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How do you find an Atlanta roofing contractor

I’ve been involved in the construction field my entire life, except my 10 years as a CPA.  Many homeowners tell me they simply don’t have the time to meet OR only one spouse can meet.  It is simply a huge mistake by not meeting up with your contractor.  First, I have no idea what a homeowner is looking to achieve with their Atlanta roofing project.  Unless they are a roofer, I would have to say neither does any homeowner.  Will they have any real basis to compare roofing contractor bids if the contractor doesn’t know your specs?   Likely, the homeowner simply just doesn’t know how much they do not know and why should they know how to install a proper Atlanta roof anyway?  That’s why we meet with homeowners to explain the components and benefits.
Questions we need to know before bidding your project.  What does the homeowner require for their Atlanta roof?
3 tab shingle
Architectural
Upgraded roof system
Basic roof
Warranty desired
GAF Golden Pledge lifetime warranty
Are you selling in 2 yrs, 5 yrs, or never
Ventilation needs
Leak barriers
Flashings
Interior attic inspection
Hail damage insurance replacement.
Take a similar scenario.  Someone makes five calls to retailers and tells them to give them a price for a suit.  You tell them you don’t want the most expensive suit, but of good quality.  Nothing too fancy, but not cheap.   You will get five different prices for five different suits.  “Good quality” “cheap” “fancy” all have different meanings for everyone.  You can’t possible expect to make a decision on buying a suit that way so why in the world would you make a $8,000 purchase that way??
Would someone hire an employee off a resume?  They can fire them if they made the wrong choice, but a roof should last 25 years or even lifetime with the new materials out now.  I can’t tell you how many times I have encountered customers who got it handed to them by a contractor.  I hear it from 90% of the customers I visit.  Nearly 100% of customers I speak to have some story of incomplete work, poor work, late start, wrong materials, or just plain got ripped off since their Atlanta contractor never started or didn’t finish after they got some money.  The statistics state that 48% (yes 48%) of consumers would NEVER hire their contractor again.  Why?  They don’t do their homework and hire the wrong company or they are just naïve.
I am not writing this so we can come out to visit homes and “sell” Homeowners.  It is for their benefit.  Any contractor who  comes out to “drop” an estimate in your mailbox or emails it to homeowners is just not worth their weight in salt.  These Atlanta contractors don’t care about what YOU want, but rather what THEY want –  a quick buck from the unknowing customer.  There are too many ways to mislead the consumer with vague proposals, etc.
Unfortunately, unless the homeowner plans to meet up together, we have to decline to bid the job.  I’ve gone that route in the past and it ends up that everyone is unhappy with the project.  There are too many communication mishaps about what the homeowner thinks they are getting.
We will gladly meet up at a convenient time of your choosing to discuss and educate a homeowner about their Atlanta roofing project and make it a successful one, even if they choose not to hire us!
About us:  Schantz Home Improvement is an Atlanta Residential Contractor specializing in Exterior Renovations including Roofing, Siding, and replacement windows
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2 Responses to “How do you find an Atlanta roofing contractor”

  1. Corliss Dembowski Says:

    Great blog! Sorry to change the subject, but I recently had some hail damage so i’m looking for a great roofing company in Nashville. Have you heard of any good ones? There’s a roofing company in Hendersonville who could be good, but I’ve only seen a few reviews. Thoughts? Thanks!

  2. Greg Says:

    I’m sure the information I provided for Atlanta Roofers would apply anywhere in the US. Thanks for stopping by.

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