How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

If it’s finally time for your roof to get the extra attention that it undoubtedly needs, you could be wondering which roofing contractor you should choose. You’ve had one roofing contractor in the back of your mind for some time. Maybe now is the time to give them a shot, but what types of special qualifications should the company possess?


Take a look at their website to see which areas they service, and to check to see if your town falls in their service area. At Yellowhammer Roofing, we cover Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Madison, Athens and Decatur, Alabama.

When you work with local companies, you have the opportunity to give back to your community, where jobs can be created and sustained, and money is usually put into the right places.

Hometown roofers will be masters of your area’s weather and will know what products work best on your roof for the area’s climate. Because they live near you, their roof will experience the same weather as yours, so they can give your roof the best treatment while thinking of it as their own.

Read Reviews and Ask Around

There is a possibility that your friends and neighbors have worked with the roofing team you plan to hire. Ask questions about friendliness, cleanliness, and work ethic before you make your choice.

Online reviews can usually be trusted as liable information; and can be taken into consideration. Good or bad, reviews can tell a lot about the way the roofing company treats their customers and workers. Know what you want so you can get exactly that out of the roofing contractor that you choose.


Your roofing contractor should at least have liability insurance and workman’s compensation for their team. Being insured means being covered and protected against whatever happens during the entirety of the roofing process.

Be Knowledgeable about Storm Chasers

If the reason that you are looking for a roofing contractor is because you have been recently hit by a heavy storm, realize that your area will be crawling with storm chasers. Storm chasers are phoney roofing contractors who travel the states going from town after town, following the storms. These “roofing contractors” will pressure you to sign on with them, take your money, start the work on your house, and then flee to the next storm, leaving with your money, your roof exposed, and the work incomplete.

Call Yellowhammer Roofing to discuss our qualifications, certifications, and past experience.

Read: When Is It Time For a Roof Inspection?