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Protect Yourself Against Storm Chasing Roofers in Baton Rouge

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

Protect Yourself Against Storm Chasing Roofers in Baton RougeDuring this time of the year, in addition to our usual summertime Louisiana storms, we have to keep an eye on hurricanes and tropical systems as they develop.  With a few more systems brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the possibility of a storm that affects the Baton Rouge area gets a little bit higher.  Unfortunately with the heavy rains and high winds that these storms bring, they also tend to bring service providers from around the region that don’t always have your best interest in mind.  If your home or business’ roof suffers damage this hurricane season, or during any other major weather event, you need someone you can trust. 

Many of these companies come in from other states to “seize the opportunity”.  There is a lot work to be done, and a lot of the time these companies are unfamiliar with the unique materials and methods that work best in our part of the country.  Also, should there be an issue with the work or materials used in your roof repair or replacement; they can be difficult to find 6 months or later down the road.  Here are 5 tips for avoiding out-of-town, fly-by-night roofing companies:

1.)    Be patient:  The emotional toll that storm damage to your home causes is intense.  However it’s imperative that you select a quality company to tend to your roof.  Often, the first roofer available isn’t busy for a reason.

2.)    Check their trucks:  An out-of-state license plate could be the only evidence you need.  Of course there are always exceptions, but this can be some easy research to do.  It can also be a great hint that when they finish, they’ll be heading home.  This makes any maintenance or follow-up on your roof here in south Louisiana difficult.

3.)    Don’t agree to any contingency agreements:  Typically these clauses will be very unclear.  It often won’t address any specific work that will be done.  What it does do, however, is waive any responsibility the company has to you or your property.

4.)    Check extra references:  Do your due diligence if it’s a company with which you are unfamiliar.  Checking the Better Business Bureau and other on-line resources can offer invaluable feedback.  You can even request references from the company itself.  If they don’t have anything to hide, this shouldn’t be an issue.

5.)    Hire local:  Who knows storm damage and Baton Rouge area homes better than a company that lives and works here?  No one.  These companies will be around long after the storm has passed.  They stand by their work and will be familiar with your home’s history should you need them in the future.  Local Baton Rouge roofing companies for residential or commercial needs will be your best bet.

So, this hurricane season, keep your eye on the tropics.  Should something come our way, also keep your eye on who’s taking care of your home’s biggest source of protection.  At Cribbs Incorporated, we’ve taken care of Baton Rouge’s roofing needs for over 50 years.  Before a storm and after it, we’ll be here as your premier roofing company.

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Topics: Hurricane preparedness in Baton Rouge, Roof Damage From A Hurricane in Baton Rouge, Protect Yourself Against Storm Chasing Roofers in

Roof Damage From A Hurricane in Baton Rouge

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

Roof Damage from Storm Baton Rouge 

Storm damage is a far too common occurrence in South Louisiana.  Large trees and strong storms are a dynamic one-two punch for roof damage in the Baton Rouge area.  One sure bet in this beautiful state of Louisiana is that the weather will be nearly impossible to predict.  Obviously, most storm damage that occurs to the roof of your home is out of your control.  And, we certainly understand that one of your first concerns, after the storm has passed, is to make sure your roof is repaired right away.  The roof is the protective umbrella of your home.  If the roof is damaged, there certainly can be a domino effect to the condition of the rest of your home.  So, at Cribbs Incorporated Roofing and Sheet Metal, we understand that repairing the roof of your home is a crucial step to ensuring that your home and family are safe and protected. Roof damage from a hurricane in Baton Rouge can be a very stressful challenge.  So, turn to the experts in this field, Cribbs Incorporated Roofing and Sheet Metal.

Storm damage on the Gulf Coast after hurricanes can be a very sensitive and chaotic time.  Powerful storms can wreak havoc on the region.  In the Baton Rouge area alone, many roof tops are affected and damaged due to these storms.  A substantial storm can blow shingles off roofs, and it can cause trees to collapse on the roof tops of homes.   Whether you need a quick roof repair or a whole new roof, we now how urgent it is for you to have your problem addressed.

If you find that your home has been affected by a recent storm, then we are here to help you.  At Cribbs Incorporated Roofing and Sheet Metal, we have been servicing the area for over sixty years.  So, the weather of South Louisiana is no stranger to us.  But, there are some companies that may be strangers to our neighborhood.  Storm Chasers are companies who follow severe weather from state to state.  The number one goal of storm chasing companies is to collect homeowner’s insurance claim checks, perform the work (often sub-par), and move on to the next state. So, the next time you find your home has suffered damage to the roof due to a storm, we encourage you to contact a local roofing company, like Cribbs Incorporated Roofing and Sheet Metal.  We have been in the South Louisiana area for over sixty years and plan to be here for a very long time.  And, as a consumer, this means that we will be around in case anything ever arises for you in regards to your roof.  We do not plan on chasing the next storm out of state. So, take comfort in knowing that your roofing job will be done right the first time.

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