Let’s play out a common scenario.
You are at home. A storm starts to blow through. As the night goes on the storm gets stronger with strong winds and debris being thrown about. All of a sudden, you hear a loud scraping on the roof. You rush upstairs to find that water is slowly starting to drip into your home. As the storm passes, you realize the damage done to your roof is much more extensive than you first anticipated. It turns out, you’re going to need extensive repairs for both the roof and siding of your home.
Not only do you need to go through the process of filing an insurance claim on your roof, but you need to pick the right construction company. If you have found yourself in this situation or a situation similar to it, you know the headache this can cause. Don’t worry though, we can help! Here are six tips to help you navigate finding the right construction company and enjoying your home again.
When you start your search for a construction company you always want to ask friends and family for any recommendation. However, you also want to look up the Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating posted for any company that is recommended. With the BBB, You can see positive reviews as well as complaints from customers. Also, don’t forget to check out other review systems such as Google Reviews. If a company is doing good work there will be people talking about it online.
While most companies try to be upfront and honest about costs, some do not. Some construction companies will try to “upcharge” you as the building process goes on. Whether you are trying to negotiate a roof repair job or add on another bedroom to your home make sure you know all the details before signing a contract. Additionally, ask to view a construction company’s warranty policy before signing anything. A warranty can prevent you from paying any more money should something go wrong with the project. If a company won’t show you that upfront, they probably aren’t worth doing business with. This is one of the most important traits to consider when selecting a construction company.
When looking for a construction company you want somebody who has experience with your problems. In our example, you would want to look for a company that specializes in roof repairs. This may lead you to choose a company that specializes in residential roofing. When you meet with a construction company they should be able to give you detailed information about how to solve your problems and help you with your insurance.
When dealing with any construction project it can be hard to map out a time frame. There are many factors at play such as weather, time of day, preferences of the homeowner, that may make a workable time frame hard to nail down. When you start your search for a construction company, ask them how long it would take to complete a job. Ask for specific information regarding how many people it would take to complete a job on time, and the cost of materials.
Before choosing any construction company, make sure they are known for being reliable with their time frames. Reach out to previous customers and ask about their experiences as well. You never want to sign a contract with a company that is unreliable.
Safety and security should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind when completing a job. Not only should a company be aware of the health and safety of its crew members, but anyone on the job site. Ask the potential company how they uphold the OSHA guidelines and how they will keep you and your family safe while they complete repairs.
This may seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised to discover how many people forget to ask for certification in an area. Don’t just ask about schooling, but rather licenses to work in your area. You don’t want to have your home fixed only to find out you possibly violated the law!
Are you looking for a construction company that fits all of these criteria and more? Galaxy Construction and Roofing can help you fix your home or any other project! If you want the best in the galaxy, then there is only one place to go! Contact us today to find out how we can help you!