Posted on January 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM by Dawn Gee
neck, so to speak, there’s probably a good reason why something doesn’t feel right. Look into their insurance coverage and get some referrals. The more paperwork you can get on them, the better.
These companies might be cutting corners one way or another. Maybe they’re not following local code or the manufacturer’s specifications. They might be reusing products, especially on underlayments. On their proposal, they might have said they were going to replace all the perimeter edge metal. In reality they could have decided not to replace it just to save a few bucks. The same thing goes for the vents. The insurance company may have paid for a replacement, but since they looked undamaged they left the old ones in. They know that the chances are slim that the homeowner or insurance company will get up there to check their work.
While you’re doing your due diligence, the insurance companies will pay for your roof to be tarped off as long as the hail was big enough. They definitely wouldn’t want to see damage on the inside of the house as well. That would mean having to pay for drywall work and even the loss of valuable items within the home.
I’m a big believer of using local contractors because you’ll eliminate a lot to the headaches. Of course, I’m not saying that every contractor will be good simply because they’re local. Instead, I’m saying that there are many other potential problems that you won’t have to deal with. You can narrow down the list of contractors very quickly. That way you won’t have to worry about trying to hunt anyone down. Remember, just because you have the internet doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to corner a fly-by-night contractor.