Consumer Tips: Hail Damage Restoration
We all know that sound when it begins to rain ice. You hear it thump the top of your roof. What kind of damage will this storm leave in its path? Ever notice the dents and dings in your siding? Your roof probably has them too. After a hail storm, it will be important that you contact your insurance provider to begin the process of a claim and work toward restoring the safety of your home.
Repairing your home after a hailstorm can be stressful and finding a contractor that cares about your project can be hard to find. Kingdom Roofing Systems is here to help. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
GET MORE THAN ONE ESTIMATE.
Options are always good. The more educated you are about the subject, the better decision you can make. Good contractors will be thorough in their inspection and explain the details of the estimate they provide. Quality of materials, warranties, scheduling, and price are all areas to ask questions about.
REQUEST A DETAILED CONTRACT.
A solid written contract can save you time and money. Contracts are an important part of choosing a contractor because they outline expectations for both parties. Read the contract carefully and don’t sign anything until you understand the implications of the agreement.
CHECK THE REFERENCES OF POTENTIAL CONTRACTORS.
Do your research. Check Google, and Facebook reviews on potential companies you are considering. Don’t forget to ask your friends about their experiences. Also, take a look at the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau allows you to look up reviews and find resolved or unresolved claims against a company.
AVOID PAYING WITH CASH.
Cash payments offer no protection from loss, theft, or fraud. It is important to protect your purchase so paying by credit card or check will document your purchase.
NEVER PAY 100% FOR THE WORK UPFRONT.
Reputable contractors will not request full payment before the work is complete. Paying upfront will put you at risk and allow contractors to take your money and run. A good rule of thumb is to avoid paying more than 50% of the estimated cost of the project upfront.
With more than a decade of experience, Kingdom Roofing Systems understands storm damage. Please let us know if we can assist you with restoring your home after the storm. Trust Indiana’s safest choice for roofing, siding, and gutters.