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WRITTEN BY The Embry's Team 5 minutes READ

If you’re looking for a roofer in the United States, you could find one without even trying. According to statistics, there are over 134,365 roofers out there. 

But those statistics don’t tell you how many of these roofers are good and where the good ones are at. It would be nice if they did tell you this. Then you wouldn’t have to spend so much time finding the best roof repair services in your area. 

Still, the whole search process might not be as difficult as you may think. Your search should be much easier once you check out these tips for finding the best roofers. Read on! 

When to Get Roof Repairs 

Yes, you’ll know you need roof repair if your office, store, etc. becomes a swimming pool. But you should be able to spot some common roof problems before things get this bad.

The problem is that many roof issues are tough to spot. Try keeping an eye out for the following issues: 

  • Broken or missing tiles, shingles, etc. 
  • Unexplained high energy bills 
  • Sagging areas on your roof 
  • Mold or moss growth on your roof 
  • Mold or moss growth in your house 
  • Water stains on the ceiling 
  • Sunlight shining through the roof 

Ways to Find the Best Roof Repair Contractor

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Luckily, things aren’t like the olden days. Before then, pretty much all you had was a phone book and a prayer. These days you have the internet and it can help you find the right roofers in so many ways. 

Get Recommendations 

You can gather roofing contractor info from your local friends and relatives. They’ve likely dealt with roof issues and had to hire a roofing contractor to repair your roof damages. Ask about the roofers they’ve used and what their experience with them was. 

Try the Internet 

Of course, this may not be a great solution if you don’t know a lot of people in the area. We’re not judging you; we get that this situation happens a lot. For people in isolated situations, we recommend using the internet. 

Go on social media and join the subgroups themed after your local area. Even the smallest towns or cities have at least one. You can then ask the folks on there for roofing service recommendations. 

Disregard Fake Reviews

Okay, so here’s the thing. Customer reviews can offer you great info when they’re real. When the reviews are fake, they don’t give you much of anything. 

Yes, it happens. There are entire companies out there dedicated to giving companies tons of fake reviews. Some companies will make tons of fake reviews themselves. 

Spotting Fake Reviews 

Make sure you don’t get swayed by these fake reviews. You need to research some ways to spot fake reviews. You can then separate fake reviews from real reviews and get the information that you need. 

To get you started, here are some tips: 

  • One to five-word reviews are usually fake 
  • Fake reviews often have bad grammar
  • Don’t rely on the star rating alone 
  • Check if the reviewers are real 
  • Look for strange bursts of reviews  

Find Local Roof Repair Services 

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The reviews and recommendations should have given you a good shortlist by now. At this point, you need to start visiting the websites of these different companies. Once you do, there are some particular details you need to find. 

One of these is how local each of the roofing companies you’re considering is. You must choose a long-standing local company. Here’s why. 

Knowledge of the Climate 

Is your area rainy or sunny most of the time? You and other locals should know that information. People who are from out of town won’t know this. 

Roofers with local climate knowledge will know how to prepare local roofs for any incoming weather. They’ll have the best recommendations for roof shapes, material types, etc. 

Knowledge of Local Roofs 

Repairing a roof in Indiana isn’t the same as repairing a roof in Florida. And roofs can differ from city to city as well. The same few construction companies likely built all the roofs in certain areas and used similar roofing materials each time. 

Local roofers will have the most knowledge of these specific roofing materials. They will have worked with these materials the most and know their strengths and weaknesses. They may even know where to get the specific materials. 

Love From the Locals 

There is no way that a local company can last for decades and not have the trust of the locals. Think about it. Any roofing companies that move into an area and offer bad services shouldn’t last more than a few years. 

If a customer receives bad service, they will not get service there again. They will also warn people that they know about the terrible services. Eventually, no customers will use the roofing repair service and it will fold. 

Get Licensed Roofers 

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Finally, you should use a roofing service that has licensed roofers. It may or may not be legal in your area for roofers to work without a license. But you should use licensed roofers regardless of the law. 

Licenses Prove Worth 

To get a license, roofers have to have worked for a certain number of years. They also have to have a certain level of knowledge. To prove this knowledge, the roofers will take tests created by a governing group of roofers. 

So a licensed roofer is a good roofer. End of story! 

Local Indiana Roof Repair 

Just follow these four steps and you’ll be that much closer to getting a high-quality roof repair. Once you do, you should feel certain that the roof over your head will keep you protected. Good luck with your search! 

Also, are you in Indiana? If so, consider trying our local roof repair services. Embry’s Roofing has been in the area for over 45 years, so you know the locals approve of us. 

Call the number at the bottom of this page to get a free roofing estimate. 


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