Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hire an Out-of-Town Roofer

Working with a cheaper out-of-town roofer may seem a good deal at the outset, but it could come with a higher cost later on in the process. Here are some reasons you shouldn’t hire an out-of-town roofer.

Out-of-Town Roofer

Lack of Familiarity With Local Building Codes

Building codes vary per town; what is acceptable in one location may not be in another one. Working with an out-of-towner may prove difficult. These companies may not be able to do your roofing project correctly because they may not be aware of the building rules and regulations in your area. Instead, you should hire a local roofing contractor. Whether the job involves roof maintenance or installation, you can be confident that it will be done correctly by a local roofer. Furthermore, a local roofing company will have an easier time obtaining building permits, which are an important aspect of any home improvement project.

Storm Chasers

Storm chasers may offer low prices to unsuspecting homeowners, collect a significant down payment or ask for the entire payment upfront, and then vanish. Some would deliver work that appears fine at first glance, but is actually subpar and will cause problems once the next storm hits. By then, it would be difficult to come after them. Local roofers would never do such a thing because they have a reputation to preserve.


When working with a non-local contractor, you can never be certain that your roofing project will be completed on time. Because they will have to travel from a greater distance, delays are more likely to occur. Local roofers will arrive on time, ensuring your project stays on track. They will also be there if you require emergency roofing services.

With Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., you can be confident that you will receive quality services from professional roofers who take pride in providing value to clients. To request a quote, call us at (781) 826-7663, or fill out our online form.

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