Choosing a reputable Chicago roofer is important because unfortunately, not everyone in this business has your best interests at heart. There are a few things that you should be on the lookout for when you are picking a company.
The first thing you should look for is how long the company has been established in your area. If they are new to town you might want to avoid working with them because there are some companies that pop up and disappear after they have collected your hard earned money.
The next thing that is important is to look at their reviews. See what people are saying about them and get a feel for what kind of work they do. If you see a negative review ask them what happened.
You can also ask the company to show you some of their other work so you can see for yourself what there work looks like before you give them any of your money.
That can help you avoid being taken advantage of like the victims from this story:
Action 9 confronts roofer accused of taking insurance money for jobs not done | WFTV OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Action 9 investigated a roofing contractor who customers claim collected their insurance checks, but never installed new roofs. It’s a company Todd Ulrich first exposed for telling customers that they had hail damage that didn’t exist.
Orange County man says roofing company hijacked his insurance claim
“Why don’t you have a new roof?” asked Ulrich.
“Good question, because they disappeared,” Felix Bermudez said about ELR Restoration.
He said he hired ELR Restoration to replace his roof after the company found hail damage.
Bermudez said he gave ELR control of his insurance claim, and ELR cashed his $5,400 insurance check, but that he never got a new roof. Read more…