Home Insurance: Tips on Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Home Insurance Tips on Choosing a Roofing ContractorHome Insurance: Tips on Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Wind gusts and severe storms can cause significant damage to homes. It can tear off roofs, rip off portions of siding, shatter windows, down trees, and cause power outages. While you hope that your home never sees any significant damage, if it does, you should seize the opportunity. When repairing storm damage on your home, you want to make sure you rebuild stronger to minimize future damage.

A key to repairing storm damage is a strong roof. The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has some tips on how to prepare your home against future storms, and specifically on how to choose the right professional roofer so you get the strongest, safest, and most durable roof possible.

A new roof can be expensive, but making the most of the money you invest now will pay dividends in the future. If you hire a roofer, choose a reputable professional since proper installation directly impacts the performance of your roof. Here are some tips on how to choose a professional roofer.

  • Look for an established, licensed, bonded professional.
  • Check their references.
  • Ask to see the contractor’s certificates of insurance. Make sure the liability and workers comp insurance is current
  • Make sure to discuss any available warranties from the manufacturers and the roof contractor.

You can also check to see if they are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NCRA) to help owners pre-qualify roofing contractors.

Once you get your new roof, you want to make sure you get complete comprehensive coverage. The Byrnes Agency can help you with everything from determining the preferred amount of personal liability coverage to include in your policy to extended replacement cost coverage to cover the full value of your personal property. Contact us today for more information about out Connecticut homeowners insurance policies.