Roofing Companies Austin
Welcome to our website. Searching through the dozens of roofing companies Austin has to offer? We know it is difficult to know whether or not you are choosing the right company. It seems like it is difficult to choose the right company no matter the type of service needed. Therefore we have done our very best to provide as much information as possible to you about our company. This article discusses some of the ways we try to help our customers pick one of the better roofing companies Austin has to offer. If you would rather just receive an estimate and do not want to read further, call us. Additionally, you can fill out the contact form on our website.
Doing Your Due Diligence
Our company has an outstanding reputation. We try to provide potential customers with links to sites where customers have reviewed us. Transparency is something in which we are strong advocates. We are not the only reputable roofing company in Austin. Therefore, we do our best to educate Austin residents on ways to differentiate the good roofing companies from the bad. Below we will discuss some of the warning signals that will help you avoid the bad companies. Most of all, it is imperative to be informed enough to avoid the bad roofing companies Austin area has.
Do they have reviews?
As a consumer, it is important that you become savvy when it comes to online reviews. Because, you need to be able to distinguish a real review from a fake review. You might ask yourself, “what do you mean when you say a fake review?” We will explain. Unfortunately not all online reviews are written by real customers. There are roofing companies that have written their own reviews. Futhermore they may have even had friends, family members, or employees write positive reviews.
Marketing company reviews
Most noteworthy are the reviews written by marketing companies. This is something that used to be quite common and some of those old reviews still linger on many company profiles. Those reviews can easily mislead even savvy consumers. How can you tell if it is written by a marketing agency and exclude these false reviews from your decision making process? Here are a couple of steps that will help you identify reviews written by marketing agencies. First of all, click on a reviewers name to look at their review history. Secondly look at the cities and dates in which the reviews were written. When a reviewer has written reviews for service based companies all across the United States, it is likely the reviewer is not real.
You will see instances like a review for a carpet cleaning company in Sheboygan one day and a tree service in Tucson the next. Could this person be using dozens of service companies all over the US within a couple of weeks? Sure, but it is highly unlikely. Another thing you should take into consideration is number of reviews the reviewer has written. If a reviewer’s profile reflects they have written dozens of reviews it conveys more credibility than a person that has only one review. Reputable online review sites always take a revieweres number of reviews into consideration. That is a great segway to our next section.
Some review sites are more credible than others
A review is only as good as the review filters of the site. What do we mean by that statement? Search engines, directories and social media sites all have built-in review filters. These filters are designed to be able to differentiate the real reviews from fake reviews. The stronger a review site’s filters are, the more likely the reviews within the site are trustworthy. Most people are surprised to find out that a good percentage of the reviews they read are pure fiction. The most popular social media site in the world just so happens to have no real review filters. Furthermore, the largest search engine in the world does not have the strongest review filters. Yelp has some of the strongest review filters online. You should always check Yelp when looking for roofing companies Austin. Our roofing company has always maintained an outstanding reputation on all online resources.
Is the roofing company local?
It is important to hire a local roofing companies Austin. First of all we all know it is important to keep money in our local community. Secondly hiring a company that is not local can have some serious repercussions. The following paragraphs discuss the consequences of hiring roofing companies that are not local.
Don’t hire a roofing company that may vanish
Let’s just say you hire a roofing company because they have a great price. Then the first rain comes. Your roof starts to leak. You do what any person would naturally do, you call the roofing company that just installed your new roof. The roofing company then gives you a list of reasons they cannot come back out to your home immediately. Finally they will likely stop taking your calls entirely. This could be a good sign that they are not a local roofing company.
The storm chasing roofing companies
Why would a roofing company that is not located in Austin do business in Austin? There are many reasons. One of the main reasons out of town roofing companies come to Austin is inclement weather. Hail is one of the leading reasons roofing companies will leave popular metros like Dallas and come to Austin. Whenever a hail storm hits Austin, roofing companies from all over the state flock to Austin. Now we are sure there are some great roofing companies that come from out of town. However, there are also predatory roofing companies. These opportunistic companies will use hail storm damage as an opportunity to take advantage of Austin property owners. Even the BBB and Angieslist have in depth articles discussing problems with roofers after hail storms.
Ask for the roofing companies license and insurance as well. Make sure the roofing company has workers comp insurance. You should probably ask for a copy of their drivers license as well so you can make sure they are local. If you cannot get a copy of their drivers license, observe the license plate of the work vehicle. If the license is not from a nearby county it is likely they are not a local company. We will discuss storm chasing roofing companies more in depth in some of our other articles.
Contact us before making your decision
In conclusion, you should spend an ample amount of time doing research. There are plenty of great roofing companies Austin. Take some extra time to find who you think is the best roofing company in Austin. Do not fall into the hands of a bad roofing company. We know that you will see our company is one of the best roofing companies Austin has to offer. Call us to schedule an appointment for an estimate. Our company, HD Roofing and Repairs looks forward to working with you.