We are coming to the season of high winds and possible strong thunderstorms. As you know we are in the ‘Tornado Alley’ (central US states), and we tend to get high winds in the spring time. With the high and strong winds, you are bound to have some of your roof shingles being blown off the roof.
As a homeowner, you should always walk around the house to check after the storm has passed. Hopefully you will not see shingles on the ground. If you do, don’t panic. You will just have to get a roof repair company to come out and fix the missing shingles.
But beware. After a major storms, you will see a lot advertising for roof repair. As a consumer, you should be aware when looking for a roof repair company.
- Find a reputable company. Ask your friends, family, or neighbors if they know of any roof repair company. They might give you names of who to contact and some might even tell you who to stay away.
- Ask them how much will it cost before they start on the job. Make sure you know who much it will cost before they go up to your roof to fix anything. Once they are done, you will be obligated to pay them. It is good to agree on the price to know the ballpark cost.
- Don’t be tempted to get a company to come out immediately. Roofing company will be busy if there was a major storm that went through. You might see a lot of roofing company that around. Beware of the ‘fly-by-night’ businesses that claim to be a roofing company. If you are hiring one, make sure to ask if they are insured.
- If you call a company and they are book solid, ask them if they would recommend you another company. If they are a good company, they will help you to find another company that they trust.
Be an informed homeowner. It is always good to keep a list of repair folks. Beware and make an informed decision.