Roofing companies: years in business vs. combined experience

By Wade Griffin Roofing | March 11, 2014

There are roofing companies in the Charlotte NC area who advertise their ‘years of experience’ versus their years in business, which can be somewhat misleading to homeowners when looking for a trusted roofer.  Years of experience is a very gray area, being that the term “combined years of experience” is often used to enhance their image while advertising to the public.  Let’s look at a clear example of combined years of experience:  Say for example, a roofing business has 10 employees, each of them with 2 years of experience.  Then, using these numbers, they come up with: 10 employees x 2 years each of experience = 20 years of combined experience.  As you can clearly see, 20 years of combined experience does not equal 20 years of experience in the industry.   The question is then, would you want 10 persons on your roof who only have 2 years of roofing experience ?

When a company stays in business for several decades, there are a number of factors which made this possible:  Good value, great customer service, an excellent reputation, and evidence that they honor and follow through with the customer/contractor agreement per the contract, and to the full satisfaction of the customer.  Furthermore,  roofing companies must maintain a good working history and relationship with the local Better Business Bureau.  At Wade Griffin Roofing,  in addition to a standard contract,  we are committed to go above and beyond where necessary to exceed your expectations.  We treat your home and your yard as if it were our own, leaving your property in “better condition than when we arrived”.  We’re from the era where a handshake and a smile still means something in today’s business world.

The right way to evaluate roofing companies and their experience is by their years in business. Wade Griffin Roofing has been in business since 1973, serving the Charlotte and surrounding areas for over 40 years.

March 11, 2014