When your area experiences harsh weather, there is a whole list of concerns that can bother you and dealing with scams and fraud from unscrupulous individuals just makes things worse. The intention is to rip off insurance companies by intentionally adding more damage to your home, or quickly inflict one, and pretend to make repairs, albeit unnecessarily so. This is particularly easy with hail damage because all they need to be doing is make dents and holes to your siding or roofing.
You stand to incur more damage and costs because they use low-quality products and their untrained hands guarantee bad work. Who knows if they are even trained to work on a roof or siding? Here are some ways you can avoid having to deal with fraud:
- Don’t mind mass produced flyers. Companies do not need to spread information about them in this way; if they are reputable and locally known, you would already have heard about them from the community or read about them on the internet. At the very least, if they do produce flyers, they would be of high quality printing.
- Try to determine your own needs. Some contractors are very creative and can entice you to hire them to make unnecessary repairs. These people target those whom they identify to have no knowledge about their own home’s problems, so it’s important that you educate yourself about your needs. Armed with some knowledge, you can identify if someone is simply taking you for a ride.
- Take photographs before and after repair jobs. Doing this can help you in your insurance claim and can also reveal if the people you hired added on to the damage instead of actually making repairs.
Harsh weather conditions like hailstorms and strong winds are common in the Indianapolis area and there are a lot of reputable contractors there. However, if you want a company that can assist you in processing an accurate and complete insurance claim then call A+ Roofing’s highly skilled restoration crew. Licensed and completely insured, we are certified by all the manufacturers of products we use.
We also specialize in hail and wind damaged exteriors, which you can see here: http://www.aplsroofing.com/storm-damage/hail-and-wind-damage/. We only use the highest quality materials for replacement or repairs. Empowered by years of experience and advanced software, our team of certified professionals will inspect your losses and assist you in your insurance claims in the most honest way that no other contractor can give you.