Who are the top 5 roofers in Nashville? Answering that questions and finding the best roofing contractor depends on your specific roofing needs. Asking the right questions is the key to choosing the right roofing contractor. Let’s go over the questions you should ask in order to find the best roofing contractor for you!
1 What License Do You Hold With the State?
The State of Tennessee requires anyone who conducts contracting business for jobs valued at $25,000 or more to have a General Contractor License. Commercial Roofing Projects should be completed by a licensed General Contractor. Be wary of hiring a Home Improvement Contractor for a residential roof replacement as well! This license does not require a written examination and is obtained by filing an application with the State. In contrast, in order to be licensed as a General Contractor you must:
- Pass a Written Examination
- Submit Application – Provide list of owners, officers, and qualifying agent (QA) information; experience, history and disclosures (prior licenses; convictions; judgments; law violations; disciplinary actions; complaints, including ones closed, etc.,). Those with a complaint history, such as complaints on file (open or closed); judgments; revocations; or felony convictions; or discrepancy such as lack of experience, the contractor applicant must interview with a Board member at a regularly scheduled
- Monetary Limit – all General Contractor Licenses are given a monetary limit which is the amount approved for contracting and biding and is based on proven financial stability.
- Provide Financial Statements – Reviewed or Audited depending on the monetary limit which have been prepared by a CPA
- Provide Proof of Insurance – General Liability and Workers Compensation
- Secretary of State – Provide active registration with the TN Secretary of State
As you can see, working with a Licensed General Contractor ensure your roofing company has demonstrated much more experience and stability than a home improvement contractor of even worse – an unlicensed contractor! You can verify your contractor license and monetary limit by going to Verify.TN.gov and searching for them by name.
FYI – Your contractor MUST be licensed under the name in which he is soliciting your business!
Asking the right questions will help you hire the right roofer!Sherri Berry, Operations Manager MidSouth Construction Roofing and General Contracting
2. What is your Certification Level with the Roofing Manufacturer?
MidSouth Construction is a certified Master Elite roofing contractor with GAF and a certified installer for Firestone Commercial Roofing, Carlisle Syntec, MuleHide, GenFlex, Versico, Derbigum, EcoStar, and American Weatherstar. Quite frankly, we are certified with basically all roofing manufacturers!
Why is this important to you? Because it demonstrates our experience and financial stability. It ensures you are hiring a roofer that is reputable and will install a quality roofing system on your home or business! It also allows us to offer extended factory warranties for 10,15,20,25 and even 30 years! Only the highest level of certified roofers are able to offer these type of warranties!
What Does Master Elite Roofering Contractor Mean
Did you know that only 2% of all roofing contractors nationwide achieve the certified Master Elite roofing contractor status with GAF? This percentage is so low because GAF’s demands stringent standards! To become a certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor you must:
- Be In business for at least (5) five years
- Meet all required state and local license and registration requirements
- Demonstrate financial stability
- Verify you have had no bankruptcies in the past seven years
- Submit proof of General Liability and Workers Comp insurance and maintain that insurance without interruption
- Demonstrate a clear credit with no past due accounts of 90 days or more
- Demonstrate no liens, judgements or legal actions in the last five years.
As a Certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor MidSouth Construction can offer extended workmanship warranties for 10 – 25 years!
As you can see, just selecting a company that holds a TN General Contractors License and certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor is a huge step in the right direction for hiring the right roofers for your roofing project! For more information on what a GAF Certified Master Elite Roofer is please read our blog post here!
3. Do You Have General Liability and Work Comp Insurance?
NEVER work with any company that does not have adequate insurance! This is required by the State in order to receive a General Contractors license. You should verify this information or request a copy of their COI. Don’t be victim to hiring a roofer who does not hold proper or adequate insurance! For more information on why insurance is important read our blog post on insurance requirements for contractors!
4. What Type of Roofing Do You Specialize In?
This is probably one of the best questions you can ask. While some roofers have a large portfolio which demonstrates experience in all types of roofing services, others do not. Many roofing contractors specialize residential roofing and others specialize in Commercial roofing. Are they experienced in flat roofing, TPO roofing, EPDM roofing, shingles, slate, tile, metal, green roofing? It is easy to find a roofer to install a shingle roof. But much harder to find a roofing contractor with a portfolio with experience in slate, faux slate, tile, metal, and flat roofing! Don’t just assume that a roofing contractor has experience in YOUR specific type of roofing! Check out our blog post on one of our many slate roofing projects we completed!
SUCCESSFUL ROOFING PROJECTS!
The biggest challenge to a successful roofing project is choosing the right roofing contractor to do the work. Nashville is fortunate to have several reputable roofing contractors to choose that will help your roofing project be a success! We believe that MidSouth Construction is the best choice for all types of roofing projects from minor residential roof repairs to complex commercial roofing replacements.
TOP FIVE NASHVILLE ROOFERS
MidSouth Construction is happy to provide free roof inspections and estimates for all types of roofing services! We are becoming known as the Benchmark in Roofing for Nashville and consistently ranked as the top roofers in Nashville.
If you would like to consider other roofers and estimates in your search for a successful roofing project, we recommend these TOP 5 Nashville Roofers who are also local roofing companies that provide quality roofing services:
Don Kennedy Roofing – Nashville
Don Kennedy Roofing started in 1978 and is known as one of the best roofing companies in Nashville. They consistently provide quality roofing services for both residential and commercial roofing projects, gutters, and exterior cleaning services!
H. E. Parmer Company, Inc. – Nashville, TN
H.E. Parmer offers residential and commercial roofing services to the Middle TN area and is the oldest roofing company in Nashville! Founded in 1889 this roofing company is also one of Nashville’s oldest companies!
QE Exteriors – Murfreesboro, TN
Quality Exteriors also offers commercial and residential roofing services to companies in Murfreesboro and the surrounding area. QE is a certified Master Elite Contrator and has been providing reliable roofing services in Rutherford County and surrounding areas since 2006.
Ford Roofing Company – Franklin TN
Ford Roofing Company provides roofing services to homeowners in Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville and the surrounding areas. Their company was founded in 1974 and is known as one of the top roofers in Williamson County!
Top 5 Roofers in Nashville – Quality Roofing Services
The top 5 roofers in Nashville can provide quality roofing services for your roofing project. We encourage you to speak with them to discuss your specific project and select the right roofer for your needs!
MidSouth Construction Commercial and Residential Roofing is the most trusted roofing company in Nashville! We are proud of our growth over the past decade which is a direct result of customer referrals and our commitment to installing qualify roofing systems! If you need any type of roof repair or a full foof replacement, please contact us today at 615-606-ROOF.
We look forward to providing you with exceptional customer service, quality workmanship and extended factory warranties to give you peace of mind for many years to come! At Midsouth Construction Roofing & General Contracting we VALUE our customers and appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!