When a large storm hits, bringing heavy winds and hail, it can be a very confusing time for a homeowner. Roofing companies from all over will be knocking on your door and leaving door hangers, business cards, and even brochures behind. While some will be reputable roofing companies, many will not be very trustworthy. So, how do you choose the right roofer for your home? Here are 5 tips to choose the right roofing contractor.
5 tips to make hiring a roofing contractor much less challenging.
1. Ensure They are Insured Roofers
Roofing Contractors should all have General Liability insurance of $1,000,000 coverage. This insurance is there to cover the homeowner in the case of any mishaps that could happen during the project. Therefore, ask to see their certificate of insurance and verify with the insurance company that it is valid. This is one way to responsibly cover yourself and weed-out many of the bad contractors.
2. Check Reviews and References
Another option is to ask for a list of references that you can call. Every contractor should be able to provide 3 to 5 previous customers that will be willing to share their experiences with you. Also, check Google and Facebook for reviews. Google and social media are both great ways to learn about the contractor.
3. Explore the Website
Any legitimate Dallas roofing company will have a website for you to explore. You can check for reviews here also and find current and past projects pictures. Exploring the website will give you a sense of how the company operates and furthermore, will potentially give you a preview of how your experience will be in the end.
Communication is imperative. How does the company communicate? Do they return calls in a respectable time? Are they available via email? Are they professional? Without good communication, how can you feel safe that all the fine details of your project are going to be taken care of properly? If your contractor isn't communicating well in the beginning, then move on and save yourself a headache.
5. Pay Your Deductible
The deductible is solely the responsibility of the insured. As such, it must be paid by the insured in order to claim the depreciation that has been withheld. The contractor must provide the insurance company with an invoice for the total amount that the insured pay. Contractors who say they can pay your deductible are committing insurance fraud and putting the insured at risk as well. They do this by lying to the insurance company and telling them you paid the whole amount. While some discount may be possible, simply not paying your deductible could put you at risk.
Choose a Roofing Contractor
Although, it is always challenging to find the right roofing contractor to restore your roof after storm damage, using the above 5 tips to choose the right roofing contractor will make your job much less confusing. No matter who you choose, make sure your damage is taken care for properly before your roof damage becomes greater.
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