Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against a natural disaster, such as a tornado, and also tends to be the most vulnerable part of your home that is exposed to weather. If it is necessary to hire a roofing contractor, professionalism and quality workmanship should be of utmost importance. Take adequate time to evaluate potential contractors prior to any work beginning.
A professional roofing contractor should have:
• A permanent place of business.
• Knowledge of various roofing systems.
• Proof of insurance.
• Evidence of industry professionalism including proof of training, manufacturer certifications, and association memberships.
• Written proposals.
• Warranties and maintenance programs.
If your roofing contractor only wants cash, requires money prior to materials being on-site, or offers labor pricing that is too good to be true, beware. Prepare to file an insurance claim through gathering copies of your homeowner’s policy. In a situation where a widespread disaster has occurred, the insurance company may establish a special procedure.
Keep in mind that special loans or grants may be available to assist with repairs in the event of a natural disaster. These include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, local governments, and private lenders. A professional at MAC Construction and Roofing can help assist you along the process and get your home back in a meticulous living condition. Contact us for all your roofing needs!