With the damage caused by Hurricane Florence, there will be an influx of vendors coming to Wilmington, NC, to help assist with the rebuild. The most common question is, “Who can I trust?”
We are here to help you make the best choice when selecting a vendor. Use this hurricane damage checklist to assist in your decision:
- Choose a local business. While it may be enticing to work with an out-of-town vendor who promises to do the work quickly or immediately, our local businesses are the heartbeat of the community. They employ local workers and spend their money supporting our local economy.
- Are they insured? You will always want to choose an insured business.
- How long have they been in business? Did they just recently set up their business locally? You’ll want an experienced team for your rebuild. Check out their website and Facebook pages to see if they have been in business for a while or have just set up shop.
- Check with the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) and ask for BBB reviews or complaints.
- Read online reviews. Get a feeling for the company you are working with based on their positive reviews and also by their responses to negative reviews.
- Ask for references. Find out the names and phone numbers of at least 3 local people who they have done business with. Then make the phone calls to reach out to those people. Did they do the work as promised?
- Get everything in writing. Reputable companies will always give you a written estimate.
- Don’t pay in cash, and don’t pay in full before the work is completed.
- Don’t sign anything until you are 100% sure you want to work with the company. Even if they say it is not a contract, if they have your signature, you are in a contract.
- Go with your gut. You get what you pay for. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Atlantic Roofing Company was here before the storm, and we will be here after the storm. While we hope you choose Atlantic Roofing Company, if you do work with another vendor, please follow these tips to make sure your money is well spent, and the work is done well.