Do your Homework!
After a storm, you’ll find some contractors glide into your community from out of town looking for work. It’s important to look them up on the BBB site and ensure they have a good score. Stay away from contractors who do not exist on BBB.org. You need to ensure you find a Dallas roof repair and replacement expert!
Get the right warranty.
Not all contractors are able to offer manufacturer warranties that include workmanship coverage. If a contractor installs the roof incorrectly, it could take months or years for the damage to show up and insurance won’t pay for it. If the contractor won’t fix it, or worse, has gone out of business, you’ll have to pay for their mistake out of your own pocket! Ensure you get the right warranty that will not only cover materials but also workmanship.
Safety first. And second. And third.
A contractor without a training or safety program may not be the best person for your job. When a roof is installed there are all kinds of potential hazards that can naturally occur if the contractor is not paying attention to performing the work safely. This can include stepping on leftover nails, or incurring damage to eaves or other parts of the house due to carelessness by the installers.
Check for proper licensing and insurance.
Your Dallas roof replacement experts should have insurance for all employees and subcontractors and be able to provide a copy of their insurance certificate for validation. Not having adequate insurance could lead to litigation between a contractor and homeowner if a roofing employee sustains an injury at the home. Most states require licensing for contractors, but that does not stop unlicensed contractors from attempting to do the roofing work.
Pay your deductible.
You’ll often hear from various contractors that they can install a brand new roof for you with no out of pocket cost at all. Nada. Zero. Zilch. You should run the other way from these contractors. Why? For one, it’s illegal and punishable by law - when you purchased your insurance policy, your end of the bargain was that you’d pay your deductible. Two, the contractor is going to find a way to make up the money they’re ‘eating’ - usually by short changing you on what they actually put on your roof. Do yourself (and your roof) a favor - find a contractor that can offer financing options to help with out of pocket expenses if you find they’re cramping your financial style at the time you need the roof.
Posted on 11/10/2015 at 1:18:00 AM