Hire a Reliable Roofer

Hire a Reliable Roofer! Damaging storms can wreak havoc on your roof and need to be inspected quickly!  If your home or business has been impacted by strong hail storms or wind storms you will want to have your roof restored quickly.  But, beware of choosing the first contractor who may knock on your door after a significant storm!  Before you sign an agreement to replace your roof, or have your roof inspected, take steps to Hire a Reliable Roofer!


While there are many reputable local roofers who will be going door to door offering their roofing services after a storm, there will also be many storm chasers and out of town companies doing the same!  So how to you know which roofing company to trust and determine if they truly are local with an excellent reputation as roofers?  We are here to help you Hire a Reliable Roofer!

Below are our top six tips to help you select a roofing contractor to inspect your roof after a damaging storm.  If you focus on these top six tips you should be able to hire a reliable roofer who will be the absolute best roofing contractor for your storm damaged roof inspection and possible roof replacement:


Tip 1: Roof Warranty Options

 Many roofers will offer their own roof warranty – which is great!  However, what happens if the roofing company goes out of business, or you later discover they are actually from out of town and no longer responding to warranty calls?  Unfortunately, we hear stories of this type of problem regularly.  The most common story is a roof that has failed or we determine was installed improperly and is leaking.  When the homeowner reaches out to the original roofing company who installed their roof after a storm, they are suddenly MIA! 

By working with a Master Elite certified roofing contractor with GAF you are provided the opportunity to have extended warranties that are guaranteed by GAF!  At MidSouth Construction Roofing & General Contracting, all of our roof replacements come with a solid 5 year workmanship and material warranty provided by us.  As a longstanding family owned roofing business headquartered in Nashville, TN homeowners can rest assured that in the rare event that they experience any problems with their roof, we will be there to make it right! 

More importantly, when you work with a certified Master Elite roofing contractor like MidSouth Construction, we can also offer Silver Pledge and Golden Pledge Warranties which are backed by GAF themselves!  Only Master Elite certified roofers can offer these extended factory warranties!  Why?  Because GAF only allows the top roofers to be certified as Master Elite. 



In order to achieve Master Elite Roofer status, we were vetted by GAF for financial stability, longevity, licensing, fully insured, workmanship, knowledge, and even reputation and references. When you select a Master Elite roofing contractor you know you have hired a Reliable Roofer! GAF is serious about who they allow to be Master Elite roofers because they are offering workmanship warranties backed by them for up to 30 years!

  •  A GAF Silver Pledge Warranty provides workmanship and material warranty for 10 years direct through GAF!
  • A Golden Pledge Warranty provides workmanship and material warranty for 25 years direct through GAF!

GAF will also inspect our work by sending out their own factory representative before giving your roof the stamp of approval for the Golden Pledge Warranty!  That gives homeowners peace of mind!  Your roof will be installed by Nashville’s top rated roofers, and then inspected and guaranteed by America’s Number 1 Rated Roofing Manufacturer!   

A GAF Silver Pledge Warranty or Golden Pledge Warranty can also be transferred to the next homeowner if you ever sell your home!  What an amazing selling point for a potential buyer of your home! 


Tip 2: Roofing Manufacturer Certifications

Contractors must pass certain minimum requirements to be factory certified.  However, there are many different levels of certification!  The higher the certification level the more competent and reliable the roofing contractor should be.  At GAF the highest level of factory certification is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor.  MidSouth Construction worked hard to achieve this status in 2015 and continues to work hard every single year to maintain this status!  We are reviewed every year by GAF and have consistently maintained our Master Elite Roofing Contractor status for the past seven years!

Tip 3: BBB ratings

Check your local BBB to ensure a roofer is listed with a satisfactory rating! Always insist that any roofing contractor you are considering to conduct a roof inspection for you is a member of the BBB with a positive rating!  This is so critical to ensure that the company you are working with takes customer service seriously!   If your roofer is not a member, or has an unsatisfactory rating it demonstrates a high probability that you may not receive a quality roofing system!   MidSouth Construction Roofing and General Contracting maintains an A+ Rating with the Nashville BBB.  We have been proud members of the BBB for ten years and look forward to many more years of being an active member of the Nashville TN Better Business Bureau!

Tip 4: General Contractors License

Ask to see a copy of their license or you can quickly search online at Verify.TN.gov  This website is a great resource to ensure your potential roofing contractor hold a current and valid license!

Don’t be misled by individuals who may hold a Home Improvement License in Tennessee!  This license does not require any type of testing to demonstrate skill or knowledge.  In addition, it only allows the company to perform jobs with a value of up to $25,000.  With an insurance claim roof replacement job, this amount will often ben exceeded!  Never risk having your roof replaced with a roofing contractor who does not hold the proper and adequate licensing! 

MidSouth Construction holds a General Contractors License and a Roofing License with the State of Tennessee!  We can take on roofing projects for any dollar amount with our license limit in Tennessee!  From minor roof repairs to major commercial roof replacements, MidSouth Construction Roofing and General Contracting is fully licensed with the Tennessee State Board of Contractors!

Tip 5: Confirm Their INSURANCE

Ask for a COI (Certificate of Insurance) from the roofing contractor that demonstrates they hold General Liability, Work Comp, and an Umbrella Policy!  We cannot stress how incredibly important this is before allowing anyone on your roof to complete a roof inspection!  A reputable roofing contractor will always carry all three of these insurance lines with a minimum $1,000,000 coverage. 

MidSouth Construction carries $2,000,000 General Liability, $5,000,000 Umbrella, and $1,000,000 work comp!   

Tip 6: Physical Local Office

This tip could probably be moved to number 1!  Work with a long standing local company with a physical office in your area!  If you have issues with your roof whether it be from material defect or workmanship – you will want to have a local company to call!  Insisting on a roofer who holds the highest level of factory certification also goes a long way in determining this qualification!  

It is so easy to set up a temporary office using post office boxes or virtual offices.  When devastating storms hit an area, out of town roofers – often referred to as Storm Chasers – will set up shop quickly!  They can mask themselves as a local company by getting local phone numbers and a virtual office of mailing address.  Don’t fall for these high pressure, door knocking tactics!  Do some research and see if their office is truly a physical office with a history on record or just a shell for a local address!  You can also check with the BBB and the Board of Contractors to ensure their address is local and not just an out of state address! 


 Hire a Reliable Roofer!

We hope these 6 tips for how to hire a reliable roofer are helpful to you!  MidSouth Construction is a family owned, local roofing company headquartered right here in Nashville, TN!  We service the entire Middle TN area providing quality residential roofing and commercial roofing services! 

Our goal is to provide you with such quality roofing services and exceptional customer service.  We want to earn your respect and referrals!  We know that the best way to grow our business is through the recommendations and referrals from previous customers!  At MidSouth Construction, we sincerely value each and every customer!  Call us today at 615-606-ROOF for a free roof inspection!