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3 Things To Look For In A Baton Rouge Roofer After A Storm

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

roofer storm cribbsAs we move through the heart of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, we see our neighbors to both the east and the west dealing with the aftermath of horrific storms. Rest assured, as clean-up and recovery efforts continue, we will see people start showing up in Florida and Southeast Texas looking for work as part of those efforts. We will also, unfortunately, see people looking to take advantage of the situation. That is why, in order to help you avoid that situation the next time a storm passes through Baton Rouge, we want to remind you of the top 3 things to look for in a Baton Rouge roofer after a storm.

10 Tips On Choosing The Right Roofing Company In Baton Rouge

Having a license is vital

Make sure they are licensed and insured: This keeps all bids on a level playing field.  Some companies can offer lower prices by ignoring crucial licenses and insurance mandates. Also, if you opt for an unlicensed roofer, you have no recourse if you are unhappy. With a licensed roofer, if the job is not done to your satisfaction, you can file a complaint with the State Licensing Board.

Look for a local address

With widely publicized storms and media attention, it doesn’t take long for out-of-state and fly-by-night roofers to infiltrate an area that has been ravaged by the weather.  The established reputation of a local roofer can go a long way when it comes to trusting their work and being able to reach them should you have a problem. Plus, should you have a grievance with the worker, you have a place to turn with your complaint.

Certifications speak volumes

While licensing and a local address are important for accountability, certifications go a long way toward making sure the job is done right the first time. At Cribbs, we are Certainteed Select Shinglemanster Certified. This means we have surpassed their standards of technical knowledge, installation experience, and we live up to Certainteed’s ethics standards.

Should the next storm head our way, you will want to be ready to repair any damage it may cause. It is important to remember when someone is offering you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it often is. If you stick with looking for these three things in a roofer, you are a lot less likely to get ripped off. If you have any questions about assessing storm damage, please call our team of experts at Cribbs Inc.

10 Tips for choosing the right roofing company

Topics: storm damage

Denham Springs Roofing: How to Identify Storm Damage

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Denham Springs Roofing: How to Identify Storm DamageAt this time of the year it can be difficult to remember the last day we didn’t have a thunderstorm, or at least a round of rain at some point during the day.  As we get closer to summer and into the tropical season, the rain and wind will only likely increase.  These storms while they definitely put a damper on your outdoor plans, can also take a serious toll on your roof.  Between wind, hail, tree branches, debris and rain, shingles can be torn from the roof and other elements of your home can take quite a beating.  Here are some easy tips for identifying storm damage on your roof.    

  • Check your attic:  As your attic serves as the final barrier between your roof and the rest of your home, this is an ideal place to start your inspection.  While in the attic you are looking for any signs of water damage or any leaks.  If there is significant damage you may notice water marks or stains on ceilings and walls around your home.  These are all signs that roof damage is present.

  • Check your yard: Pieces of shingle or flashing can often be torn from your roof during a storm.  Typically these are from areas of the roof that were weakened or previously damaged.  If you do notice some roof debris after a storm, it is a good idea to take a closer look, or have your roof inspected by a local, trusted roofing company.

  • Check where your roof meets other areas of your home:  Any place that your roof connects to walls or other parts of your home to make a seam can be vulnerable to storm damage.  Inspect the condition of your exhaust pipes, valleys, edges and other structurally adjacent angles. 

  • Identifying hail damage:  If one of these summer storms brings hail with it, it’s important to know what hail damage looks like.  It typically looks like dimples.  These can be seen on the surface of your shingles as well as siding.

While these rounds of rain and thunderstorms seem like they’ll never end, it’s important to make sure your roof is healthy enough to protect your home.  If you notice any of these signs of storm damage, call the roofing company that is familiar with our south Louisiana weather and has been helping Baton Rouge home and business owners for over 50 years.  Cribbs Incorporated has the experience and expertise to take care of your roofing needs.  For more information, click here.

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Topics: storm damage

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