Best Scottsdale Roofing Contractor Company
If you are looking for a Scottsdale roofer for your residential roof repair, tile roof replacement, shingle installation, or flat roofing project, here are five tips to help you hire the best roofing company in all of eastern Maricopa.
Tip #1: Hire only a top-reviewed Scottsdale roofer
Roofing companies in Scottsdale might all claim to have the best service, but rather than listen to what these companies say about themselves, you should ask “What do their customers say about them?” A long list of past customers who will rave about the Scottsdale roofing contractor you are evaluating is a good sign that they may be a quality roofing company. Conversely, a lack of positive reviews or previous experience is an indicator you should keep looking.
With social media and a high number of online reviews from sites like Yelp and HomeAdvisor, it is easy to discover a roofing company’s reputation starting with whether the company has any reviews. You may be surprised at how many local roofers claim to be “highly praised” when an online search reveals them to be virtually unheard of.
The roof on your home is the most important part of the entire structure and everything inside it. After all, it protects more than just your household. It keeps you and your family safe while also securing your most important possessions. Proper insulation in the roof ensures your living spaces are comfortable throughout the year, whether it’s monsoon season or a chilly winter night. When hiring a roofer for your upcoming project, it’s essential to check as many online reviews as you can find. A quality roof contracting company should have referrals from previous customers, ideally in the Scottsdale area.
Scottsdale roofing contractors who consistently offer excellent service will earn a good reputation and be proud to talk about it, so look for it. But what is behind a good reputation, and what does it take to earn solid reviews, customer after customer?
How a Scottsdale roofing contractor can earn a stellar reputation.
Roofing is not an easy job, especially in the hot climate of Arizona. It’s not enough to do a good job on just a few roofs. But if you find a roofing contractor with more than 200 positive reviews, you can assume that they will perform at the top of their game on your project. A roofing contractor like Scottsdale Express Roofing can only earn their reputation through hard work, commitment, and unparalleled professionalism.
When searching for a new roof installation company in Scottsdale, here are a few qualities to look for:
- Provides transparent quotes
- Works within your budget
- Establishes clear expectations for the amount of work and time needed to complete your project
- Arrives on time and prepared with all necessary materials
- Communicates effectively regarding any changes to the project
- Cleans up the work site thoroughly after the job is completed
Tips for uncovering a roofing contractors reputation
A Scottsdale roofing company’s reputation is not what they say about themselves, but rather what their customers say about them. There are several ways to discover what previous customers have to say about the local roofing company you may be considering.
A customer referral is an even better credential than an online review because, unlike reviews, a referral is an actual person you can talk to. Few testaments speak more highly about a company than a personal interaction detailing positive experiences and satisfaction. If your neighbor recently hired a contractor for their roof replacement, ask them whether they’d hire the same company a second time. Their answer will tell you everything you need to know about next moves regarding the company. When you select a local Scottsdale roofing company that was referred to you by a friend or family member, you will feel more confident that they can provide a reliable, valuable service since they’ve already proven their competence to someone you trust.
A roofing contractor’s reputation is earned through their hard work, high quality performance, and commitment to delivering results. As a customer, you have the right to know that your home’s new roof will be long-lasting and worth the investment. At Express Roofing Scottsdale, we are committed to providing reputable residential and commercial roofing services to Scottsdale and the surrounding Arizona area. Our reviews, customer referrals, and A+ BBB rating all reinforce our assertion of being the best. Contact our Scottsdale roofing office to receive a free estimate and free drone inspection of your roof. Call 480-226-4245 to get started today.
Few roofing contractors and roof repair companies are able to achieve the Better Business Bureau’s coveted A+ rating, which is why when you find one, you can be assured that you are working with the best in Scottsdale Arizona. Express Roofing is proud of our top BBB rating and we are 100% committed to retaining it. The Better Business Bureau is an excellent resource to help you find and discover hidden customer complaints or dishonest company practices. If you are unable to find a good review online or receive a referral from a friend, use the BBB to find roofing contractors with great ratings, ideally an ‘A+ rating’ is what you want.
