We’ve seen a fair amount of rain this spring and now that summer is officially here, we can expect more summer storms. With the wind, hail, and strong storms come roof leaks. If you find yourself needing a roof repair company, how do you go about finding a good one? Here are some tips.
There are few things more important than finding a locally owned and operated roof repair company with a history in the area. Anytime there is a storm that produces storm damage insurance claims, we end up with storm chasers. They often get a local phone number and start knocking on doors. Before you hire any contractor, make sure they are local and remember that no longer does a local phone number guarantee a local presence.
A few ways to see a company’s history in the area is to look at their BBB listing. An accredited business has been in business for at least 12 months. You can also see if there are complaints against that business there. Also look at their Google listing, Facebook page or other social media presence. It’s hard to cultivate a following or page with a lot of information on it overnight.
Many businesses have been around a long time but have another focus. We’ve seen foundation companies go into the roofing business because when your foundation fails, you often end up with roofing issues. A foundation company may not have the right training, tools, or experience to perform roof repair. Make sure the company you’re considering hiring is a roof repair company. Look at their website and blog. If they don’t talk about roof repair, they probably don’t have the experience to perform yours. Ask if they’re familiar with your roofing material and don’t hire them if they aren’t. You don’t want a commercial roofing company repairing your residential roof. The products and processes for repair are different.
No matter who you have working on your home, they should carry liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Don’t hesitate to ask for proof of both. Without proper insurance, if someone is injured while working on your property or yours or your neighbor’s property is damaged, you may be liable.
If you find yourself in need of a local, experienced, and insured roof repair company, call Frank-Dale Roofing and Exteriors. We’re BBB accredited and can provide references of other local homeowners whose roofs we have repaired and replaced. We also offer siding, windows, and chimney service. Call 414-425-5796 or fill out our contact form for a no obligation estimate.