As 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.
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.