Following any storm, Be More cautious when Picking a roofing contractor
“We know that there are lots of out-of-town companies approaching homeowners with rapid quotes and promises to finish the job quickly,” the HBA said. “We recommend for you to be extremely careful when hiring roofing contractors to repair or replace your roof and damaged land.”
Following any storm, consumers need to be careful of “fly-by-night operators” trying to”make the most of homeowners.”
Get a written estimate and contract.
Evaluate the price estimate from your insurance provider together with the estimate by the roofer/contractor. They probably won’t match exactly but should be like the covered loss.
Request and check references.
Roofers and Contractors should be willing to provide the names of previous customers. Call several former customers who had similar work done to make certain that they were pleased with the job.
Request proof of insurancecoverage.
Make sure the roofer or contractor carries general liability insurance and workers’ compensation. If the contractor isn’t insured, the homeowner may be liable for accidents that occur on the house.
Utilize licensed roofers and builders.
Get guarantees in writing.
A complete contract should clearly state all of the tasks to be performed, all associated costs and the payment schedule. Never sign a blank contract or one with blank spaces. Make sure the contract clearly states who will apply for the required permits or permits.
Get local construction permits if required.
Permits may be required for site work, other than demolition, and for reconstruction. Contact the local government for license details.
Pay by check after the work is completed.
Avoid Earning money payments. The safest route is to write a check to the contracting company.
The following are some red flags and warning signs to watch out for:
- Roofer or Contractor wants 50% deposit plus cost of materials.
- Roofer or Contractor features financing of the deductible or other important expenses.
- Roofer or Contractor and the insurance assessor that composes the extent and/or validates completion of work are the exact same business.
- Roofer or Contractor highlights cost saving over relationship, confidence and last warranty of gratification.