In the modern age of the internet, finding and accessing information about local roofing businesses has never been easier. From Yelp reviews to Angie’s List recommendations, homeowners and business owners now have the ability to thoroughly vet a roofer’s reputation and certifications before they choose to hire them. Unfortunately, this same technology along with certain search engine-manipulating tactics have allowed scammers and less-than-reputable roofing companies to gain more exposure online. Any roofer can create a fancy website and paint a picture in their customer’s minds as being trustworthy. But how exactly can you know for sure if a roofer’s online reputation is legitimate?
When choosing for a roofer online, be sure to look for the following qualities:
- Years of experience: Back in the day, the best way to find a good contractor would be to get your hands on a five-year-old copy of the Yellow Pages and pick the company that was still in business. As primitive as this sounds, the principle behind it still has merit. A roofer’s expertise is often best reflected by their years of experience. The longer a roofer has been in business, the more likely they are to provide quality work.
- Realistic-looking reviews: See a roofer with 50+ five-star reviews and zero negative feedback from customers? Chances are good these reviews are fake. Even the best roofers sometimes receive less-than-perfect scores on customer surveys. If a company’s reviews are all posted at the same time, include few details, are very short, or contain very little information about the reviewers themselves, you may want to look elsewhere.
- Professional licensing and memberships: Possibly the most important quality to look for in a roofing company is current and valid licensing with their state or local construction bureau, such as the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). Other indicators of quality include accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and membership with local and national roofing groups like the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA).
Lyons Roofing – Setting the Standard in Quality Since 1993
At Lyons Roofing, our licensed, bonded, and insured roofing professionals have provided superior roofing repairs, installations, and upgrades to commercial and residential clients throughout Phoenix and Tucson for more than 20 years. Backed by countless positive client testimonials and having been recognized by SCF™ Arizona for our dedication to safety, we are your go-to team for all your roofing needs.Contact us online today to schedule an estimate!