How to Choose a Top Quality Roofing Contractor

Brian Southard contractors, damage assessment, Emergency Restoration, Roofing

Due to the cost of installing a new roof, and because your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, it’s important to hire the best roofing company possible. Here are a few ground rules to help you find the best pro for your home. Search Now 1. Talk to Several Contractors Speak with several roofing companies to establish your price range. It’s also important to note that the winning bid should be relative to the overall price of your job. If you’re spending several thousand dollars on your roof, don’t be swayed by the difference of a few hundred dollars. The more time you spend interviewing potential contractors, the better chance you have of getting the roof you need at an affordable price. 2. Research Credentials Checking out your contractor’s work history is a must to ensure a quality job. Ask for licensing and at least three references while interviewing contractors. Any delay of information is usually a bad sign. 3. Review the Contract and Warranties Never sign a contract without a thorough reading. Taking your time to understand the terms of your agreement is important in finding the perfect pro. Also, make sure you understand the warranty that comes with your new roof. A five-year guarantee on the materials and workmanship and a 20 to 40-year warranty on the roof itself are standard. Search Now 4. Cover Your Bases Cover your bases before work begins. Check with your contractor about whether you need to acquire …

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RESTOR Restoration Indianapolis | 3 Simple Steps to Having Your Home Repaired Following a Catastrophe

Markus Kidwell contractors, Emergency Restoration, Home Improvement

When Mother Nature brings her wrath and causes property damage from flood, fire, hail, wind, tornado or even ice…it can be a very stressful and confusing endeavor having repairs made. I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! Following a catastrophe, there are really only 3 Simple Steps that we require our property owner customers to do to ensure that we can properly handle their repairs. Here are the 3 Simple Steps: Call your insurance company following a severe weather event or property issue that needs insurance assistance. File a claim for the damages to your home or business and write down the name and number of your insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Schedule a specific time for the adjuster to come out and see your property. Call your contractor and have the contractor and the insurance adjuster meet at your property to assess the damage TOGETHER. Step 3 is very important. This will ensure that you are properly taken care of because BOTH the insurance representative and the construction professional can meet together to determine your repairs. When that happens, everything goes very smoothly. Here at RESTOR we are constantly meeting with insurance companies in a beneficial relationship that allows us to do our job better and help our customers more quickly and efficiently. Give our expert team a call at 844.4RESTOR for all your restoration needs! We provide full-service repair, restoration, and re-models for fire damage, storm damage, hail damage, mold damage and water damage restoration. Our …

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RESTOR | Choosing The Right Contractor

Markus Kidwell contractors

Choosing the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make so it’s worthwhile to prepare yourself properly. After all it could make all the difference between having a wonderful and fulfilling experience or one that’s a total nightmare! RESTOR is a full service general contractor specializing in commercial and residential properties. Start with your friends and family- You can also talk with a building inspector, who’ll know which contractors routinely meet code requirements. Once you’ve assembled a list, we at Restor recommend that you make a quick call to each of your prospects and ask them the following questions: Do they take on projects of your size? Can they give you a list of previous clients? How many other projects would they have going at the same time? How long have they worked with their subcontractors? A contractor should be able to answer your questions satisfactorily and in a manner that puts you at ease. Check in with your state’s consumer protection agency and your local Better Business Bureau to make sure contractors don’t have a history of disputes with clients or subcontractors. Now that you’ve narrowed your list, put your research to use, call up two or more clients to find how their project went and ask to see the finished product. Throw out the lowball bid! This contractor is probably cutting corners, or worse desperate for work, hardly an encouraging sign in a healthy economy. Beyond technical competence, comfort should play an equal or greater role in your decision. The single most important factor in choosing …