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Best Roofing Companies in Durham County

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If you live in Durham County, there’s a good chance that you have seen the large number of roofing companies serving your area, and the surrounding Triangle area.

With such a saturated market, it’s hard for homeowners to know what exactly makes a good roofing contractor, and which roofing companies are worthy of their trust and hard-earned dollars.

In this blog, we’ll break down the top 5 roofing companies serving Durham County, and give you some tips on how to find and vet a great local roofing company!

A quick disclaimer: the companies listed here are ranked in no particular order, and the information that we’ve gathered is from reviews and websites, not our own personal interactions with the companies themselves.

Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get started!

Best Roofing Companies in Durham County, NC

Cole Roofing & Construction

  • Founded: 1973
  • Headquarters: Durham, NC
  • Service Area: Durham County, Orange County, & Wake County

One of the more tenured roofing companies in the Triangle area, Cole Roofing & Construction has been around since 1973, and currently operates out of offices in Raleigh and Durham. The company works in all levels of home repair, including gutters & windows, but specializes in roof replacements. They are family owned and have worked on commercial construction projects like the Governor’s Mansion, the NC Museum of History, and multiple state universities.

Pickard Roofing Company

  • Founded: 1928
  • Headquarters: Durham, NC
  • Service Area: Chapel Hill, Durham, Durham County.

Pickard Roofing Company has been providing commercial and residential roofing services to Durham County since 1928, making them the longest lasting company on this list. The company has stayed in the Pickard family for three generations, and today, their work focuses on roof repairs, replacements, and gutter installations. Based in Durham, the company maintains CertainTeed’s ShingleMaster certification.


  • Founded: 1988
  • Headquarters: Columbus, OH
  • Service Area: Durham, Indianapolis, & Ohio

Though they are headquartered in Ohio, Feazel has become one of the largest roofing companies operating in the Triangle, and offers roof replacements, roof repairs, as well as window and other home exterior services out of their office in Durham. Feazel installs GAF products, and holds their Master Elite Contractor status, the highest level of GAF certification.

Recovery Roofing & Restoration

  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Durham, NC
  • Service Area: Durham & Raleigh

Founded in 2009, Recovery Roofing & Restoration is a locally owned company that holds Certained SELECT ShingleMaster & GAF Master Elite Contractor statuses. They offer roof repair, replacement, and new construction roofing installation services to residential and commercial customers. In addition to their 4.4-star Google review average, Recovery has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Covenant Solar & Roofing

  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: Durham, NC
  • Service Area: Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro & Louisville

For a company that was founded in 2014, the youngest on this list, Covenant has an impressive 4.9-star rating on Google, with over 300 reviews. The company lists their core values as punctuality, positivity, integrity, and their claims of transparency and honesty seem to be backed by their reviews. As their name suggests, their services range from solar panel installation to roof replacement and storm damage repair.

Ways to Find a Great Local Roofing Company

Now that we’ve discussed some other companies serving the area, what can Durham County homeowners do to sift through the contractors, and find one that fits their situation the best? 

Ask People You Trust

Asking those around you should be one of the first steps to take before starting any new project, but especially one as important (and potentially costly) as a roof repair or replacement.

Local roofers are well-known for their personalized and friendly approach. If the company you’re considering is local, you can easily check them out. It’s likely they’ve worked on the roof of your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers, so consult with them to verify a roofer’s reputation.

Your mother-in-law might have a story about a time when a contractor went above and beyond to repair a leak in her skylight, and then used the same company years later to do an entire replacement. Or, a colleague could tell a tragedy about a particularly pushy salesman, and a company that hired subpar subcontractors to complete the work, leading to a shoddy roof and unfulfilled promises.

Customer testimonies are some of the best ways to verify someone’s work, so if you know people who have gone through projects similar to the one you are facing, be sure to ask them before making a decision of your own.

Check Out Online Reviews

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After gathering some recommendations from your close-contacts, go online to see what other customer’s opinions are.

Online reviews can do a great job of raising any potential red flags on a business, such as how they dealt with a complaint. It’s a good idea to look at reviews from the last 3-4 months, so you can get an idea of how customers have been treated in recent memory.

Pro tip: Check to see if the business responds to the reviews, and how they do it. A company that thanks its customers for good ratings, and addresses negative reviews with a positive attitude, is likely one you’ll want to work with.

You should, however, take online reviews with a grain of salt – as with anything on the internet, they can sometimes be over-exaggerated or slightly untrue.

Look for Examples of Their Work in the Community

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You can use this tip in two separate, but equally helpful ways

  • Look for a company’s yard signs to see how a home looks after they’ve completed the job. Or find some houses you recognize on their website, and drive by to see how their work has held up over the years.
  • Browse the business’ social media channels, and look for how involved they are in your community. If a company is truly local, and are just as invested in your area as you are, they will show their support for local causes and show up at community events.

Viewing a contractor’s work in person will give you a much better idea of how it would translate to your home, and a company’s social work will demonstrate how dedicated they are to benefiting your shared community, and not just making a profit.

Ready to Reach Out to a Durham Roofing Company?

Hopefully after reading this blog you’re feeling better about reaching out to a roofing contractor in Durham County!

On Tops Roofing has been replacing and repairing roofs all over Durham County for over 30 years, so whatever your roofing project will end up requiring, we’ve got the experience for the job! If you want to reach out to us, click the “Contact Us” button below, fill out the form on that page, and we’ll get you in touch with our representative for Durham County!

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