Your Rights as a Storm Damage Victim

Your Rights as a Storm Damage Victim

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storm damage repair scams Today we’d like to address a common misconception we’ve had to correct several times these past few weeks. Plain and simple, you have the right to choose who performs your storm damage repair. The insurance company will send an adjustor to evaluate the claim from their perspective. They may give you a roofer or two whom they recommend, but you have the right to call your roofer to provide you an estimate for the storm damage repair.

Storm Chasers Scam Many Homeowners

You’ve seen that headline every time we have a major weather event. Storm chasers come in and take an unsuspecting homeowner’s money and never come back to perform the repairs. This is just one scenario of how homeowners are scammed. Another common scam these storm chasers try is to show up at your home days or weeks after the weather event and say, “Hi, your insurance company sent me to evaluate and handle your storm damage repair.” You should not trust someone who shows up with that statement. Although your insurance company may have contracted with them, chances are high that they are in from somewhere out of the region. Your insurance company wants to pay out as little as possible on the claim so they make agreements with the cheapest per square roofer they can find.

Choose Only Orlando Roofers for Storm Damage Repair

If you sustained damage from Hurricane Irma, you may be frustrated at the time it will take for an Orlando roofer to get to your issue. It’s worth the wait. A local roofer with a proven history in the area should be your only choice. The best way to find a local roofer is to ask a friend or neighbor whom they know and trust and follow up by checking reputable review sites like the BBB, Google, Houzz, or Angie’s List.

When you hire a storm chaser, they won’t be around to stand behind their work. They may not be able to pull permits which can lead to you paying for them and any associated fines. Worse than not being licensed is the fact they may not carry liability and workman’s compensation insurance which could leave you liable for injuries or damage while on your property.

If you still need a reputable Orlando roofer for storm damage repair, call Russ Noyes Roofing at 407-388-7700. We serve Orange and Seminole Counties and have the proper license and insurance and a great reputation. Our workmanship guarantees show how we stand behind every job we do.

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