Search Google for customer reviews that are specific and detailed, be cautious of those that are vague or overly descriptive. Homeowners are often surprised to learn that fake reviews are possible to obtain, but like fake news, with a little training, it’s not too hard to tell a real review from a fake one.
First, consider whether the profile of the person giving the review makes sense for someone living in Scottsdale Arizona. If their profile is incomplete or seems to indicate that they live in an entirely different area, you may want to be suspicious.
Second, if the review is too vague or overly descriptive, this too can raise a flag. Finally, if the business received all their reviews within a short window of time, this too could indicate that most or all are fake since a “review service” will commonly post all reviews at once or over a similar period of time.
Tip #2: Only use a Scottsdale roofing contractor who offers the highest quality materials.
Express Roofing Scottsdale knows a thing or two about the heat and effects of the sun on your tile, shingle, or flat roof. The intense sunshine beating down on your roof day after day, along with the monsoon rain and wind that we receive in the summer months can cause a residential or commercial building’s roofing to take a beating. A roof is meant to offer protection and keep its occupants safe and dry, but this means roofs take a beating from the outdoor elements.
Even the best roofing service company in Scottsdale, AZ, cannot provide their customers with a reliable roof if they are using low-quality products. The end product of every roofing project comes down to the quality of materials used by the roofing company. The materials used to construct a roof play an important role in determining how long the roof will actually last, or how long the roof “lifespan” will be.
In order to ensure your roof will retain a long lifespan and period of protection, it’s imperative to choose a roofing contractor who only uses the best quality roofing materials.
In the event that you already have two layers of roofing material in place—this is most common with shingles—it’s important to know that building codes require stripping the roof down to the sheathing. Installing the heavier laminated shingles over even a single layer may over-stress important structural parts of your home’s roof. For this reason, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty for the new roofing material under consideration. You want to be sure this warranty covers double applications. Another reason to consider complete removal of the old roof before re-roofing is to check for decay and degradation; when you strip off the second layer of shingles, you will be able to check for rot, water damage, or insect infestation. Whenever a new roof is installed—or if old shingles are being removed—you’ll need new underlayment to create a strong moisture barrier between the roofing and the wood sheathing.
Quality roofing products matter.
A roof is arguably the most integral part of your home or business because it is the first line of defense against weather and exterior elements. Thus, using quality roofing materials increases the likelihood of protecting your investment. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting a new roof system. For many, cost and durability are at the top of the list but aesthetics and architectural style can be equally important too.
Asphalt shingles make up an overwhelming share of the steep-slope roofing market and can be reinforced with organic or fiberglass materials. Although asphalt shingles reinforced with organic felts have been around much longer, fiberglass-reinforced products now dominate the market. Organic shingles are comprised of a cellulose-fiber base (obtained from trees and bark) that has been saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules for weight, traction, and appearance.
Meanwhile, fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules similar to those of asphalt shingles. The fire-resistant ability of fiberglass shingles, like most other roofing materials, are categorized by Class A, B or C. Class A signifies the most fire resistance; Classes B and C denote less fire resistance. In general, fiberglass shingles will have a Class A fire rating, while organic asphalt shingles come with a Class C rating.
A shingle’s reinforcement has little effect on its appearance. Organic and fiberglass products are available in laminated (architectural) grades that offer a textured appearance. Zinc or copper-coated ceramic granules also can be applied to organic or fiberglass products to protect against algae attack, and both shingles types are available in a cross section of colors.
Regardless of their type of reinforcement or appearance, asphalt shingles’ physical characteristics vary significantly. When installing asphalt shingles, NRCA recommends the use of shingles that comply with American Society for Testing and Materials standards for organic shingles and fiberglass shingles.
Shingles are a popular choice for those considering a new roof installation because they are strong, long-lasting, easy to install, available in a variety of colors, and equipped with tremendous fire-retardant capabilities. At Express Roofing, we install a number of industry-leading shingle manufacturers including:
GAF is the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products in the US which make them an excellent choice for your Scottsdale roofing project. GAF shingles are manufactured using the latest roofing technology and are available in a wide range of colors and design textures.
