The Importance of Choosing a Local Roofing Contractor

March 17, 2023

A well-maintained roof is crucial for protecting your home from the elements, preserving its structural integrity, and maintaining its value. When you need a new roof or repair services, the expertise of the roofing contractor you choose can significantly impact the quality of the work. TQRR Roofing recognizes the importance of selecting the right professional for your roofing needs, and we believe in the benefits of hiring a local roofing contractor. In this blog post, we'll discuss the reasons for hiring a local contractor and the essential factors to consider when making your choice.

Why it's important to hire a local contractor

A reputable local roofing company will be well-versed in adhering to local installation codes, completing necessary paperwork, and ensuring your roof is properly installed and compliant with your state's regulations. This knowledge can save you from potential headaches later on, especially when dealing with insurance claims or selling your home.

Another benefit of hiring a local contractor is the ease of accessibility. It's crucial to choose a contractor with a physical local office and a local phone number.

Having a local contractor simplifies the process of addressing any issues that may arise, particularly after a significant storm that causes roof damage.

Severe storms often attract out-of-state companies that follow storm patterns, offering services at lower prices than local roofing companies. These companies deploy skilled salespeople who use scare tactics to sell new roofs to unsuspecting homeowners. They gain traction in neighborhoods by placing signs in front yards, drawing the attention of nearby residents.

These out-of-town companies often deliver subpar work in a rush, with no warranty on their workmanship. Once their workers leave the job site, the company becomes unresponsive to phone calls. This situation is known as a "tail light warranty" because the warranty vanishes as soon as their tail lights disappear from view. By choosing a local roofing contractor, you can avoid these risks and ensure you receive a high-quality, warrantied service.

What to look for in a local roofing contractor

When choosing a local roofing contractor, there are several factors you should consider to ensure you're working with a reliable and experienced professional. These include:

Is the roofing contractor licensed, bonded, and insured?

Before hiring a roofing contractor, it's essential to verify that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Licensing shows that the contractor has met the necessary requirements to operate legally in your area. Bonding provides financial protection in case the contractor fails to complete the project or meet their contractual obligations. Insurance coverage, including both workers' compensation and general liability insurance, protects you from potential liabilities related to accidents, injuries, or property damage that may occur during the project.

Yes, TQR Roofing is licensed, bonded, and insured.

How long has the roofing contractor been in business?

A contractor's experience and longevity in the industry can be an excellent indicator of their reliability and expertise. A roofing contractor with a long-standing presence in your area is more likely to understand the local climate and weather conditions, have a track record of successful projects, and be committed to maintaining a positive reputation within the community.

TQR Roofing has been in business for over 40 years, since 1992.

Does the roofing contractor offer warranties on their workmanship?

Warranties on both materials and labor are essential when selecting a roofing contractor. These guarantees provide you with peace of mind that the contractor will stand behind their work and address any issues that may arise after the project's completion. Be sure to inquire about the specific warranty terms and conditions offered by the contractor, including the duration of the warranty and what it covers.

TQR Roofing offers a warranty. Contact us for details.

Is the roofing contractor certified by shingle manufacturers?

Roofing contractors who are certified by shingle manufacturers have undergone specialized training and have demonstrated expertise in installing and maintaining specific products. These certifications can be an added layer of protection for your investment, as they often come with extended warranties on materials and labor. Be sure to ask the contractor about their certifications and the potential benefits they can provide.

Yes, TQR Roofing is certified by CertainTeed.

Is the owner of the roofing company available to customers?

Working with a roofing contractor where the owner is accessible and involved in the project can result in more effective communication, better collaboration, and a higher level of customer satisfaction. A company owner who is invested in their customers' experiences demonstrates a commitment to quality and accountability, which can lead to a more successful project outcome.

Yes, call TQR Roofing anytime at 410-844-3111 and ask for Dino!

Does the roofing contractor have positive reviews?

Before hiring a local roofing contractor, take the time to read online reviews and testimonials from previous clients. These can provide valuable insights into the contractor's reputation, the quality of their work, and their level of customer service. Look for contractors with a majority of positive reviews and consider reaching out to their past clients for additional feedback.

Yes, visit TQR Roofing's Google page to see 5-star reviews.


In conclusion, the importance of selecting a local roofing contractor like TQR Roofing cannot be overstated. A local contractor provides invaluable knowledge of regional building codes, climatic conditions, and compliance with state regulations, ensuring a properly installed and maintained roof. Additionally, hiring a local company guarantees easy accessibility and reliable, personalized service that out-of-state companies simply cannot offer. By choosing TQR Roofing, you are investing in a dependable, high-quality roofing solution, backed by a team of professionals committed to your satisfaction. Trust your roofing needs to a local expert who understands your community, values long-lasting relationships, and prioritizes your peace of mind.

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