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March 12, 2024

Should You Use a Local Roofing Company?

While homeowners have many options, the advantages of choosing a local roofing company often outweigh a national brand.

Whether you are selling your house and want to increase its value and curb appeal, need to replace your roof for normal wear and tear, or just need some roof repairs, sometimes the most difficult part of roofing projects is choosing a roofing contractor. While nationwide brands may be attractive because of their familiarity, there are important and compelling reasons to choose a local roofing company. In this blog post, we will explore the unique benefits that come with entrusting your roofing needs to a local business. 

Community Connection and Trust

Outside of physical proximity, one of the obvious advantages of choosing a local roofing company is the strong community connections they offer. Local roofers are often deeply rooted in the areas they serve, building relationships with neighbors and earning the trust of the community. At Eiseman, we believe we have a responsibility to give back, so our company is proud to support a variety of organizations that contribute to the culture and well-being of our local community. In addition to beautifying our local community through our work, we support our area’s community organizations and social life, maintaining the beauty of our gardens and natural environments, and ensuring our neighbors have the resources they need to live happy, healthy, and vibrant lives. 

Choosing a local roofing company not only contributes to your community but also supports the local economy. When you spend your dollars locally, you are helping local businesses hire local workers, purchase materials locally, and reinvest their earnings back into the community. By opting for a local roofer, you play an instrumental role in fostering economic growth within your community.

Established Reputation and References

Local roofing companies like ours depend on word-of-mouth referrals and positive reviews within the community. Anyone can gather information about a business through a Google search. However, nothing persuades new customers as much as personal recommendations from people and organizations they know and personal success stories from neighbors who have used our services. When our customers are happy, they shout it from the rooftops! Local businesses provide transparency and access to firsthand experiences that national brands often cannot. 

Knowledge of Local Regulations and Climate

A local roofing company is more likely to understand the weather in your area and tailor your project and timelines to the unique needs of your home as well as your local climate. Building codes and regulations vary widely from one region to another. What works in Arizona will not necessarily work in geographic regions that experience all four seasons and cold wet winters like Eastern Pennsylvania. Your local roofing company is well-versed in the specific regulations that govern your area as well as the best building practices. By choosing a local roofer, you ensure that your roof will comply with all local building codes and industry standards while performing well in your typical local weather conditions. 

Faster Project Completion

As mentioned above, construction timing is very important. Local roofing companies are typically more agile and nimble than larger corporations. This agility translates to quicker project completion times. With a local team dedicated to your roofing needs, you can expect a more efficient process, from the initial assessment and bid to the final installation. This faster turnaround time can be particularly beneficial for homeowners looking to address roofing issues promptly. Your local roofing companies should also be familiar with any other local contractor working on your home. Effective coordination of trades such as roofers, siding contractors, and other exterior construction professionals is critical to a job being completed on time and within budget. 

Your local roofing contractor has a finger on the pulse of market trends.

Local roofing contractors often receive feedback from clients regarding their preferences and the features they value in a home. This firsthand information helps them tailor their services to meet local demand. But that’s not all they do to stay current with local trends. Local roofing contractors often connect with their counterparts in the local construction and real estate industries, including architects, real estate agents, and other contractors. These networks provide valuable insights into what is currently popular and in demand. Local construction businesses frequently conduct market research on recent home sales, analyze popular architectural styles, and identify features that add value, all to provide you with better service and a product that you will love.

Accountability and Warranty Assurance

As with any home improvements, homeowners want to know that they are getting a return on their investment and a warranty on the work. A quality roofing company will stand by its work and will offer solid warranties on materials and labor. Local roofing companies with strong reputations and positive community relationships have higher levels of accountability. We recommend that homeowners seek out construction companies with a Better Business Bureau rating of at least an “A” because these ratings directly reflect on a company’s past projects and customer satisfaction. 

At Eiseman, we feel so strongly about the quality of our work that we offer a 100% warranty that covers workmanship, materials, and labor on a new asphalt roof for as long as you own your home. All our new roof installations are covered by our free 5-year installation warranty. Our warranties reflect our strong commitment to our customers as well as the quality of our work.

Convenient Financing Options

Local roofing companies often offer more flexible payment options compared to larger corporations. This flexibility can be a significant advantage for homeowners working within a specific budget or looking for tailored financing solutions. Local roofers understand the economic landscape of their community and strive to accommodate the financial needs of their clients. Eiseman partners with Wells Fargo Bank to offer our customers convenient financing options with no interest if paid in full within 12, 15, or 18 months.

Timely Response and Accessibility in an Emergency

Lastly, when a roofing emergency strikes, having a local roofer just a phone call away can make all the difference. Quick response times can prevent further damage to your home and save you from potential headaches. The ability to reach out directly to a trusted local roofing professional fosters a sense of security and peace of mind. 

The decision to choose a local roofing company over a larger, national option is not just about practicality—it’s about fostering a sense of community and establishing a connection with professionals who genuinely care about your home. From personalized service to timely responses and a commitment to local economies, the benefits of choosing local resonate far beyond the completion of a roofing project. When it comes to protecting your home, consider the advantages of keeping it local and entrusting your roofing needs to a company deeply rooted in your community.