Truth About Insurance Company Preferred Contractor
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Is It Necessary To Utilize The Contractors Recommended By Your Insurer?
Typically, a home owner does not have any obligation to use any contractors that are recommended to them by their insurer. It is still considered wise to contact the claims department of your insurer and double check. When it comes to replacing the roof of your home, this is a very serious endeavor that requires careful consideration and a great deal of thought.
Roof replacement is one of the most vital renovations a home owner can take on, so it is crucial to make sure the new roof will be of the best quality, durability and cause no further issues for the home owner. While a preferred contractor may be able to do the job, it never hurts to obtain a few different quotes from various contractors. Shopping around helps home owners find the best deal for their money. When it comes time to make this important decision, the only person who matters is yourself.
Who Is In Charge Of A Preferred Contractor?
Upon being hired, a preferred contractor finds themselves between a rock and a hard place. Since such a large portion of their yearly income is derived from the referrals of insurance companies, no contractor wishes to put this valuable revenue stream in jeopardy. But they also have a loyalty to their clients, including you, and if their work is not up to par, this could damage their relationship with you and lead to poor word of mouth.
When choosing a contractor, it becomes the client’s responsibility to decide where the contractor’s loyalties lies and select accordingly. Picking a contractor who will make sure all of your needs come first and foremost should be one of the chief factors in this decision. By giving their overall demeanor a thorough evaluation, you should be able to determine their level of commitment to your project.
Some questions you should be asking yourself upon meeting a potential contractor are:
1. Is your job truly meaningful to them or are you just another paycheck?
2. Are they going to be willing to take the time it requires to ensure that all of your needs are met?
3. What is their level of willingness to go above and beyond what the insurer is going to pay for?
4. Will they deliver an assessment that lets you know how much work is required and work out their payment with the insurer?
Will You Save Money By Hiring A Preferred Contractor?
In life, you usually get exactly what you pay for. Home renovations are no different. While you may be able to obtain a lower quote from a different company, there is no guarantee that the quality of their work will be able to meet your expectations. Low prices and top notch work are not typically two things that go together.
These renovations can be deceptively simple, leading home owners to believe that almost anyone is able to do the job for them. Even if a contractor has the ability to install your new roof or change the shingles, the job is not completed at installation. Installation is a very small part of the overall job.
If installation is not done properly, then you will be spending more money down the line to fix all of the new issues that arise. If every aspect of the job is completed in the correct manner, it will not be long before you are in need of further repairs.
Most leaky roofs are caused by flashing that has not been replaced or has begun to deteriorate. When hiring a contractor, be sure to ask what their plans are for your flashing and see if there are willing to do a full replacement.
Safeguarding The Investments Made In Your Home
If you are asking yourself whether or not you should use a preferred contractor, then you are asking yourself the wrong question. What you should be asking yourself is which contractor is going to deliver the highest quality work. The contractor’s situation or affiliation is unimportant. What is important is safeguarding all of the money you’ve invested in your home by making sure a durable, trouble free roof is installed and/or renovated.
Be sure to give us a call as soon as possible so that we can perform a thorough inspection on your home, free of cost. Our company is committed to helping you through this difficult process by explaining the damages and necessary repairs to you in language that is easy to understand.
Not only will you have access to a top quality inspection and years of renovation expertise, but you will also receive an assessment of your roof that is performed independently, with an eye towards making sure each and every one of your needs is met. Our aim is not to give you the roof you had, but the roof you deserve, a roof that is even better than the one you had before.
We also recognize the difficulties that are involved when dealing with an insurance company. Knowing this, our team helps you by working with the insurance company for you, providing a necessary buffer between you and them, lowering your stress level. The process of home renovation is already packed with tension and anxiety, and our objective is to relieve this pressure. Your home deserves exceptional work, no matter which contractor you select.