After a hailstorm rolls through your neighborhood, one of the first things homeowners’ check for is damage. Siding damage is much easier to see from the ground, although it gets difficult if the affected areas are higher up. When you reach out to a roofing company to come do an inspection, you need to know you’re in good hands.
Many roofers will go door-to-door after a storm asking if the homeowner would like a free inspection—this is fine, but make sure they’re legitimate. Sometimes, a scammer will put a fake roofing company logo sticker on their car and drive around neighborhoods that were affected and do a “roof inspection.” After telling the homeowner they need repairs, they ask them to write out a check, and then they head off with the money and skip town. Scams like that are why it’s essential to do your research.
A trustworthy roofing company will talk with you about what repairs are needed and schedule a time to come back to do them. We work with your insurance company to file and settle your storm damage claim, helping you every step of the way. In addition, a real roofer will have the proper licensing, along with proof of insurance.
Before agreeing to schedule storm damage repairs, it’s a good idea to look up the company online. Looking at reviews on Google will give you a good idea of their quality of work, and you can also see how responsive they are to any bad reviews—this shows they care about their customers and their reputation. If they have social media, look for photos of their completed work as well.
A good roofing company will also explain the scope of work, such as: how many shingles they’re replacing, how long the repairs will take, and even what would happen if you’re not happy with their work.
If something doesn’t feel right when someone comes to your door for a roof inspection, trust your gut and do some quick research to check them out. Weathersafe Restoration has repaired over 5,000 roofs and handled over 3,500 storm damage claims since 1994.