Roof Damage: Who To Trust After A Storm
If you live in Texas, you know how quickly bad weather can arrive, and how helpless you are when it starts coming down. A bad storm, such as hail or a tornado, can damage everything exposed to it, from your car to your roof. At least you can pull your car into the garage. Your roof, on the other hand, has nowhere to hide. After such a storm, roof damage may not look bad, but only the combination of your insurance adjuster and an experienced roofing company can tell you just how bad it actually is.
Why are Roofing Solicitors Knocking on My Door After a Storm?
Storm chasers, as they are called, are looking for homeowners unfamiliar with roofing. Sometimes it feels like they show up with flyers and pamphlets, offering amazing deals to construct a new roof in record time before the storm even ends.
The problem with these companies is that most either are new to the business or have shoddy reputations so they must go chasing business. We advise homeowners to avoid signing any paperwork with these groups. Most of the time such paperwork is a contract, and often you will end up with a penalty for cancelling it.
Quality roofing companies are likely to be busy right after a storm, a good sign for potential customers. As long as your roof is not currently leaking, you have time to search for a reputable roofing company that is the best fit for you. Compare estimates, talk it over with your insurance company and decide on a roofing professional that you believe will do the best work.
Look for Documentation When Addressing Roof Damage Repairs
A good roofing company will give you an itemized estimate for roof damage repairs. Estimates are always flexible, but a skilled roofer will have a fairly accurate idea of what materials will be needed and how much labor will be required to conduct repairs. They should be able to put the estimate down on paper where you can compare it to any other estimates you get, and make an informed decision.
Cheaper Is Not Always Cheaper
Storm chasers may offer deceptively cheap services, but your roof is not something on which you want to compromise. It protects your family, your home and all you have in it. A quality roofing company will give you the best value for your money – the most important consideration when choosing a roofer to address roof damage. It may not be the cheapest offer you get, but your roof is much more likely to stand firm its entire lifetime.
We know how important your home is and we want to help you protect it. Duran’s Roofing & Remodeling has been helping Texas residents repair their roofs since 1984, and we encourage all of our customers to do what is best for their home. Call us at 281-342-4436 or fill out our Online Request Form to be contacted by one of our roofing professionals.