How to Hire a Local Roofer

Most people don’t have a lot of knowledge about roofing and roof materials. Hiring a roofing contractor can be a daunting task when there is unfamiliar jargon and so many choices. A new roof is a big investment, so it makes sense to do a little homework before making a decision. Even when looking at roof repairs after a storm, careful consideration should be taken when selecting the best roofer to do the job. Here are several factors to take into consideration when hiring a roofing contractor for your roof repair or replacement.

Local Company

First and foremost, find an established local roofing company. It’s an unfortunate reality that many conmen make their living by following storms. They sell cheap repair services to victims of storm damage, collect as many deposits as possible and may even leave town without doing any work. To ensure that this doesn’t happen to you, find a reputable local roofing contractor, one with long ties to the community, who won’t disappear on you and who will perform quality work as promised.

Find a Quality Roofer

Not all local roofers are equal when it comes to the quality of their service. It’s important to be asking the right questions and getting valid answers throughout your search. Is the roofer licensed and fully insured so that you’re protected if an accident occurs on your property? When you call for an estimate, are they courteous and prompt with appointments and with responding to questions? Is there any sort of satisfaction guarantee for the work?  Finally, does the contractor promise to stand by its estimate for roof repair or replacement so that you’re not hit with hidden charges? As you investigate local roofers, take a look at some of their completed jobs and see if you can find testimonials from prior customers that detail their experiences with the company.

Certified KM Coating Applicator

Roof repair and replacement projects in New Mexico are unique because of the types of roofs that are often encountered. The climate and architecture of the area lend itself to flat roofs, which have their own set of issues. KM Coatings have been developed to treat flat roofs and provide them with both increased energy efficiencies and an extended lifetime. It is important that these “cool roof” coatings should only be applied by a Certified KM Coating Applicator. If you are looking to treat a roof in New Mexico, be sure that your roofing contractor has this certification.

Your home and your business are major investments. Trusting an out-of-state roofing contractor who promises cheap repairs could be a big mistake. Atlas Home Repair is a local company with a long history in Las Cruces, who is licensed and insured as well as being a Certified KM Coating Applicator. Fill out our contact form or call us at (575) 522-0697 for a quote today!