Millions of people need a residential contractor every year. We recently talked to WFAA about ways you can protect your home and family from being ripped off by crooked contractors.
Learn how you can avoid common homeowner mistakes when hiring a contractor.
The roof over your home or business is designed to protect you from nature’s harshest elements. But most people don’t think to have it inspected or maintained until water finds its way through cracked or compromised shingles, causing thousands of dollars in irreversible damage and costly repairs.
Even worse, the urgency of water damage can lead otherwise savvy and discerning homeowners to hire unqualified, dishonest contractors who take advantage of the situation.
Lawrenz Contracting is a local Dallas Fort Worth-based roofing company that prioritizes great customer experiences. Our talented and experienced team leans on more than a decade of industry knowledge and quality workmanship to protect your biggest investment while avoiding costly mistakes that devalue your home or business.
Owner Russ Lawrenz is a native North Texan and Haag-certified roof inspector and licensed property and casualty adjuster. Prior to launching Lawrenz Contracting, he was widely recognized as a top insurance adjuster for two nationally-acclaimed insurance companies.
Lawrenz has used this experience to streamline insurance claims for home (residential) and business (commercial) owners. He also offers insurance appraisal an umpire services for policyholders and insurance carriers.
Lawrenz is widely regarded by his clients for providing thorough, honest and the most positive experience possible when assessing and repairing their storm-damaged roofs.
The short answer is no. Insurance companies set aside a pool of money each year to pay for regional storm damage claims, which are considered an “Act of God or Nature.” After all, you can’t control where, when or how hard weather hits your home. Your homeowner’s insurance will increase or decrease based on the number of aggregate, or regional, of claims processed, whether or not you file a claim.
You can, but this is not always the best option. Some vendors pay to be on the “preferred” list, and nothing distinguishes them from any other company. As a former field adjuster for 8 years for two national carriers, I found out firsthand that the “preferred” insurance carrier contractors were no better than non-preferred. In fact, in my experience, they were worse. I had more complaints of horrible experiences from these so called “preferred” vendors. Their workmanship warranties are also for only 3-5 years tops, that’s it. Choosing a company that meets all of the standards outlined above will give you the best options available on the market.
Great work deserves a great warranty. We offer our own 6-year workmanship warranty. This is separate from the roofing manufacturers’ warranty on materials. We are completely confident in our high-quality workmanship and our ability to get the job done right the first time, but if you have any problem down the road, we will be there to make it right.
Yes, absolutely! Your roofing specialist can provide you with addresses, names and phone numbers if you wish to see our past roofing projects.
Never hire a roofing contractor that requests any form of payment up front, before they can begin work, regardless of how much you trust them. This is a sign of a roofing company that is not financially sound and could go out of business quickly.