June 3, 2022 | Mick Koster

Why You Should Buy an Elite Roof

Elite Roof and Solar roofing project

And Why an Elite Roof is inherently better than a “Chuck and His Truck” Roof

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So you’re looking at two roofing quotes – one from Elite Roof and Solar and one from “Chuck”. Chuck most likely knocked on your door or just “happened to be in your neighborhood”. Chuck’s price may be a little lower, but you just aren’t sure you trust Chuck.  And that’s why they say you should trust your gut – there are many very good reasons why you shouldn’t trust Chuck.

Chuck is motivated by selling and maximizing his short-term profits.  He’s not worried about the performance of your roof over 10, 15, or 20+ years.  He most likely won’t even be in business for that long.  He just wants to sell you a roof replacement today. Chuck may have installed another roof in your neighborhood and it may look okay today…to the untrained eye, but the leaks and the issues will show up once Chuck is long gone leaving you to deal with the fallout and frustration. 

The Elite Roofing team is driven by a singular purpose – to put a smile on our neighbors’ faces by protecting their families and homes with a safe, beautiful, and innovative roof over their heads.  As we’ve developed our company and our approach to serving customers, we have also developed what we believe to be the best roofing sales process, highest quality product selection, and workmanship in the market…hence what we call an “Elite Roof”. 

It’s one of the ways we differentiate ourselves from all of the “Chucks” out there.  In most of these cases, Chuck’s products, services, and installation quality are significantly worse in ways that many customers may not notice, but roofing professionals do. 

While some roofers will not be guilty of all of these sins, most of the competition we have encountered will be guilty of several.  Once a contract is signed, Chuck’s focus shifts to minimizing costs and limiting the material selections and installation procedures that the average customer is not aware of (but which jeopardizes the long-term durability of your new roof).  Here are just some of the ways an Elite Roof is the best money can buy.

Elite Roof“Chuck & His Truck” Roof
MeasurementsSatellite combined with onsite measurement of your entire property (including drone measurements in some cases) to ensure the most accurate estimates and material orders.  Commitment to no additional charges for any estimating errors made by Elite.Loose hand measuring or “eyeballing” properties.  Gives you a quote on the spot…but will then come back to negotiate for additional funds for extra needed materials after the contract has been signed and installation begun.
Material DeliveryOngoing communication to notify you of scheduled material delivery dates and any special requirements for your home.Material delivered unannounced and blocks access to your garage, home, or driveway.
Site PrepAreas around your home are tarped and protected; we provide assistance moving any large items making sure to minimize the impact of roof removalLittle to no site prep, fingers crossed no damage occurs to the items around your home’s perimeter
Old Roof RemovalPrior roofing material removed, deposited in trailers, and removed from site at end of each dayMaterial thrown everywhere, left on site overnight, dumpsters left blocking access to your home
Roof Deck Inspection and RepairAny damage noted, repaired, and documented with pictures wherever possibleWon’t take the time to repair rotted or damaged, decking.  Places felt paper immediately over sub-standard wood to hide damage.
Drip edgeDrip edge replaced as required to help reduce shingle blowoff and water damageSkips installing drip edge to lower cost and shorten the installation time required.  Roof and fascia now are at further risk of long-term damage
Ice and Water ProtectionInstalled in all valleys and penetrations to maximize your roof’s integrity and help keep it from leakingBare minimum of cut-rate product installed or skipped entirely in place of cheaper roofing felt.  Valleys and vents installation skipped to minimize costs.
Roofing FeltOnly uses long-lasting, durable synthetic roofing felt for a better water-resistant barrierUses the cheapest black paper felt on the market to minimize costs
Starter Strip ShinglesSpecifically designed starter shingles installed on both rakes and eaves to help protect against wind damage and water penetrationFlips regular shingles upside down to install the first row only
Architectural ShinglesGAF’s top-of-the-line shingles with the best material defect, algae protection, and wind warranties all ordered from a single distributor to ensure color integrity. 

Delivered multiple days in advance to ensure we have all materials necessary.

Installed with 6 nails per shingle to improve sealing and leak protection
Installs the cheapest shingles they can find from 3rd rate manufacturers, “black is black, right?”.  Or buys color mis-matched lots from multiple big box distributors that show up to your job at the last minute or even late.  This will result in a different appearance across your roof.

No wind rating, no algae protection

Installed with 3-4 nails per shingle to speed their install and lower their costs
Ridge Vents and CapsSpecifically designed vents and caps to improve ventilation, extend the life of your roof, and protect against blowing snow and rainLowest costs vents and re-used / left-over shingles to finish out the installation
Final Site InspectionsElite roofing team multi-point inspections to ensure proper installation and a clean job siteOnce the roofers leave, you’ll never see them or your salesperson again
WarrantyStands behind our work with a GAF Silver Pledge 10-year workmanship warranty standard and optional 25-year Golden Pledge warranty

Always ready to resolve a customer issue.
Little to no workmanship warranty. 

Ducks your calls if you discover a roof leak after the installation is complete. 
An Elite Roof vs. a Chuck and His Truck Roof

So in summary – don’t get Stuck with Chuck!  Choose an Elite Roof from Elite Roof and Solar and sleep easy – tonight and for years to come – knowing that you’ve chosen the very best. 


At Elite Roof and Solar, we pride ourselves on serving you in a professional and trustworthy manner.  We bring together a broad, deep team of roofing experts knowledgeable in some of the latest technologies and most innovative products to help you get the most of your current roof, and when it’s time to replace your roof, choose the best products for a long-lasting roof you can count on.  It’s why we have been fortunate to serve over 5,000+ customers since our beginnings back in 2012 and strive to always be the “best roofers near me” for every customer in NC. 

With a passion for customer service and with offices in Charlotte, Boone, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and our headquarters in Davidson, NC we always strive to be the best of the “roofing companies near me” and the only one that you will ever need.  General Contractors License #86649.