When your roof is damaged by a storm, your first priority should be to get it fixed. Unfortunately, when major weather disturbances hit areas like Florida, the people that come to your door are not always the best choice. Rather than hiring just anyone, it’s better to do some research and hire local Sarasota roof companies that have made a name for themselves to ensure you get quality work and good customer service.
Homeowners in Texas recently learned this lesson. “Contractors” started flooding in after a recent storm:
In the neighborhood, Mother Nature’s wrath was on full display; windows were broken and roof shingles were pierced by last week’s tornado-producing storms.
But those looking for a quick fix may be disappointed by some opportunistic contractors canvassing their neighborhood who may be gone the next week.
The Better Business Bureau recommends people do their research on companies before they sign contracts. But it can be very difficult sorting out the good companies from the bad, which prey on the elderly and sometimes even come from out-of-state to the promise of a damaging storm.
“They’ll say they’re local and they don’t have any references for any work they’ve done in the area,” Calderon said.
To ensure that you don’t get scammed, before hiring any roofing companies in Sarasota, it’s important to do your research. Begin by asking a few basic questions, including:
- What is your business address? If the company has a PO Box, or doesn’t have a local address, they probably aren’t a local company.
- Can I have some references for work you have done in this area? Local companies should have plenty of projects you can see in the Sarasota area.
- What kind of warranty do you offer? Fly-by-night contractors looking to make quick money probably won’t have a comprehensive warranty and good customer service to redeem that warranty.
Before signing any contracts, it’s important to know who will be doing the work. Even when you’re desperate to get your roof fixed, taking a little time to investigate can make a big difference in the long run. Contact Roofing by Curry today if you have roof repairs that need to be done. You can trust us with your project because we’ve been in the business for the past three decades, and our commitment to quality has earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
(Article excerpt and image taken from “After damaging hail storms, Denton neighbors wary of contractors”, KHOU Houston, April 10, 2014)