Finding The Best Roofers Near You

Are you looking to hire the best Kansas City roofers? It is incredibly important that a roof is installed in a workmanlike manner for it to last throughout the varied weather that the Midwest experiences during the different seasons. Without a proper installation or repair, you risk getting moisture in your home through roof leaks or, if you are really unlucky, large amounts of water causing extensive damage. In addition, the work must be of finished using high-quality material no matter how competently the roof is laid; otherwise, the roof will not last.

So to be on the safe side, you should hire someone knowledgeable in the fields of construction and roofing. A professional roofer knows exactly which material is best suited for a given home, which methods are best to use, and of course also how to put it in a safe and sustainable way. It can be a commercial  or residential roofer depending on the job. Just make sure you get a qualified expert roofing co to handle your roof damage.

If you happen to live in the Kansas City MO area or the immediately surrounding areas, then you need to look no further than Armor Roofing LLC. Our company is the premier roofing company in the area and is dedicated to putting the customer first. Our Kansas City roofing company provides thorough roof inspections at no cost to you. We are HAAG Certified Inspectors who have seen plenty of residential roofs and commercial roofs in the area over the years. If there is an issue that needs fixing we will bring that to your attention and will give you recommendations as to the best way to correct the issue. We will give you a no obligation quote on any potential work at no cost as well.

Shawn Obermann Kansas City Roofer Fox 4 News

If you do decide to work with us, you can be assured that your job will be handled in the most professional manner. It is important to us to make sure we use the proper quality materials for any job. The last thing we want is for you to have to deal with a patch job in a couple of years because the job was not done right the first time. We are so confident in our work that we offer at least a five-year warranty on both materials and labor on any job we do. Depending on the materials you chose, that warranty can extend much longer. For example, we offer lifetime warranties on the labor to put up lifetime roofing materials.

These are some of the many reasons that our company is highly regarded in the area. Shawn Obermann, the founder of Armor Roofing LLC, has been featured on Fox 4 Local News and ABC World News to discuss various roofing topics. We have been in business for over 23 years serving the Kansas City area, and currently, maintain a perfect A+ rating with the local Better Business Bureau. If head over to various online sites where customers can post reviews such as Google Places, Facebook, and Yellow Pages, you will see that we have tons of satisfied customers leaving us with five-star reviews.

The choice is yours. Give us a call today for a free roof inspection. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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For those of you that do not live in our service zone, we can offer you a few more tips in finding the right roofer for the job in your area.

What To Consider When You Hire A Roofer

It is important to choose a roofer that you feel comfortable with and that you trust to do a good job on your roof repairs. If you cannot get along with a roofing company representative from the beginning, there is the risk of complications later on. A good relationship is essential for both parties.

Beware Of Lowest Cost Providers

While it is important to get the best value for your home, the cheapest supplier is not always best. So, it might actually be worth investing a little extra to make sure you get a team on board that will do the job right the first time. Otherwise, you might find yourself needing to repair a poorly done roof a few years later. More importantly, you might not even get shoddy work covered by your insurance company, forcing you to eat the entire cost of the repair yourself.

It might not even be the shoddy work itself that causes you to lose the insurance claim. Some unethical providers are so desperate for work that they will actually create damage on a roof themselves when inspecting a roof so that they can get the job. They might use a nail and hammer to try to simulate hail damage, and then tell you it needs to be fixed and your insurance should cover. The big problem is that insurance claims adjusters are more clever than that. They have been in this business a long time and should be able to tell the difference between real storm damage and fake damage done to a roof to get a job. When they see the artificial damage, the first thing they are going to do is deny the claim since there was no real storm damage, to begin with. Again, who has to eat the cost of the repair in such circumstances? Most likely you, especially if the roofing company strategically skipped town after the inspector came by.

This brings up another problem with the lowest cost providers, particularly in this area. Many people work as part of “storm teams” that follow from town to town after a large storm rolls through the area looking for hail damage. It is not unusual to have a local or two in each area to tie up a job while their team gets there. Then they come and do the job and often move on to the next town. They might even require that you put up a big chunk of cash upfront. Then once they get the cash they have to do the job and leave in the middle of the job and you might be stuck trying to reach them through a PO Box. You might not hear from them again or even know how to get a hold of them since they are out of state operators. The low-cost quote they gave you up front ended up being too good to be true because they had no intent of finishing the job right!

