When heavy thunderstorms plow through your neighborhood, the aftermath may reveal a damaged roof. Heavy winds and rain are the natural enemies of roofs, and yours may need to be repaired.

 

Work with a Professional

Follow these guidelines when you have roof storm damage from thunderstorms or hail:

Work with professional roofing contractors. The National Roofing Contractors Association suggests you only work with contractors who:

  • Are licensed, in states where licensing is required
  • Have a permanent place of business so they can respond to problems that may arise later
  • Have evidence of general liability and workers compensation insurance
  • Are approved by roofing material manufacturers to provide roof warranties
  • Belong to local, state or national trade associations
  • Work directly with your insurance provider. Don’t fall victim to contractors who ask you to sign over your insurance rights and tell you they will “take care of everything.” A professional roofing contractor can help you manage a claim, and provide you with repair options, but should not act on your behalf.

 

Check Warranties

If your damaged roof is under a manufacturer’s warranty, a professional roofing contractor can help you manage the claims process. Many manufacturer warranties contain exclusions for excessive winds; most will require that repairs be done only be contractors approved by the manufacturer.

 

Employees or Sub-Contractors

Make sure the workers on your roof are employees of the roofing contractor. Many contractors use “independent contractors” or “subcontractors” to do their roofing work; too often they are not properly trained – or even insured.

 

Check References

Professional contractors will gladly provide you with a list of their customers. Be wary of contractors who won’t.

 

Choose Roof Authority as Your Roofing Contractor

When you have roof storm damage, just call Roof Authority.Choosing a reliable roofing contractor for your home is extremely important, especially when you have roof storm damage. Your roof is one of the most important components of your home. Hiring a professional roofing contractor who has a great reputation is the best way to ensure that the project goes as planned. Call Roof Authority today.

 
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