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Why It's Not A Good Idea To Hire Non-Local Roofers

By searching online, you’ll find plenty of professional roofers with five-star ratings. But even though they are excellent at their job, they may not be the best choice for your project, especially if they’re from out of town. 

Here are some reasons why working with an out-of-town roofing contractor is not a good idea.


Unfamiliar With Local Building Codes

Building codes across the country have many similarities, but there are specific rules that vary from one place to another. If you want to be sure your roof will be compliant with the building codes in your area, hire a local roofing company. Local pros are more knowledgeable about the local regulations than any out-of-town roofer.

Improper Insurance

Roof work is a high-risk job, so it’s crucial for roofing contractors to protect their crew with workers’ compensation insurance. Out-of-town workers can work on your roof without issues, but they may not have the proper insurance. If an accident happens on your property and the roofing company does not have insurance, you will have to pay for the workers’ medical expenses out of your own pocket.

No Labor Guarantees

A reputable roofer has full confidence in its company’s work and will provide a guarantee on workmanship. This guarantee ensures the roofers will repair your roof if problems occur due to faulty installation or repair. Out-of-town roofers usually can’t provide contractor warranties, and they’re difficult to reach after they’re finished with a job.

Potential Roofing Scams

Most out-of-town roofers that knock on doors and warn about issues on roofs are often just looking for a quick way to earn cash. Some would accept down payments for their service and then disappear right after, never intending to do the job in the first place. Local roofers can never do this to you since they have a reputation to uphold in the community.

Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is a top-rated company in the area. We provide quality services and superior workmanship. Contact us at (713) 466-4447, or complete our contact form to request a quote.