At Express Roofing Scottsdale we like TAMKO shingle products for the value because they are high quality and affordable. For more than 70 years, TAMKO has been building roofing options for residential and commercial properties.
Owens Corning has dominated the insulation industry and their excellent reputation applies to their roofing shingles, as well. Owens Corning shingles are preferred by many roofing contractors who are looking for quality, long-lasting shingles. These shingles are a popular choice for Scottsdale AZ homeowners due to their quality, color options, durability, and warranty.
Malarkey roofing products guarantee a high-quality shingle that is appealing and budget-friendly. Malarkey shingles have been offering practical solutions for commercial and residential roofing since 1956! With their Secure Choice Roofing Systems, homeowners can get a tough, durable, and appealing roof that will add years of curb appeal to their property in Scottsdale Arizona.
Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass sandwiched between ceramic and asphalt, they are relatively light and easy to install, and are a good choice if you are on a budget. Asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years or more though they are vulnerable to high winds. The two most common types are Laminated shingles, also known as “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles, which are layered. Their thickness and depth make them appear more like wood shakes or slates. While three-tab asphalt shingles, are made in a single layer and are flatter and thinner than laminated shingles.
Tiles are a common choice for residential roofing products in Scottsdale and across the state of Arizona as they are considered to be the most durable and long lasting roofing material available. Living in a hot and arid region like Scottsdale, AZ, makes tile roofing that is ENERGY STAR rated perfect for Scottsdale Arizona homeowners, which means a naturally cooler roof will aid in reducing home energy (cooling costs). At Express Roofing Scottsdale, we only use the best quality roofing tiles for our customers.
Clay tile or concrete tile is an extremely durable roofing material. Spanish or Mission style round-topped tiles are used widely in Arizona while flat roof styles are available to create the classic French and English look. As with other roofing materials, tile is available in a variety of colors and finishes. If you are replacing another type of roof system with tile, be sure to verify that the structure can support the load.
Check out some of the roofing tile manufacturers we have partnered with:
With numerous styles to choose from, and given their ultra-high energy efficiency, Eagle Roofing is a popular choice for homeowners in Scottsdale. Eagle Roofing tiles are a durable, long-lasting, modern, and affordable roofing option that will increase the curb appeal of your Scottsdale home. Eagle Roofing is a leader in green manufacturing, using recycled materials in the manufacturing process.
Boral concrete roof tiles are manufactured using an extrusion process, which gives their tiles strength and durability that is preferred by many roofing contractors. Boral offers multiple styles of concrete roofing tiles, and Boral roofing shingles are installed on homes and businesses in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona.
Tiles provide long-term performance & value
It’s well known that tiles have the longest track record of performance compared to other roofing materials including asphalt shingles. Tiles provide a natural water draining and ventilation feature and their higher weight and strength allows them to easily meet the anticipated loads of today’s design requirements.
Roof tiles are available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. With modern innovations, concrete and clay roof tile vendors are able to produce tile designs that suit any architectural style including flat or round, simulate wood shakes; tiles can even replicate centuries-old roofing materials if a specific period look is required. Tiles are made from natural materials where the color and mixture of the clay combined with iron oxide pigments make them extremely durable. Tiles can experience a degree of color softening over time, however, this occurs to a much lesser degree than with other roofing materials.
Clay and concrete tile roofs, because of the long lifespan of the materials, make it one of the most cost-effective choices. All roofing systems require maintenance, but under normal conditions, a tile roof will require minimal maintenance restricted primarily to gutters, protrusion flashings, and roof vents. Compared with other roofing systems where maintenance could include coating, painting, cleaning, and sealing the roof surface.
We are committed to customer satisfaction, which is why we only carry roofing products from manufacturers who are known for their quality roofing products. When you hire Express Roofing for your Scottsdale roofing installation project, you can rest assured that you will be getting some of the highest-quality roofing materials on the market. We are confident that our selection of high-quality roofing materials will suit your preferences, whether residential or commercial.
