How do you know you’re getting the right roofer? Here are the questions to ask
With summer in full swing, we’re already starting to see a busy storm season here in Texas. Major storms have swept through San Antonio and Austin, causing widespread damage and driving homeowners to seek out emergency roof repair services to restore their homes.
Whether your home has already been hit by one of these storms or if you’re simply being proactive, it’s important to know the right questions to ask potential roofers before calling on their services for emergency roof repairs. From asking about experience to their process and credentials, here are the 5 questions to ask every roofer when you need an emergency roof repair.
What kind of experience do you have with emergency roof repairs and replacements?
No matter what your roofing needs are, it’s always important to hire a roofer that has experience in the type of roofing work you need completed. Emergency repairs are no exception. While most roofing companies perform roof repairs, not all are well-versed in the particular needs and demands of repairing storm damage efficiently and effectively.
Here at Dolan Roofing, for instance, storm restoration is one of our specialties! While we certainly aren’t the only roofer around, we’re one of the few that specialize in repairs following storms. We feel that our expertise gives us a unique edge when it comes to emergency roof repair services.
How quickly can you complete an inspection?
A roofing inspection is the first step before starting any roofing project. That’s because it’s important for your roofer to have a complete understanding of the situation before work begins.
In an emergency roofing situation, however, it’s very important to complete the inspection quickly so that work can begin promptly. A roofer that can provide a reliable inspection within a short timeframe is ideal for your roof repair following a major storm event.
How long have you been in business?
Experience plays a big role in roofing. For any roofing project, experience can make the difference between a roofer knowing how to deal with unexpected issues and potentially missing key problems altogether.
Roofers that have been in business for longer are also typically more likely to have business relationships with roofing manufacturers, which can help cut down on costs for your project or grant access to exclusive warranties. Finally, a roofer with a long track record is one you can trust to stick around and provide further roofing services down the line.
Are you licensed and insured?
Any reputable roofer will be able to provide credentials establishing their qualifications and insurance. Unfortunately, the roofing industry is still home to plenty of less-than-reputable roofers. That means it’s important to ask every roofer you consider about their credentials. If any roofer can’t provide proof of their licensing and insurance, cross them off from your list immediately!
Do you have experience working with insurance companies?
When your home is damaged during a storm, filing a claim and dealing with your insurance company can be a major headache. Luckily, some roofers take extra steps to make the insurance claims process go as smoothly as possible.
Before hiring a roofer to take care of your emergency roof repair, ask about their experience working with insurance companies. A roofer who can expedite the insurance process by assisting with proof of claims and walkthroughs of your home provides a lot of value and stress relief!
Dolan Roofing: Your Roofer for Emergency Roof Repair Services
From the very beginning, Dolan Roofing & Construction can trace its roots back to the storm restoration industry. We stay true to those roots today, as storm restoration and emergency roof repair services continue to be our specialty!
If your home’s roof or exterior was damaged during the recent storms that pummeled San Antonio and Austin, Dolan Roofing is standing by to help! We have years of experience in storm restoration and repair, which enables us to provide fast, reliable inspections and efficient roof repairs. Our experts can also help you navigate the insurance claims process* so that you can restore your home with fewer headaches! Contact Dolan Roofing today.
* NOTE: DRC and its authorized representatives are NOT acting as Public Insurance Adjusters and will not negotiate with insurance on Customer’s behalf.