Your roof is one of the biggest investments in your home. When it comes to hiring a professional to work on your roof, choosing an experienced contractor who will do the job right is critical. Whether you need minor repairs or a whole roof replacement, the quality of work will impact your roof for years to come.
There are lots of roofing companies that service the San Antonio, TX, area—some local, and some not local. While national or regional roofing companies may have fancy marketing and seemingly low prices, your best bet is to find a reputable local roofing contractor. Local professional roofers know the local codes and weather. They are also usually available for follow-up service and can provide personalized service that big companies don’t.
They Know Local Building Codes
Each city requires different paperwork for building projects. Some cities are more lenient and only require minimal permitting. Others are strict and require numerous applications and inspections.
Either way, it is important that all of the local installation codes are followed when work is done on your roof. Otherwise, you could be left with a massive headache later when you need to file an insurance claim or sell your home. Local roofers will already know what permits you need and how long it will take within minutes of inspecting a job site. After all, they deal with local laws day in and day out.
Local companies also tend to know tips and tricks that move the processes along faster. Regional or national companies just don’t have the same experience with the local permitting procedures.
You Can Find Them for Follow-Up Work
Another reason to hire a local roofer is you’ll know where to find them if you need anything after their work is done. While most roof installation and repair jobs are completed without incident, there is always a chance you’ll need follow-up work. Maybe a contractor missed a couple of nails, or perhaps a storm came through and damaged your new installation.
In any case, you’ll want to track down your roofer for help. Some national companies are known for chasing storms. So they come into town, complete a bunch of roofing projects, then pick up and leave.
In these situations, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to find them and get them to come back to finish work. A local roofing company has its reputation on the line and will more often than not be happy to come back and make it right.
They Understand Local Weather Patterns (and Local Weather Emergencies)
While San Antonio, TX, is known for its hot weather, locals understand that we experience a lot of weather events, too. From big temperature swings to severe storms, weather is sometimes unpredictable here in the Lone Star State, especially in recent years.
Local roofing contractors experience these weather events firsthand. Roofing materials that have worked well in the past may not work as well today. Only local roofers will be able to make knowledgeable recommendations to you.
Regional or national companies can make educated guesses, but they aren’t in the community experiencing the weather.
You Can Find Trustworthy Referrals
There’s no one better to make a service recommendation than your neighbors, right? Your fellow community members probably share many of the same values and have similar expectations when it comes to quality work and customer service.
Local roofing companies build their businesses on good service and happy customers, so it should be easy to get a referral for a local company. If someone down the road just had their roof done and is willing to vouch for the roofing company, chances are you’ll be able to trust the quality of work.
The same can’t be said about regional or national companies. Usually, when you go with a big corporate roofer, you need to rely on Google reviews and typed-up testimonials.
You Get Personalized Service
While it’s not always a guarantee, you can generally expect more personalized service from a local roofing company than from a national one.
At the end of the day, national companies care most about quantity, not quality. They are under pressure to hire and staff hundreds of jobs, so they can’t exactly vet every single employee on their team.
On the other hand, local roofing companies hand-pick every roofer they hire, ensuring that anyone they send out to a customer’s home is qualified for the job. Every job matters to a local roofing company, so you’ll get a level of personalized service that just isn’t possible with larger companies.
Bondoc Roofing: Your Local San Antonio Roofer
The Bondoc family has been serving the San Antonio area since the early 2000s. We’ve worked with thousands of families and dedicate our time and efforts to providing the quality craftsmanship your home deserves.