Were you affected by the recent storm?
If you live in Madisonville, Mandeville, Covington, or Hammond, Louisiana, chances are your roof sustained damage due to the recent wind and hail storm in your area. You will see many roofing contractors knocking on your door desiring your business.
Before hiring a roofing contractor please read the following SIX recommendations:
Call your insurance agent for references
Call your insurance agent to get references on local roofing contractors and details on the insurance claim process. The time you have to file an insurance claim varies by carrier, but limits can be as long as one year after the storm. Local roofing contractors will typically have a job backlog after a large storm, however it is better to wait for a reputable company than to be pressured to replace your roof right away by an unqualified contractor.
Verify proper contractor licenses
Verify that the company is properly licensed. It’s the law. Click here to check their name in the state database
Review Better Business Bureau file
Check to make sure that the contractor has an A+ rating. Click here for the BBB
Obtain references. A reputable roofing company should not have a problem supplying at least three local references. Check ours here
Educate yourself on the new law regarding insurance deductibles. More information
Ask for proof of insurance
Demand proof of insurance. A current certificate of insurance will show coverage. Contact the agency on the certificate to verify its authenticity. Click here to see ours.