Hurricane season has begun in South Florida, and we’re already experiencing bad weather.
It’s time to protect one of your most valuable possessions: your roof.
In case your roof experiences damage this hurricane season, it’s advised to start looking for a local contractor now, before any damage has occurred, so you can carefully select the right person to do the job.
A roofing contractor in Palm Beach Gardens will thoroughly inspect your roof, and make the necessary repairs, installations, and replacements. At Chris Barbara Development, we are a local building and roofing contractor with 39 years of experience.
Can you repair it yourself?
Depending on the damage, you probably think you can prepare your own roof instead of hiring a roofing contractor in Palm Beach Gardens. That may be true, but what’s more likely is, you don’t have the knowledge, training, and techniques of a licensed contractor.
Even if you understand basic roof maintenance, it doesn’t equate to the experience of a contractor, unless you have worked in the roofing industry.
If you have done repairs in the past, it’s recommended that you hire a professional to inspect your roof and your old repairs before South Florida enters the thick of hurricane season.
This will help to ensure your roof is in good condition to withstand the bad weather to come, and that the repairs you made in the past were done properly.
Find a Local Contractor
If you have made the decision to hire a professional roofing contractor in Palm Beach Gardens, you’ve made the right decision.
Now comes the hard part: finding an honest and reliable contractor.
When looking for a company, it’s best to go local.
This way, you hire someone who understands local roofing codes, the required documents to obtain, and other compliance rules and regulations in your area.
Furthermore, you can quickly and easily get in touch with a local company.
If there are issues that need to be resolved, or you have additional questions, you can call the company or drive by to their physical address.
You should only hire a contractor if they have a physical office as we do at Chris Barbara Development. If you need to get in touch, you can always find us at 4097 Cedar Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Avoid Out-Of-Town Contractors
Homeowners try to save money by hiring a roofing contractor who arrives in town right after a serious storm. These contractors are also known as “storm chasers.”
Although they offer lower prices than most in the field, their work is subpar, and their customer satisfaction rates are low. However, if they do a poor job, it will be impossible to get in touch with them.
Just as quickly as they come into town, they’re gone, and you’re stuck with a poorly repaired roof.
The alternative is to find a local contractor whose reputation you can trust.
The experienced team at Chris Barbara Development has one simple goal: make our clients’ construction experience an extremely positive one.
We achieve this by utilizing state-of-the-art construction management tools and procedures to get the job done right, which is why we’ve been in business for 39 years.
It may go without saying, but you should always check the company’s reviews before you hire a contractor. You can read the customer testimonials on their website, but also check third-party review websites, as they are unbiased and give a better look at the company’s customer service.
Protect Your Interests
Once you have hired a roofing contractor in Palm Beach Gardens, there are a few things you should obtain and verify to protect your interests.
- Written contract
- State license
- Insurance information
Before they begin work, ask for a written contract.
Make sure it clearly stipulates the services that will be provided, includes the costs and, preferably, payment method.
Don’t sign any contract until you know that the contractor has a state license. You can verify this by contacting the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Additionally, you should find out if they have general liability insurance and workers’ compensation, so you aren’t liable for accidents.
Contact Chris Barbara Development
Protect your roof this hurricane season. Contact Chris Barbara Development for our general contracting services at (561) 312-2717.