Ready to learn how Express Roofing in Scottsdale can help you? Call 480-226-4245 today for a free quote.
Don’t forget ventilation! A critical factor in roof system durability is proper ventilation. Without it, heat and moisture will build-up and cause rafters and sheathing to break down, shingles to buckle and decay prematurely, and insulation to lose its effectiveness.
Therefore, it is important never to block off roof ventilation vents, such as louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, even in the winter. Proper attic ventilation will help prevent structural damage caused by moisture, increase roofing material life, reduce energy consumption and enhance the comfort level of rooms situated below the attic. An ideal attic will have:
- A gap-free layer of insulation on the attic floor.
- A vapor barrier under the insulation and next to the ceiling.
- Open, unrestricted and vented space to allow air to pass in and out of the attic freely.
- A minimum of one inch between the insulation material and roof sheathing materials.
Buying a new roof system is an important investment; all Scottsdale roofing contractors are not alike which is why you will want to prequalify the roofers you are considering to ensure that they will get the job done right the first time. The following guidelines are a good place to begin:
- Check for a permanent place of business, telephone number, tax ID number, and business license. Asking to see proof of insurance is also something you may want to do. Don’t hesitate to ask a roofing contractor for proof of insurance. Upon seeing copies of liability coverage and workers’ compensation certificates, make sure the policies are in effect through the duration of the job. If a Scottsdale roofing company is not properly insured, you could be liable for accidents that occur on your property.
- Check to see if the roofing contractor that you are considering is properly licensed and bonded in Arizona.
- All professional roofing contractor company’s operating in Scottsdale should be able to provide current financial information about the company. It’s not inappropriate to request proof of financial stability. If your company is offended, you may need to probe more to see what they are trying to hide.
- Look for a company with a proven track record including a list of completed projects and customer references with public reviews.
- Insist on a detailed, written proposal and examine it for complete descriptions of the work and specifications, including starting and completion dates and payment timelines and procedures. As much as you may feel comfortable with the principal of the company you plan to hire for your project, mitigate any possible issues down the road by getting everything you agree to in writing.
- Have the roofing contractor company list the specific roofing material manufacturers that they are licensed or authorized to install. Most roof systems require special application expertise to achieve lasting quality and you want to be sure that the company performing your installation is recognized by the vendor so that you will not have any warranty issues later.
- Have the contractor explain their project supervision and quality-control procedures and ask if they are a member of any regional or national industry associations. As an extra measure, you may want to call the Scottsdale Better Business Bureau to check for possible complaints that may have been filed.
- We all know that you get what you pay for, yet, it’s tempting to assume that the service and materials quality will be uniform across all roofing companies. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case which is why you will want to keep a healthy skepticism about the lowest bid that you receive, especially if it’s more than 5% less than the average for the same exact schedule of materials and labor. Price is only one criteria that you should use when selecting a roofing contractor in Scottsdale.
Tip #3: Choose a Scottsdale licensed roofing contractor with the highest quality standards.
A new roof is a significant investment. Scottsdale homeowners cannot afford to choose the wrong roofing services company. The roofing business is getting crowded by home improvement companies who see an opportunity, a fact which is making it harder to identify professional roofers who will work to the standard of excellence that you desire. Express Roofing Scottsdale has been in business for more than 20 years, and through that time, we’ve resisted the temptation to grow by doing the least work possible in order to maximize profits.
Finding a roofing company near me in Scottsdale Arizona that has the integrity and standards you should expect for your project will take some effort as you interview different companies. Some roofing contractors will claim that their business adheres to the highest standards while actually delivering less than the standard practice dictates. Following are three approaches to help you identify a local roofing company that you can trust.
1. Interview only top-reviewed roofing companies in Scottsdale and give the highest priority to A+ BBB rated roofing contractors.