Think this does not really happen? Well, Fox 4 actually interviewed our CEO several years back about this exact phenomenon in our area in a segment on how several local residents lost money by going with out of state operators. You can watch that video below:

Check Better Business Bureau Ratings

To find out if your roofer possesses sufficient expertise, check the Better Business Bureau and find out how long they have been in business before you hire them to do roof repairs. Businesses that have a consistent history going back decades will typically know what they are doing. Also look to see what complaints have been filed and what the overall Better Business Bureau rating is. You can also ask any roofer you deal with for references from previous work and ensure his or her experience in the industry.

For example, at Armor Roofing Inc. we have been in the business of roofing for three decades and have been registered with the BBB since 1993. We have a perfect A+ rating with the BBB due to our commitment to putting customers’ needs first. It is also the reason we have extensive lists of positive testimonials all over the internet. Of course, we can provide references from previous roofing projects on request as we have tons of roofs installed in the area. In addition to offering residential roofing solutions, we do commercial buildings for business owners, home improvements, siding windows and home exteriors.  You cannot find a better roofing contractor to finish your job.

Be Sure to Check Online Reviews

Another great resource that has come into prominence of the last decade or so are online review sites. Some of the best are Google Places, Yellow Pages, and Facebook.  On these sites, anyone can write in and give their opinion on the service they received from a product or service vendor. You can learn real time from other people’s experiences.

There are several things to look for. The first is the overall rating. This is an indication of the number of positive reviews versus negative reviews. It is really hard to have a perfect rating because there are certain people who just like to complain and start fights online. However, if the number of positive ratings swamps the negative reviews, you can pretty much write off the negative reviews as aberrations. Ideally, you want to find a roofer with an overall star rating that is between 4.7 and 5.0. A top rated company is essential if hiring a Kansas City roofing contractor.

Additionally, you want to make sure that the provider actually has reviews online and that the reviews are recent. If there are no reviews, then the company might be new or might not do that many jobs in the area. Moreover, maybe their customers do not feel so enthralled with their service versus their expectations to even leave a good review. If there is not a lot of recent activity it could also indicate that there has been a change of management or other changes to the business; therefore the old reviews might not accurately represent what you might expect to get if you call them today.  You also want to know what types of roofing materials these roofing contractors in Kansas City have experience with.  Do they work with TPO roofing, wood shake, metal roofing, asphalt shingles, and energy efficient roofing systems?  Also be sure they are licensed and insured.

Reference Checks

It is important also to ask any roofer that you are potentially going to do business with for a list of references that you can call and check. If you hire an employee, you no doubt will ask for references. In the same vein, you should do the same for any large contracting service you are going to lay out a lot of money for.

It is not just enough to get the references. You actually need to call them and verify that they were satisfied with the job. Ask probing questions because often people will not proactively bring up issues since a lot of people go by the philosophy, “If you have nothing nice to say, do not say anything!” Here are some questions you could consider asking:
-Was the service provider was on time?
-Was the job completed on time?
-How long ago was the job done?
-Did they use quality roofing materials?
-Were they accessible?
-Did they or anyone else have to come back and redo the job?
-Have they used anyone else before and how did that experience compare? If they switched roofers, why?
-Did they have any issues getting the claim paid for?
-What was the one thing they liked best about the experience?
-What was the one thing they wished the roofer did better?

Finally, ask if you can get a better look at the workmanship to see if they actually did a good job. It might be a good idea to take a good pair of binoculars with you if you are not used to climbing up on a house to inspect it from a distance. The last thing you want to do is take a big fall when scoping out a roof job. Generally speaking, the best references will be those in the area where the roof has been up a long time and they have not had any issues with the roof since the job was done.  That is a sign of quality roofing.

A List of Roofing Contractors Near Me

If you are looking for roofers near you and other roofing contractors in Kansas City, then you should be able to find them on the map below. If you live in Kansas City, we suggest you give us a call at Armor Roofing to get an honest assessment of your roof.

Note that we have also have locations Gladstone, Independence, and Springfield.  We also service all around the Kansas City metro area such as Overland Park, Platte City, Pleasant Hill, Blue Springs, Prairie Village, Grain Valley,

Looking For Roofers Near You? Contact Armor Roofing Today

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the roof project: Do you need to replace the roof or is a repair sufficient? What type of roof suits you best from a practical, aesthetic, and economic point of view?  We will inspect your roof at no charge. To ask us costs nothing! We provide free estimates. Please look through our reference pictures from previous projects to get a better picture of how we work and what results you can expect if you hire Armor Roofing.

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