Local experience is worth at least twice as much as experience gained elsewhere. While out-of-town roofers may have extensive experience, they may not have worked on homes or roofs similar to yours.
When you work with a large out-of-town roofing company, your questions will most likely be answered over the phone.
You'll stay away from "storm chasers."
Storm chasers typically use aggressive sales tactics and will go door-to-door in search of victims. Even if your roof is in good condition, some have been known to cause damage to roofs that are perfectly fine.
They will be available to assist you with any problems.
Unlike "storm chasers" and many out-of-town contractors, you can be sure that established local roofing companies will be here years from now if you have any problems with your roof.
You can rely on them to do a good job.
Customers should be treated as partners by local businesses. It is critical to their company's long-term success.