When the snow starts to pile up and icicles are twinkling off your eaves, you may find yourself dealing with a leaking roof. There are several reasons winter roof leaks occur. Regardless of the reason, a repair is now indicated. Here’s what you need to know to start the process.
The first thing you need to determine is the cause of your roof leak. You need a roof inspection. After all, you do not want to let an urgent problem go unattended while you wait for your insurance company to assess the problem. If a temporary repair is needed, save your invoices as it may be reimbursed by your insurance company.
Tri-State Roofing in Lebanon offers free inspections and estimates. Every proposal we prepare will always reflect our best efforts to match the needs of your roof in regards to your budget, manufacturer, insurance, and code requirements.
Insurance Coverage and Your Roof
Armed with an honest quote from a reliable roofing contractor, it’s time to call your Insurance Company. You will need your policy number and the date of the event which damaged your roof. Your insurance company will want to assess whether the damage to the roof can be repaired or if you require a new roof. If the insurance adjuster’s findings disagree with your roofing estimate,ask the insurance adjustor to discuss this with your roofing contractor. You deserve to get every dollar of roofing coverage you paid your insurance company for all these years. Find out what IS covered on your policy.
- Review your insurance policy for your roofing deductible
- Does your insurance company cover living expenses if your home is uninhabitable?
Hiring a Roofer
Sometimes knowing who NOT to hire is just as important as knowing who to hire. After big storms and disasters, watch out for the scammers and subpar contractors. Price should not be the only factor when choosing a roofer. As the saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” RUN!
Your coice for a roofing professional should be based on quality of work and professionalism.
- Get LOCAL References
- Check their BBB Rating
- Look at some of their past work
- Are they timely and professional when responding to you?
- They should have a permanent place of business, preferably LOCAL
- Knowledge of various roof systems
- Get a written proposal
- Are they licensed and/or be bonded
- What Warranties do they offer?
- Ask about their maintenance program
Good Luck on your roofing repair/replacement. If we can be of assistance, please contact Jason Mazzanti of Tri-State Roofing in Lebanon TN at 615.784.4628. We believe in service above all. We cover your valuable assets.
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