So a storm has come through your town or city and done quite a bit of damage. It’s hit hardest on your roof and you need to get repairs done quick to avoid any water damage from upcoming storms or animals gaining access to your structure. You’ll need a roofing company of some repute and that means learning how to pick just the right roofing company.
First of all, all reputable roofing companies have guidelines to follow. They’ve got to be licensed, have several insurance policies, good to excellent reputation and credentials that can be verified. This is because far too many scammers are out there trying to make a quick buck and ot fulfill their responsibility to provide top notch craftsmanship and service. The guidelines are simple so let’s take a look.
Do they have a business license, roofing credentials, general liability insurance and written manufacturer warranties for the materials and labor? Also how about insurance overall for roofing? Are their policies for insurance in good standing?
Those are just a few of the questions and concerns and there are many more.
Don’t let the salesman for the roofing company rush you into anything. Take your time. Make sure they have and you have crossed every “t” and dotted every “i”. If they start badgering you to pay for the job all up front then you’re dealing with an unprofessional or a con artist. Don’t agree to pay for needless expensive small repairs and examine these so called damaged areas of the home yourself and not take their word for it.
The roofer shouldn’t be spouting insurance company policy jargon as they’re not a professional insurance company agent. Roofing is a specialized construction craft and the repair end is equally specialized. Professionals will go through a proper introduction, show their credentials do an inspection that you will thoroughly be aware of and then give you an estimate of the damage and costs for materials and labor. They won’t rush you and will be happy if you take your time to verify everything they say and what they put on paper.
Remember, roofing is a major repair job for your home. It can cost a good amount of money and if damage has been done and your insurance company is paying for the repairs they’ll help you in determining if a roofer is legit or not. It’s a matter of paying attention and double checking everything.
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