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How to Know if Your Roofer is Ready for a Nor’easter

A high-quality roof that was properly installed should be able to withstand a certain amount of wear and tear, even in severe storms. However, damage can happen, especially during high-powered winds. It’s why you’ll want to make sure you find a reputable roofer who you can rely on, especially when a nor’easter is developing. It isn’t uncommon for South Jersey to experience the brunt of the force during a nor’easter, which means if your roof is damaged, you’ll want to make sure your roofer can not only fix the damage but can do so quickly. The following are a few tips for finding a roofer who is ready if a nor’easter does hit your area.

1. Local experience

First of all, a roofer from the area should be familiar with nor’easters and what kind of damage they can do. This means a local roofer will be able to help prepare your roof for a potential nor’easter as well as have the experience required to perform repairs or do a thorough inspection following a nor’easter. It’s a bad idea to trust a roofer from out of town. Out-of-town roofers often come into the area to take advantage of homeowners who have been hard hit by a storm. Not only are they unfamiliar with the kind of damage a nor’easter can cause, but they are unfamiliar with local building codes and regulations. Not having your roof up to code or having work done without the necessary permits can be costly.

2. Stellar reputation

Only choose a roofer after you’ve done some research into their reputation. Check out online reviews and testimonials, look for certifications on their website, and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints lodged against them. You should also make sure they are completely licensed and insured.

3. Emergency roofing services

If your roof is severely damaged during a nor’easter, the last thing you want to do is wait all weekend to have your roof inspected. Look for a roofer who can address your roof damage as soon as possible and that won’t leave you waiting.

Here at Surf and Turf Roofing, we have years of experience servicing the South Jersey area. We also have a stellar reputation within the area, which is reflected by our countless 5-star reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and Houzz. Contact us at Surf and Turf Roofing for more information about our roofing services today.