If you live in one of the areas that recently experienced high winds from a Nor’easter, you may have someone knocking on your door offering a repair or replacement deal that is hard to refuse. These companies seek out areas when strong storms passed through to perform roof repairs and replacements at a low price, and will even offer to work with insurance and waive the deductible. Sounds like a good deal, right?
In the 25 years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen many homeowners take advantage of these deals, many of them not realizing what they’re getting into – because with busy schedules, it’s an easy and quick solution. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good outcome with such companies, but there are a few questions you should ask before hiring any company to protect your home:
1. Is the company local?
Many door-to-door “storm chasing” companies are not from the area, and you many never find out where they go after they’re done with your home. A local company will always be the more reliable option, with customer reviews to back them up and a phone number and address where you’ll be able to reach them if later problems arise.
2. Do they have their own employees, or subcontractors?
There are both good and bad subcontractors, and when a company doesn’t have their own employees, you’re rolling the dice on which you’ll get. It also means that when it comes to mistakes, you may never get a real solution as fingers are pointed several different ways to find where the job went wrong.
3. What goes into the process?
This is an all-encompassing question for the nitty-gritty details you may not think about when a good deal is at your door. For example: Will your property be protected during the process? Will your home be left exposed overnight on a multi-day job? How long will it take? Are they installing according to the manufacturer for the best quality and warranty?
Overall, asking these questions will ensure a better experience, which can easily outweigh the final bill. If a company is going to create a headache for you throughout the process and more money later on fixing a botched job, is it really worth a cheaper price and seemingly fast fix now?
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