Finding the Best Local Roofer in 10 Easy Steps

Finding the Best Local Roofer in 10 Easy Steps


Are you looking to find the best local roofer? At Preferred Roofing Supply, we work with the best local roofers and best local roofing contractors in the metro Atlanta area. For over 15 years, Preferred Roofing Supply has been the one-stop-shop for the best local roofers. Our strong background in the construction business has earned us the trust and confidence of the best local roofers and our customers. Working side by side with the area’s best local roofers, we can tell you firsthand what to look for when choosing someone for your roofing job.


Here are 10 simple steps to help you find the best local roofer.

  1. Know what is most important to you. Is it budget? Is it experience or great Google reviews?


The best local roofer will have at least five years of experience in the roofing business. However, you may decide that you would instead choose a roofer with a middle-of-the-road bid and slightly less experience than a local roofing company with 20 years of experience and a higher price point.


  1. Get bids from three roofers.


Choose three local roofers with at least five years of experience. By getting bids from multiple sources, you can best determine who the right company is for you. Think about what you determined was important when looking at the bids.


  1. What type of roofing system are you looking to have installed?


Most local roofers will have experience with asphalt shingles. If you are looking for a more specialized roofing system, such as solar shingles, you may have less options to choose.


  1. Be sure the roofer has the required qualification.


The best local roofers will not only be experienced and have good reviews, but they will also be insured, licensed, and bonded. Don’t be afraid to request a copy of the roofer’s license and insurance.


  1. Does the roofer provide free estimates?


A reputable local roofer will come to your home, assess your roof and determine the best course of action for your roof or roof repair and give you a free written estimate. They will be able to answer questions that you may have regarding your roofing system.


  1. Ask for references


The best local roofers will be able to provide references for roofing jobs that they have completed. Be sure to reach out to these references and ask questions such as; why you would recommend this roofer? How long did it take to complete the job? Was your roofer professional and courteous? Would they use this roofer again?


  1. Get the estimate for your roofing project in writing.


Make sure that you get a written estimate that includes all of the details for your roofing job including roofing material clean-up and disposal. The estimate should also describe the payment terms and payment schedule. You may even want to think about a lien waiver that protects you if the roofer doesn’t pay their vendors.


  1. Find out who will be working on your roof.


Some roofing contractors outsource work to third-party laborers. Be very careful of this. The best local roofers will do the work themselves and keep it within the roofing company. If roofing work is outsourced, you risk liability and may void manufacturer warranties.


  1. What is the warranty for your new roof or roof repairs?


When you get your bids, compare warranty information. This gives you peace of mind that your new roof or roof repairs will be done correctly and be in good working order for years to come.


  1. Discuss unplanned repairs before signing the contract.


Unfortunately, there are unforeseen issues that may arise after the roofing project is started. For example, moisture damage may need to be repaired before the new roof is installed. It’s essential to determine how the roofer handles these unexpected events so that you can be prepared.


We hope these 10 steps help you find the best local roofer for your roofing project. If you have any questions about finding the best local roofer, we are happy to help. Our years of experience in the roofing and construction industry are valuable resources we offer to our customers and roofing contractors. Stop into Preferred Roofing Supply today and talk with one of our friendly associates.