Do your research when looking for highly rated Scottsdale residential roofing companies by taking note of the number of reviews they have received on Better Business Bureau and other review sites. Pay attention to the number of stars that the company has received, and be sure to note any important or useful information such as the brand of roofing materials that were used or the pricing. An important tip to remember is that it’s not hard to get a handful of reviews, though everyone had to start their business somewhere, you need to consider whether you want your home to be the learning ground for a new roofer. We suggest looking for companies with more than 100 5-star reviews since it is not hard to fake a handful of good reviews, but 100 cannot be easily faked.
Express Roofing LLC is a Top Rated Local Roofing Contractor in Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and surrounding Phoenix markets.
2. Seek a guarantee that the roofing company you are considering will hold to their standards.
Every residential and commercial roofing company in Scottsdale started somewhere, and while no two roofing contractors’ stories are the same, understanding the beginning of the company and its roots is a great way to find out if they can and will hold to the standards they were founded on. There are many ways to identify whether or not a company has integrity, which is why customers should interview the company they are considering using the following questions:
- Ask why the owner get into the roofing industry? Did they start to make a buck, or was it a stronger passion that drove them? In the case of Rene Palomino, founder of Express Roofing, Rene saw that corners were being cut and the best workmanship was not being delivered by some of the largest roofing companies in Arizona. To this day, and with literally hundreds of positive reviews, Rene holds this core value close.
- Is the company and their employees passionate about what they do? When you interview them, look into their eyes to see if there is still a spark when they talk about roofing. If the spark is gone, it could mean that they have lost the passion for the job. This will be reflected in the quality of the craftsmanship they deliver.
- Do they have an About Us page that tells their story? If yes, have them retell it to you. Is the story a legend? Or is it being lived every day?
- As the owner of the roofing company how high his standards are, and what his yardstick of measurement is? Every roofing company owner should be able to clearly articulate their quality control process.
- Do they value workmanship or are they in business to make a quick buck, with no regard to the quality of their work? Ask if the owner will be on the job site. This person does not need to be on the site from the beginning of the project until the end, but they should be there at regular inspection intervals.
At Express Roofing, we provide our customers with the most reliable roofing services in Scottsdale Arizona, and our work always reflects this high standard of excellence. If you have questions, you may contact us at 480-226-4245.
3. Pick a roofing contractor who is setting the standard for all Scottsdale roofers to follow.
To define a standard of excellence in the roofing business, you must offer and deliver the most outstanding service in Scottsdale. The best way to select the highest rated roofing contractor in Scottsdale is to select the one whose standard of excellence is setting the bar for all roofing companies.
Call 480-226-4245 and one of our Scottsdale roofing specialists will be happy to speak with you and discuss your project.
When interviewing roofers
Homeowners can get caught up with discussing the job and by so doing not spend enough time interviewing the person who will be doing the job. Don’t get so excited with choosing roofing material styles and colors that you miss picking the roofer with the best character. Does he look you in the eye when he’s talking? Is he listening to you? Does he take notes when you speak? These are cues to watch in your quest for the best roofer to complete your Scottsdale roofing project.
Most roofing contractors would like you to believe that every job they’ve ever done has gone perfectly, but life is never perfect. Therefore, you could ask, “What is the biggest mistake that you’ve ever made on a job, and what did you do to correct it?” An open-ended question like this will flush out an interesting story which can give you insight into their character and also their initiative and problem-solving skills. Remember, do you really want to hire a roofer who’s never had to deal with a leak? The best interview questions for a roofing contractor are open-ended. Do not ask questions that can be answered “yes” or “no.”
Here are a few key questions to ask:
1. Can I visit a current project that is being completed by the crew that will be doing my roof? However smooth the salesperson is, it’s the roofers that really matter, how clean is their job site, what is their attitude like? Are they friendly, joking, laughing – or tense and arguing?
If you’re hiring a reputable Scottsdale roofing contractor, they will have more than one roofing project going. If the company owner isn’t going to be on your property you should ask to meet the project manager. Don’t take this for an answer: “Our roofers are very experienced, so they don’t need supervision.”Roofing is complex, so if there’s “nobody running the show,” a small problem can easily turn your roofing project into one you read about in the newspaper. It is important to have experienced roofers on your crew, but a high-quality installation can only happen with an industry expert in charge.
