Why a Smaller Roofing Company in Salem is Better for You

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Work with a small Salem roofer and get the care your project deserves. With Slate & Slate Roofing, you’re never just a number.

As a home or business owner, some things are unavoidable. One of these things is roof repair and/or roof replacement. When that time comes, picking a roofing contractor in Salem, Oregon and surrounding areas can prove to be an arduous process. There are a ton of contractors to choose from! Salem roofing companies come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the right fit is crucial to having a successful project. We have previously broken down how to find a high quality roofing contractor for your project, but in this post, we are going to talk about why it’s smart to shop local and choose a smaller roofing company.

As a small, family-owned business, we have seen projects done by plenty of other companies. It is very apparent to us when a roofer was so focused on cutting costs that they also chose to cut corners at the expense of quality. Please take a look at these pictures from one of our recent jobs.

This is just one example of corners being cut on a roofing project. The ventilation was lacking, which caused black streaking, rot, and buckling, as can be seen in these photos. This isn’t always the case, but a lot of larger roofing companies focus solely on profit above everything else. We do not believe this is a solid business model. We believe in the business philosophy of the Triple Bottom Line. This philosophy is about creating a long-term, sustainable business. The Triple Bottom Line’s three lines are: People, Planet, Profit. Slate & Slate Roofing maintains sustainability by creating happy customers who enthusiastically refer their friends and family to our business. We install environmentally friendly roofing materials as possible to protect the planet and save our customers money on energy costs. Finally, our happy customers’ referrals drive us more profit.

Hiring a small and local roofing contractor boosts the local economy by creating jobs and increasing the money flow in the area, rather than sending it out of state to multi-state corporations, which provides a much less direct benefit to your community. Small companies are also much more heavily invested in your project, generally. When you deal with Slate & Slate Roofing, you will always deal with one of the company owners, which means you can rest assured that you will have a roofing expert managing and handling your project. Seeing as a small company has less staff, there will be less open projects to manage, meaning your project will be more important and receive more attention from a smaller company a lot of the time.

If you are interested in receiving a free roofing estimate from a small, local, family-owned Salem roofer, give us a call today at (503) 585-2338, or use our contact form to the right-hand side of this page.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.