Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Did the Recent Hailstorms Kill Your Roof? In Need of a Roofer You Can Trust?

"Though rain is essential, the recent precipitation has left some homeowners with a leaky situation.When it comes to roof damage, you may not see a leak immediately. It could takes years before damage affects the interior of your home.If you were hit by strong storms or hail recently, it makes sense to have your roof checked for storm damage and get in line for a roof replacement covered by your insurance company.

There is no need to rush unless you have water pouring in your roof, so take time to research the contractor you choose. If you're not careful, you could get ripped off -- which is the last thing you want to deal with in the aftermath of storm damage. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when shopping for a roofing contractor:

1. Make sure they have valid insurance, plenty of references, and have been in business for as long as the warranties they are offering you.
2. Check with the Better Business Bureau, and log on to the Internet and see if the company has an office (or not).
3. Check to see if the roofer is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State.
4. A down payment shows good faith on your part, but you should never give a roofer a down payment until the materials are delivered to your driveway, and the crew begins working. This proves the contractor can finance or pay for the materials on his own. Limit down payments to 30%-40% of the contract price, so the roofer has good reason to complete your job."

~Kudzu Connection

If all else fails and you cannot find a suitable, affordable, respected roofer, you can contact our office for one of our trusted vendors:

Milicki and Associates

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