Choosing a reliable roofing contractor can make a massive difference in your roof installation process. It’s important to make sure that you choose a roofing company that will not only provide you with excellent customer service and treat your home with care, but also provide guidance through the insurance claims process and to help you make the most out of your claim. Some specific examples of things to look for in a roofing company include:
You don’t have to play detective or take a huge risk when hiring a roofing contractor in your area! Look up their reviews on Google, Top Rated Local, or the Better Business Bureau to get feedback from multiple past customers about their experiences with the roofing company. You will want to keep an eye out for specific comments about customer service, how they leave the condition of the home, their kindness, and their ability to guide their customers through the insurance claims process.
2. Insurance- Approved
When filing a claim with your insurance company, you’ll want to get a list of approved roofing contractors near you. By selecting an approved roofing company, you will be able to use the money provided through your settlement to contribute towards the total cost of the roof repair or replacement.
3. Experienced In Working With Insurance Companies
Roofing experts who also specialize in the insurance claims process can help in numerous ways. For instance, when assessing the roof, they can provide accurate and ample documentation to accurately depict the amount of damage done to a roof. Our roofing specialists are equipped with the knowledge to notice small areas of damage that can lead to bigger issues in the future. By communicating accurate information with the insurance company, you are more likely to get an accurate settlement based on the total existing damage. Your roofing specialist should also be able to help your insurance adjuster as they confirm the reported damage, therefore also helping you in the claims process. Overall, hiring a roofing professional will help you get the most out of your insurance claim and make the process smoother overall. If you have any immediate questions about the insurance claims process, feel free to give us a call or check out our resource document which includes “7 Steps To Filing An Insurance Claim For Your Roof Repair”
4. Make Sure They Partner With Reputable Manufacturers
You do not want to settle for a company who cuts corners or uses mediocre materials. Using high quality materials helps ensure that your roof lasts longer than the average 20 years. Cheap materials lead to a shorter roof lifespan and ultimately, a higher long term for you overall. Check out Roof Source’s reliable manufacturers!
5. The Roofing Company Should Not Pay Your Deductible
Any roofing company that offers to pay your deductible is ultimately committing insurance fraud and should not be trusted.
You should always ask if the roofing company is insured. In the case that an employee gets hurt on the job, their insurance will help with the medical costs rather than holding you personally responsible for any injuries or damage done to the home.
7. If They Use Subcontractors, Are Their Subcontractors Insured?
Ask if they use subcontractors and if the answer is yes, make sure their subcontractors are insured for the same reasons listed in #7.
8. Referred By Those You Trust
Have any of your neighbors worked with this roofing contractor before? Ask your community members who they have worked with in the past.
9. Offers A Warranty
Be sure to ask if the company offers a warranty on the roof. Roof Source offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty on all shingle roofs. This warranty is also transferable if you ever decide to sell your home in the future!
10. Check Out Their Social Media
When selecting a roofing contractor, you can also take a look at their social media in order to get a better idea of how they’re running their business. Do they have a social following that is praising their work in the comments? If they get a negative response, how does the company respond to that complaint? It is important to know that the roofing contractors all show kindness even amidst concerns raised on social media or through review platforms.
You can also look for pictures of completed jobs and jobs in progress. These photographs can indicate the quality of work provided throughout the job process all the way until completion. When looking at these photos, be sure to take note of any tarping, wall protection, and catch- all systems used while the job is underway. Tarping and wall protection allow the roofing company to keep the landscaping and exterior of your home safe throughout the roofing process.
Overall, doing adequate research before selecting a roofer will definitely help in making the best financial decision for you and your family. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like a free roof inspection!