Storms of all types can strike the Huntsville area quickly and violently. If and when storm damage does occur to your roof, are you prepared? Consider the following tips to find a reputable and qualified roofing contractor that has hammers ready to swing when you need storm repair.
Best Business Practices
When you hire a roofing contractor, you want to invite a team of qualified roofers and home efficiency experts to work on, around and inside your home. Your peace of mind is paramount. The first step to ensure you hire a reputable company is to check their business practices.
- License: Your contractor should be legally licensed to perform home repairs and construction in your area. This also means you shouldn’t hire a handyman or carpenter to work on your roof.
- Insurance: Ask your roofing contractor for proof of liability insurance and worker’s comp insurance. If your contractor isn’t fully insured and up to date, you can be held financially responsible for damage to your home and medical bills for injured workers.
- Permits: Your contractor should do all of the leg work for you. That’s their job.
- Storm chasers: Under no circumstances should you trust and hire so-called storm chasers for any work on your home. These disreputable folks come knocking on your door following area storms, and make impossible promises about work they are not qualified to do.
When storm damage occurs to your home, you may feel a spectrum of emotions, from shock and alarm to worry and apprehension about subsequent storm repair. Hiring a roofing company with a golden reputation can help ease your concerns.
Check recent references. Who else is better qualified to help you choose than a company’s own customers? It’s also a good idea to check with your local Better Business Bureau to see how your contractor resolves any misunderstandings and dispute claims.
Work with a roofing contractor that has experience working with insurance companies. You should expect a free roof and attic inspection, a free estimate for suggested of storm repair work and full engagement from roofing companies with your insurance adjuster. For the best storm repair services in Huntsville, Birmingham, Athens and all surrounding areas, contact Yellowhammer Roofing today!Read: 10 Signs You Need a New Roof