2. What work will be performed?
If you called in a repair on your roof, you know something is wrong with it. But when you hire on a roofer, it’s important to know exactly what they will do to fix it. Don’t forget to ask “why” when they tell you the “what.” A good roofer will be able to tell you step-by-step what needs to be done to get your roof fixed up, and why.
3. What is the company’s workload?
You should know how many employees the company has and how many other projects the company has going simultaneously. Remember, bigger is not always better. A small company with an excellent crew may be better than a national company with a poor quality local office.
It’s important to make sure that adequate staffing is available for the project. Ask the contractor how much of the work will be done by its own workforce and how much will be subcontracted or day labor. If the roofer is using day labor for anything more than just tear off or debris removal, you should ask what specifically the day labor will be doing. Installation of the membrane and other more technical parts of the job should be done by the contractor’s expert labor, not someone working only for a check at the end of the day.
Ask whether the foreman is a working foreman or just a supervisor. A contractor that uses its foremen in strictly supervisory roles can better respond to emergencies or be more flexible if things don’t go exactly according to plan. If the foreman is also the person swinging the asphalt mop, that person may not be watching what the rest of the crew is doing as they are busy completing their own specific task, and other work may not be completed as it should be.
4. Ask if the roofing company can foresee any potential problems that may come up either before, during, or after the project begins.
You will do good to have an honest conversation with the roofing company and ask if they think there will be any problems that may arise during the installation. Every roof is different and poses different challenges. This question is intended to keep any surprises from happening while also giving you insight into whether the company will operate in full disclosure, or prefer to hide information in order to present the best possible view.
Tip #4: Only hire a local Scottsdale AZ area based roofing company.
There are plenty of benefits that come with hiring a local roofing contractor in Scottsdale as opposed to one that is coming from outside the area to complete your Scottsdale shingle roof replacement or Scottsdale tile installation project.
A mistake some business property managers and homeowners make when hiring a roofing contractor is selecting someone who is not local to where their project is located. This doesn’t mean the roofing company must be in the same town. But, if their home base is a long commute away, they may cut corners to beat traffic or take a short cut in order to get to the next project on the other side of town. Driving in the Phoenix metro area can be tedious and time-consuming, you don’t want your contractor always late or delayed in arriving at the job site because of the added commuting time.
Advantages of hiring a local Scottsdale based company:
1. A Scottsdale roofing company will be knowledgeable about your area.
A roofer from the Scottsdale area must have a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the roofing trade including weather-related. A roofing company who doesn’t assess the weather conditions properly will likely experience delays while leaving your home exposed to the elements.
2. Hiring a Scottsdale roofer will make it easier to research their reputation.
It is easier to reference previous projects of a company that exclusively provides roofing services to the Scottsdale area than one that hardly ever does roofing work in the market. Most reliable and trustworthy roofing contractors will have no issue giving you the contact information of previous customers they have completed work for in Scottsdale.
3. Familiarity with the latest building codes in Scottsdale.
Building codes can vary from one location and city to another. Without a proper understanding of the latest roofing requirements and regulations in Scottsdale, your project could raise the interest of a local building inspector. To ensure your home or business’s roofing system is brought up to code, it is best to hire a roofing company that exclusively provides roofing services in Scottsdale AZ and surrounding cities, regularly.
4. Should be available when needed.
When failure or malfunctions occur, requiring a warranty call, having your contractor be in close proximity is important. Compared to roofing contractors on the other side of Arizona or an adjoining state, local roofers to Scottsdale will be able to respond to your problem and get it resolved quickly. There is nothing more irritating than having to wait hours or days just to get a leaky roof repaired. Don’t hire an out of town company, regardless of the deal that you receive.
As one of the most trusted roofing companies in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe and the surrounding areas of Phoenix, hiring Express Roofing will ensure your project, whether a tile repair, flat roof installation, or shingle re-roofing job will be successful.
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