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4 Reasons Why You Should Use a Local Roofing Contractor

November 23, 2018

 

Whenever we need something done to our house and begin the search for a contractor, a quick

 

Google search reveals the countless number of contractors who are more than happy to give a

 

quote.

 

Some of them are local, some are regional, and some are national.

 

So which is the best?  

 

Ultimately there is no “magic potion” that will give you the answer.  Customer reviews, company

 

integrity, and other factors should play into your decision.  

 

But whether you need a roofing contractor or your plumbing fixed, here are 4 reasons you

 

should consider moving forward with a local contractor to do your work.

 

They know the community

 

Have you ever felt belittled by a salesperson because they came from out of town?

 

 

Did you ever feel like

 

someone in a

 

company’s customer

 

service department

 

just “didn’t get it”

 

because they were in

 

an office building

 

several hundred

 

miles away?

 

This frustration of not being properly understood is a common experience, and it is often

 

compounded by companies and salespeople who don’t understand the community and culture

 

in which they are working.

 

One of the big advantages of local contractors near you is the satisfaction that they will better

 

understand the project and how to develop it in your region.

 

This can be as simple as knowing the best hardware places to pick up supplies, or it can be larger

 

issues like knowing people on the zoning committee if you run into a permitting issue.

 

They can provide faster service

 

This point is common sense based on simple geography:  The closer your contractor is to you,

 

the faster he can get there.

 

Sadly, sometimes local contractors are slow to respond, so having a local contract is not a

 

guarantee of faster service.

 

However, a local contractor will often be able to address your needs faster for several reasons.  

 

Maybe they are already down the street on another project, maybe they drive by your place on

 

the way to the shop, or maybe a few of their workers live local to you and can stop by on the way

 

home from work.

 

Whatever the case may be, a contractor close to you will probably be able to address warranty

 

issues faster than a company with the nearest base several hours or several hundred miles

 

away.

 

They have a reputation to protect

 

While many national or large regional companies have good reviews, there are many stories of

 

large companies that come into an area, make the quick buck doing poor work, and then move

 

on to the next region leaving many unhappy customers in their wake.

 

Because they are a large company that can move, this business model can actually work in the

 

short-term.

 

However, if you do work with local contractors in your area, then it is a different story.

 

A local contractor who does shoddy work or has poor customer service will quickly gain a bad

 

reputation.  Through word-of-mouth, your neighbors, and maybe even local news, people will

 

quickly learn to avoid that contractor.

 

And because the contractor is local, he can’t simply move to another state to conduct business.

 

Local contractors

 

who work in a

 

specific region are

 

aware of their

 

reputation, and they

 

usually do

 

everything they can

 

to protect it.

 

And what happens as a result?

 

Usually it means the local contractor will want a relationship with you, do good work, and take

 

care of warranty issues.

 

And yes, there are local contractors who do want the “easy business,” so you will still want to

 

make sure you pick a contractor with a reputation that you can trust, even if they are local.

 

You can find local customer reviews faster

 

This one can be huge.  If a national contractor is doing business in multiple states and towns,

 

then it can be difficult to find someone local where they have worked.

 

Your main resource becomes online reviews from other customers, and while these can be very

 

helpful, they don’t always show the details of the workmanship or the whole story.

 

Looking for local

 

contractors in your

 

area will help you be

 

able to find a

 

contractor with

 

customers in the

 

local area, and

 

therefore make a

 

more informed decision.

 

For example, let’s say you have some roof repairs and need to find an asphalt shingle roofing

 

contractor.  A national contractor can show you a lot of nice pictures, reviews, and the whole

 

sales pitch, but finding a local roofing contractor will give you the benefit of actually seeing some

 

of their work in your neighborhood and nearby.

 

Not only can you see their craftsmanship, you will also be able to talk to the homeowner and

 

client personally to hear about their experience.  

 

Remember that not every regional or national contractor is bad, and not every local contractor is

 

automatically good.  However, picking a local contractor to do your work does come with

 

advantages that can help you make a wise decision that you won’t regret.

 

If you are looking for a local roofing contractor in the PA, DE, or MD regions; then contact the

 

crew at JMK Roofing LLC today!  

 

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