You know the drill. We all do it when we need a service of some kind, whether that be for our home, our business or even our vehicle. We hop on the phone or computer, pull up the search engine (usually Google) and type in what we are looking for. In the case of roofing services, many people search for roofer near me. This delivers pages and pages of results of roofing companies that are in your geographical area. Or are they?
Here today, gone tomorrow
Many of the results that you see when you do a google search are paid ads. Most are legitimate roofing companies that are offering services in your area, but it’s also very easy for out-of-town contractors to purchase targeted pay per click keywords so they appear to be a contractor local to your area.
Why would they do that? It happens frequently after hailstorms blanket the area. These contractors are known in the industry as storm chasers, and they move around the country working storm areas. They will sweep through town, often performing sub-par work and then are long gone should you experience a problem.
Always search for a licensed, certified professional
Even if you still use the roofer near me search, there are things to look for when choosing a roofing contractor. Ask yourself the following questions about the roofing contractor:
Where is their office located? Be sure that it is an established location and not a strip mall storefront that was newly occupied as that is a sign of an out-of-town roofing contractor.
Do they hold certifications from reputable manufacturers? Most manufacturers require roofing contractors to become certified to offer manufacturer-backed warranties. Texas Traditions Roofing is a GAF Master Elite contractor which means that they have been vetted and trained by GAF and can offer the most robust warranties for their roofing installations.
Is the contractor licensed to be a roofer? While the state of Texas doesn’t require licensing to be a roofer, most professional contractors choose to participate in the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) voluntary licensing program. This requires them to meet bonding and insurance requirement and pass roofing knowledge tests.
Texas Traditions Roofing is your local, Georgetown, Texas roofing contractor. We are GAF Master Elite and licensed by RCAT. We are the ‘roofer near me’ who delivers an exceptional experience and quality workmanship for all of your roofing needs. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs.