Are there really preparations to keep your home safe? Yes. Preparing is essential to keep your home safe but also to help your insurance company after the storm hits, if it does affect your home.
Make sure all outdoor items and toys are secure or locked up. All windows and doors should be closed and locked. Take photos of your home before the storm. This way you can show how great of shape and the details of your home. This step makes sure you have images to show to insurance so you can get full reimbursement for any damages.
It never hurts to take a look at your policy for a storm hits. Make sure your coverage works for your home. Don’t let the damage happen and it be too late for an insurance policy to help.
After the storm hits, take pictures again, especially if there is damage. These images are what insurance companies need in order to help assess the damage. Make sure to check the inside of your house also. Damage can appear in the form of cracks, water damage and discolorations/burns to wood, walls, ceilings etc. Take photos of the indoor damages too. Also, don’t mess with anything until an adjuster can see the damages.
Make sure you are prepared to keep your home and family safe.
A home isn’t safe without a good roof. This is one of the biggest reasons to hire a roofing company. It is the roofer’s responsibility to install your roof in the correct way. You should be very cautious while choosing a roofer. The same goes for roof repairs. If you try to attempt the repair on your own, accidents may occur. You may damage the roof or other parts of your home while repairing. Read this post for more information on how to choose a reliable roofer for roof installation or repair.
To know about different contractors who can efficiently do roofing job, you can check out different roofing sites. You can choose an independent roofer as well as one who is working for a construction firm. But be wary.
If the person has a website, ask for a local address, telephone number, tax identification number and if your state requires that a business license is required for the trade, ask about it. If you are provided with all this information then that means the roofers are not hiding anything from you.
Features to look for in a roofer
Since a roofing job is risky and might involve some accidents, so a roofer is expected to have an insurance policy. Apart from this, it is also essential for them to have the copies of their liability coverage and worker’s compensation certificates.
Reliable roofers will also have some customer testimonials you can check out (ours are here on our website.) You could also consider contacting former clients to find out if they were satisfied with the work of the roofer. Also check the Better Business Bureau to ensure that there are no complaints against the tradesman.
The proposal you sign with the roofer is very important to check. It should include proper description of the work, the order in which he needs to proceed, start date, end date and payment procedures clearly.
Of course, roofing is what we do. If you are in the Midlands of SC give us a call. We're looking forward to working with you.
Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 20 years.