Roof Repairs – How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes
When it comes to roof repairs, or any home repair project for that matter, the first concern is usually cost. This is understandable but can lead to poor decision making. The problem is when people feel pressured to make a decision that can come with a big price tag they sometimes settle for less than the best.
Here is the main rule to follow when it comes to hiring someone to fix your roof or perform any services to the interior or exterior of your home:
- Never work with someone who is not licensed, bonded and insured. And make sure they can provide proof of this.
Even to save a few dollars. If something happens such as this person running off with your money and not finishing the job, there will be very little you can do about it. Even if someone is licensed, bonded and insured hiring them just because they are the lowest bid may not be the best idea.
You still need to check their credentials, see images of their previous work and be able to hear from some of their previous clients. The BBB is a good tool to use to make sure if a business is in good standing. However, keep in mind that businesses with shoddy work often change their name frequently.
So you may be calling the BBB about the standing of one business that has no problems without realizing the name they went under just a few months ago had terrible ratings. Find out how long the name has been used and make sure that matches how long they have claim to have been in business.
Repair or Replace?
This is a tricky subject unless it is blaringly obvious. Some damage is extensive enough that, even to the untrained eye, it will be apparent only a new roof will do. Other times, it is not so simple. However, this is one reason it is important to make sure the company you deal with is professional.
- One company tells you there is no way you can get by without a roof replacement. But how do you know they aren’t just telling you that to make more money or gouge the insurance?
- On the other hand, a fly by night company says repairs should be just fine but that doesn’t seem right. Could be the person really doesn’t know how to properly replace a roof or figures they can get just enough money from you. Once the roof falls apart they will be out of town or under a new business name.
Quality Exteriors Group – the Name Says it All
When you work with Quality Exteriors Group you know you are getting the best Louisville has to offer. We are experts in the roof repairs industry and have worked hard to earn our impeccable reputation. Contact us today so we can get started helping you with your roof repair needs.