Rocket City, AL
Huntsville, AL may be one of the greatest cities on planet earth. It’s without question the greatest city in the state of Alabama. We love our city and take pride that it is also known as Rocket City.
Having lived in many different parts of the country and world, Huntsville is a unique place in many respects. A lot of the things that make this place so unique have to do with the weather and the city’s geographical location. For someone that was born and raised in Huntsville, our next few points may seem a bit of a stretch, but for those that have moved in that is a different story.
If you’ve come from the west, or at least one of the dryer parts of the country, one of the first noticeable things is the amount of rainfall, Huntsville and Madison county in general get each year. At times it almost feels as if there is not a single day that goes by without some amount of moisture. This may in your opinion be a bad thing or a good thing, but opinion aside, the effects of such moisture are apparent.
It becomes incredibly important and a first priority to see to it that your roof is tight and waterproof. What may seem like an insignificant soft spot on your roof can quickly turn a simple fix into a multiple thousands of dollars roofing and in-home repair. Water damage is not something to play around with or risk in any way, shape, or form. Whether you are looking for budget roofing, or something a bit more beefed up, please just get it done before the damage begins.
How To Fix My Roof
Whether it’s the large number of engineers, the culture, or the traditions that exist inside our beloved Huntsville, we tend to have a lot of people who want to fix their own roof. Of course money has its role in any DIY project, but considering the average salary in our part of the state it shocks us to see how many DIY’er type people exist in our ecosystem. Lets clarify that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that mindset. If you read through our home page you probably noticed the large section where we talked all about DIY projects. We advise you to go back and read that section if you have any tactical roofing questions.
Let’s just stay at a theoretical level for a moment. The fact of the matter is that we as humans work in different professions for a reason. If you are that stereotypical engineer we keep referring to, consider the following scenario:
You’re sitting at your desk going back and forth with a major client about a project your company is hoping to perform. You have submitted the bid, answered a lot of questions, and now patiently wait to see what happens next. Your email notification alerts you of a response from this potential customer. You open that email only to find out that the company owner’s son-in-law is a ‘smart guy’ that likes that type of engineering work and they have decided to give him the opportunity to do the project for a much lower price than you could ever afford to offer.
In your heart and mind you know that project will not end well, but you cannot say such things to the customer. Instead you bite your tongue and go get another cup of coffee.
We have just described the process we go through here at HSV Roofing almost daily. We have a difficult time wrapping our heads around the idea of a relative taking on such a big project with very little to no experience.
We are empathic to the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees and that sometime cash is hard to come by. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s safe to say that most everyone can relate to this at one time in their life or another. If you are hard up for cash, talk to us or any of our competitors about payment options and see what other options are out there. We are living through one of the greatest up economy streaks our U.S. economy has ever seen, there is so much work out there for roofing companies especially that without a doubt, someone will understand and be more than happy to help with your situation.
We highly recommend that before taking desperate action and do it yourself only because you have no other options, seriously inspect your roof and see if there’s anyway it can hang on a little longer. If you can hang tight until necessary funds become available, it’s generally going to save you a lot of headache and heartache. If you’ve by chance read our home page you will surely remember us contradicting what we just said. We earlier mentioned that it’s always better to fix something that might be ruined and error than to wait and have it become that much worse, significantly increasing the price to fix such a problem. We admit it, we contradict ourselves and stick to our guns. This is a situational call, there is no right answer for every roof that has been ruined or is on its way out. In some situational roof damage is so bad that waiting even one more day could cause absolute catastrophe. In others, a damaged roof could last as long as a few more years and there will still be no repercussions other than an eyesore for you and your neighbors. Time to use your intuition and listen to you gut. If it feels like something even worse is about to happen, it usually is. Contrarily, if nothing feels out of place but you just loathe the look of your roof, maybe it’s time to have a slice of humble pie and weather the economical hurricane you may be in.
As a parting thought, if you’re notorious for making bad judgment calls, it would be more than wise to ask for a second opinion from a trusted family member or friend. On top of that most roof repair companies in Huntsville offer free roofing repair estimates, and will come to your home and assess the damage and present the solution they deem appropriate.
Small Town Feel
In 2016 Huntsville, Alabama had a population of roughly 193,000 people. Without knowing where you came from, that could be a little or it could be a lot. We come from small towns and areas where everyone literally knows everyone. Place where you can’t get away with much as a kid because every place you turn is someone you know personally and often time is one of your relatives in one way or another. If you are someone that grew up in a large city, this is going to sound bizarre at best and asinine at worst. It is what it is and for many reasons it’s a great thing for business. Although Huntsville has a relatively large population the business environment, especially among roofing contractors feels like a small town. It’s a place that’s big enough to have sufficient business to go around but is small enought that it holds you accountable for your work.
The issue with large cities and the roofing companies that are in them is it is easy to do a poor job and also get away with it. The larger the population the more fly-by-night companies there are. Huntsville, AL is far different. HSV Roofing clearly understands that it only takes one bad roof replacement or even roofing estimate experience to ruin and tarnish the business for as long as it is alive and serving its customers. For the most affordable roofing company around, we take this very seriously and have no interest in risking our good name and business reputation over something as silly as some bad roofing shingles or metal roofing. It doesn’t matter what the price is to fix the mistake we’ve made, or the cost to hire the right people to not make it in the first place. The beauty behind the small town feel of northern Alabama is that on the flip side, if you knock your customer service out of the park in a good way, business comes to you and you no longer have to go to the business.
Every savvy and professional roofing company knows that the business that comes to them is always better than the business they have to chase down and sell. It is our goal, alongside every other roofing expert under the sun, to create a business with such superior service and reviews that we no longer have to go looking for business. Of course everyone says that, but it is our belief that even if it means losing out of some of the roofing cost every job, it will more than make up for itself in the long run.
Roofing Repair Companies Near Me
The phrase that every distressed homeowner types into Google shortly after coming to the realization that their only job is to hunt down the best roofer in town. The hard part with small towns and little cities with a smaller population is the shortage of work to go around. When there is a shortage of roofing estimates or roofing jobs in a geographical location, there isn’t any incentive for new business to come into town and compete. There isn’t enough upside to attract top talent into that location which would then force the current companies to lower their prices or provide a better service. As we previously mentioned, the beauty behind the tight knit community is the trust that is built long before the transaction. The very thing that makes small cities attractive, usually ends up being to their demise.
The beautiful part about our home of Huntsville, is that it has the best of both worlds. There are a massive number of homes and homeowners throughout our city, and all of them have a roof that needs to be maintained and at time fixed. This small fact gives individuals that are debating jumping into becoming a roofing contractor the confidence to move forward. It puts them at ease knowing that if they can deliver a superior service at a better price, they will not only put food on the table, but will thrive in the market. That’s great news for every homeowner reading this. There will always be a wide variety and number of roofing companies to choose from, and at a very reasonable price. For the roofers reading this that may be looking to find our secret sauce or just to get a few new ideas, this city will be a honeypot as so to speak, for years to come. Keep providing roofing repair services to the best of your ability and treating your customers like gold and the the market will reward you accordingly. Welcome to American entrepreneurship, where meritocracy is deployed in its purest form. If that scares you and makes you uneasy, it’s because you have no business being in business. If that excites you and gives you chills, tell the world to watch out for the big splash that’s up ahead. Never take Huntsville for granted. Very few cities can boast that they feel like a small town, but have the capabilities and upside of a big city.