything including your roof. Our family-owned company also provides roofing repair after hail storms. Our team brings a unique touch to our customer service, ensuring your concerns are not just heard but genuinely understood. We serve Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, and all of Northern Colorado. Call 970-381-9926 to contact us about scheduling your roofing replacement or for a free estimate. We look forward to working with you soon!