In today’s blog we want to correct a misconception we’ve heard several times in the past few months. It seems that some insurance companies are presenting their contractors as the company that you must use for your storm damage roof repair. No matter what type of insurance claim you have, you have the right to choose the contractor to make the repairs and you should.
Why Their Contractor May Not Be the Best Roofing Company
The goal of any insurance company is profitability. So, when you have a claim, they try to pay out the least amount of money possible. How do they do that? By steering you to a contractor they’ve made arrangements with where they know how much they’ll have to pay. You’ve paid your premiums regularly and shouldn’t have to settle on what may be a less than qualified contractor.
In the case of roof repair and replacement, you want three things in a roofing company.
- Bonded and Insured
Although not all home repair work requires a license, hiring a Virginia Class A contractor for your roof replacement means you’re getting a contractor who has passed the highest level of requirements in Virginia.
A properly bonded company has backgrounded checked their employees. That means they know the background of everyone on your property so you don’t have to worry about workers with criminal histories working on your home. Insurance protects you from liability. If an employee of an uninsured contractor gets hurt while on your property, you may be liable.
Only experienced roofing companies can be members of the NRCA. The same goes for certifications from manufacturers. In order to be a Master Elite roofing contractor with GAF or a Master Shingle Applicator with CertainTeed, you have to prove your company’s abilities. All three require ongoing training from manufactures and trade organizations.
Choose Your Own Contractor for a Quality Job
Filing an insurance claim for storm damage or another natural disaster is stressful enough. You don’t need to be pressured into using a less than qualified roofing company for your roof repair or replacement. Know that you have the right to choose who handles your insurance claim for roofing, siding, windows, and other repairs. Peak Roofing Contractors can help you with your claim with our hassle-free estimates and quality services. We’re licensed, insured, bonded, and have training on all the products we install. As a member of the NRCA you can be assured we’ve exceeded the standard to provide quality workmanship on all our roof repair and roof replacement jobs whether for an insurance claim or just due to the age of your roof. Call 703-468-4769 to schedule your no-hassle estimate today.