From 1980-2017, according to the National Center for Environmental Information, damages to home from things like droughts, freezing, hurricanes, storms, flooding, and fires resulted in an increase of $2B to $17B dollars. Homeowners not only have to face normal weather conditions to keep their homes fit and in shape for year-round weather, but they must also battle with unexpected weather casualties. In 2016, it was reported by Insurance Information Institute, that there were over 6000 hail storms reported throughout the United States with total damage to property and crops totaling in $1.8B in insurance claims.
According to Wall Street analyst, the roofing industry is on an upward slope in its growth and expansion. The question most homeowners ask is can they afford to have a professional roofer repair their home or should this become a DIY job for homeowners. How can a homeowner find the best roofer with the most experience, but with the lowest price? One solution is to ask for recommendations from family, friends, and work associates. Another possibility of finding the best roofer is to do a quick internet search for highly reviewed professionals near your local community. For example, a person living in one of the smaller New England states could look for roof repair Coventry CT and the search should reveal at least a top ten list of professional roofers with many reviews.
Locating Your Professional
when hiring a professional to work on the property it is important to find a qualified and professionally licensed person that will give a homeowner quality service and long lasting results. One tip given by homeowners is to restrict your search for licensed professionals who have been in business for several years and are well-respected and recommended by the local community. Of course, if someone is new in the community, they may not have this information. In that case, obtain the address and phone number of roofing companies that appeal to what is needed in the job that needs to be done and make a call to the roofer and speak to a professional to get an estimate.
It is important before giving the roofer a call to make sure you have the damage to the roof that is needing repair. Also, having the pitch of the roof and its dimensions will also help. Lastly, some professionals may want to know if the homeowner will provide the replacement roof or will upon the contractor.
Professional Service Call
Many professional construction workers require a picture of the damaged property or at least to make a professional service call to the home in order to better assess the damage and the work needed to repair the damage. Either way, a homeowner is always better off making sure that both parties are in agreement on what is to be done, the time and manner the work will be done, and the compensation settled upon by the homeowner and the contractor.