When it’s storm season in Texas, we all know what that means: hail. According to The Hanover Insurance Group, hail damage is one of the top claims reported by homeowners.
If you own a home in the area, the odds are good that you’ll experience hail damage at some point. When you find yourself needing repairs, your contractor should have the following:
- Proof of insurance
- Established local presence
- Customer references/reviews
Proof of insurance
For both your protection and the viability of your insurance benefits, this is perhaps the most important qualification of a potential contractor. If a company cannot provide you with a copy of their certificate of insurance, you could be held responsible for any damages that occur while they perform work on your property.
Established local presence
It’s not uncommon for roofers and contractors to show up at your door following a storm that was known to cause hail damage in the area — but not all of them are well-intentioned. Some of these companies leave further destruction in their wake in the form of uncompleted jobs or unpaid supplier invoices at the expense of the homeowner. One way to safeguard yourself against these “storm chasers” is to hire a contractor with an established local presence.
A contractor may do great work, but how do they treat their customers? Sometimes getting a feel for more service-related details like how promptly they respond to customer inquiries or what they do if unexpected problems arise on the job can be even more telling than their final product. A worthwhile contractor should be able to provide you with references that can help you answer these questions.
In addition to the above, the National Association of Home Builders suggests reviewing these warning signs before settling on a contractor.
As a BBB Accredited Business, Vera Roofing & Construction has provided local service to the Waxahachie and Ellis County area for over 10 years. With a history of exceptional customer service, you can trust us to guide you through all your hail damage needs. Contact us today at (214) 463-2796 to speak to a representative about assessing hail damage on your property.