If you have a leaky roof you may be wondering how on earth you can afford the cost to fix it. One thing is for sure, the longer that you allow it to go without repair, the more damage that can come from it. When water is allowed to make its way from the outside, in, it can do a lot of harm to your home. Let it sit long enough and it can literally make you sick. There are ways to pay for a leaky roof that are not only affordable. In fact, it may be completely free. Depending on how the damage happened, it may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. The only way to really know is to have a free inspection done by a roofing specialist who knows what to look for.
Many roofers will come and give you a free inspection and not consider the cause of your leaky roof. Unless they are aware of the difference between normal damage and that which comes from storms, they may not be aware that your homeowner’s insurance will cover it. They aren’t really concerned about who writes the check, but obviously you are.
There are other roofers who will do what is called “storm chasing” in the industry. They are roofers who go around and inspect a roof specifically looking to make a dollar off of damage that needs a small repair, by telling you you need a whole new roof. Although a new roof sounds like a great deal, if you don’t need one, it will not come without expense. There is usually a deductible attached to any claim. Once you make a claim it can also go against your rates. Do you really want to pay for a new roof when you don’t need one? What happens when you really do need one?
The problem with most roofers is that you are at their mercy. You can’t physically go up on top of your roof to see what is going on, so you have to believe that they are telling you the truth. A reputable roofer will have ways to, not only demonstrate to you what they see, they will be able to explain in detail what options are available to you to take care of the problem. If someone comes knocking at your door, going up on your roof, and handing you a big bill without showing any proof, it is best to take a pass.
The best way to protect your home is by having a professional free roof inspection. A certified roofer can pinpoint the damage to your roof and give you the options on how best to deal with it. Before you let anyone up on your roof, make sure that you know who they are, and what they are all about. Finding someone local is imperative to getting the quality you want. If someone is just running through town, there is no way to hold them accountable. Only those roofers who have established roots in the area are able to finish the job and stand behind their work.
If you are in need of a free roofing inspection in the Charlotte area, call Atlantic. Not only a member of the better business bureau, they are here to make a presence and not planning on going anywhere. A roofer you can trust, they are able to go from inspection, to claim, to finished project, all with the professionalism you desire and deserve.