Choosing a Contractor After Storm Damage
Many residents in the city of Oconomowoc experienced a hail storm this week. The hail was reported to be the size of a golf ball and caused some major damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Unfortunately when major storms roll through a community like that, so will the storm chasing roofing contractors. If your home experienced damage, you’ll need to talk to a professional roofing and siding contractor. But not every roofing company is the same! We’ll outline what you should expect from a roofing contractor and what to watch out for when choosing who to work with.
Look For Credibility
Not every roofing contractor is the same. When a major storm hits, the storm chasing companies will often swoop in and offer repairs for low prices. We’ve seen this happen too many times where a company will offer repairs at a low price, only to be out of business within the next year or so. You may have gotten a deal in the short term, but if the quality of the repair isn’t great, they’ll be nowhere to be found when you need them to come back and look at the roof or siding again. Look for a local company that has been around for a while. The longer they’ve been around, the more credibility they have and they’ll have testimonials to prove it. Find a company with roots in your community. They’ll make sure they always deliver service that will only strengthen the solid reputation they’ve already earned for themselves.
A Roofing Company Can Be Your Advocate
When dealing with a home that has been damaged, you’ll need to get your insurance company involved. When you choose a reputable contractor, they can help advocate for you. Many homeowners think they need to get multiple bids from different contractors. The truth is, you only need to find that one contractor that you trust. They’ll work with the insurance company to make sure that you get what you are owed and so that corners don’t need to be cut due to a limited budget from the insurance company. The ideal roofing contractor will show compassion, empathy, and ethics. That’ll make the entire home repair process less stressful and you’ll end up with the best repair options for your home.
Additionally, when an insurance company may come back with a lower budget than the project needs, you won’t have to cut corners. The right roofing contractor can present proof, supporting evidence, and reasoning for why a repair will cost what it does. That’s why they are advocates. Save yourself the headache and let them do the negotiating, adjustments, and education to make sure your home is repaired the right way.
If your home was impacted by the recent storms and you’d like to go over your options with a trusted roofing company, contact Community Roofing & Restoration. We’ll work with you to go over all of your options, answer any questions, and get to work returning your home back to its glory.