Posts Tagged ‘Selecting a Contractor’

Providence RI Siding Project

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
The homeowner had vinyl siding blow off the house from the last windstorm and high winds this past week, plus shingles loose and starting to fall of the roof. She signed an agreement, and we called the insurance company. The Insurance company wanted us to submit an estimate for vinyl siding on the house. Work order was submitted. We went to the house to seal up the exposed damage and sent a piece of the siding for an Itel report to get the siding material match. Once the report came back, we communicated with the insurance company and the adjuster. We received the report back, so we worked with insurance company to approve the full replacement vs a partial repair. Once the siding was installed, on the whole house we submitted the invoice to the insurance company for payment.

Killer Tornados

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

April 2011 will be recorded as one of the most catastrophic April’s in history. The tornadoes, hail storms and high wind events that ripped across the US has left millions of homes devastated and homeowners scrambling to find reliable contractors to restore their homes.

The below image illustrates the path of destruction on April 27th, 2011: (292 Tornadoes)

April 27th, 2011

The most widely reported on tornado devastated the City of Tuscalosa can be seen in the video below.

Tuscaloosa Tornado Footage

Tips for selecting a contractor:

1. Be aware that many restoration contractors will ask you to sign an agreement. It is important to thoroughly read the contract or agreement before signing.

2. Ask your contractor for references that you can call or stop by to see their work.

3. Ask your contractor to provide you with a copy of their license, solicitors permit, liability insurance & worker’s compensation insurance certificate.

4. Ask your contractor for a copy of their warranty and information whether repairs are serviced locally or from a national office.

5. Check for a local office, verify telephone numbers and where applicable ask for a copy of their business license.

6. Check to see if the contractor is a member of any regional or national industry associations, such as NRCA.

7. Have the contractor explain his project supervision and quality control procedures. Request the name of the person who will be in charge, how many workers will be required and the estimated time of completion.