There are three types of roofers in the roofing industry.
- Small Businesses
- Full-Service Roofers
- Sales Roofers
Each roofer has unique strengths and weaknesses. So, in the end, it comes down to your project and what you are comfortable with.
So, let’s go over the three types of roofers.
1. Small Enterprises:-
Roofers run small businesses with one or two employees, a secretary, and one or two crews. They rarely provide customer service or assistance. You could work directly with the owner of the company with this type of roofer, which will help you get a sense of the company’s values and whether they can handle your project. Scheduling can be challenging for small business roofers because they don’t always have the bandwidth to do more than one or two roofs at a time.
2. Full-Service Roofers:-
Full-service Roofers are solely concerned with providing service. Their ambition is to be both affordable and attainable. They provide a job site support person who is on-site all day for your project, so you have someone to answer your questions and communicate with the crew on your behalf. They also have a crew chief who manages the project and ensures your satisfaction with the results.
Be aware that this emphasis on service does not imply that the crew will stop to chat with you. They’re there to get the job done as soon as possible, so they’re laser-focused.
3. Roofers in Sales
Larger companies that do retail roofing or storm chasing are known as sales roofers (more on that type of roofer in a minute). They usually do one or the other, but not both.
Sales roofers typically have a large sales force, allowing them to schedule your roof replacement quickly. However, you will almost certainly be required to attend a formal presentation before purchasing. They will almost certainly require that all decision-makers attend that meeting.
This kind of roofer may provide no-interest financing. While this may appear to be a good option, be cautious. There may be hidden costs that you are not aware of. Learn more about zero-interest financing by clicking here.