Storms occur in many parts of the country, and South Jersey is no different. Strong winds, heavy precipitation, and flying debris are likely to cause damage to many parts of your home. And if a storm causes damage to your roof, you may be looking for a contractor who can carry out timely and quality repairs.
Choosing the right roofing company will ensure you restore the comfort of your home without spending too many nights out in the cold. But what should you expect when seeking roof repairs after a storm? Read on to find out.
It starts with a comprehensive roof inspection
Depending on how severe the storm was, your roof may have suffered many different types of damage. A thorough roof inspection is the only way to find out the true scope of damages incurred. The best roofing contractors will inspect the following parts of your roof:
- The top roof layer for displaced shingles or flashings
- The chimney for missing bricks and stability issues
- The vents for any cracks or water damage
Expect a detailed and accurate quote
After inspection, your roofing contractor in South Jersey should provide a detailed quote of all work to be done. The citation shouldn’t vary significantly from the actual project cost unless some damages weren’t identified during an inspection.
Don’t fall into the AOB trap
Some roofing companies scam homeowners by compelling them to sign an “Assignment of Benefits” clause. This clause allows roofing contractors to claim the funds an insurance company would pay out for roof repairs. In other words, the insurer will deal directly with your contractor (and not you) when repair work is being done.
Some contractors may receive the funds needed to carry out repairs and disappear without doing any work. This is a common problem in areas which have recently been affected by storms or flooding. Make sure your roofing contractor doesn’t have an AOB clause in their contract.
In cases where your roof is severely damaged, you may need an emergency repair solution such as a tarp. Your roofing contractor should be prepared to provide temporary roofing solutions as they work on the larger repair project.
Easy accessibility to the roofing contractor
Finally, you should expect your roofing company to be easily accessible at all times. This means returning phone calls and addressing any concerns you may have during the repair process.
If your roof needs repairs after a storm, don’t hesitate to contact Surf & Turf Roofing in South Jersey. We specialize in many types of roof repairs, including shingle roofing, flat roofing, and gutters. Consider us your one-stop-shop for getting your roof back in shape after a storm.