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Storm Damage: 4 Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor

17 May 2019

A Professional You Can Trust

If your home in Central Iowa has suffered storm damage, it’s vital to have a professional you can trust. When a storm strikes your property, it can be overwhelming. Not only must you worry about repairing the damages, but you have to worry about insurance, keeping your home safe during the process, and your finances. The last thing you need to worry about is getting scammed by an unreliable contractor looking to take advantage of an already vulnerable situation.

 

Joe Smith Owner HSI
Joe Smith, our founder, has more than 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry, and all of our team members are trained and certified in the products we install.

 

At Home Solutions of Iowa, we make the process of restoring your home as stress-free as possible. From the initial roof inspection to the final touches, we will take care of everything. With a HAAG Certified Residential Roofing Inspector on staff, we can effectively and efficiently inspect and assess damage to the roof of your home, which means you can be confident that the storm damage inspection is in expert hands.

 

Tom Anderson of Home Solutions of Iowa is a HAAG Certified Residential and Commercial Roof Inspector in Des Moines and Central Iowa.
Tom Anderson of Home Solutions of Iowa is a HAAG Certified Residential and Commercial Roof Inspector in Des Moines and Central Iowa.

 

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Storm Damage Needs

 

  1. Use Your Resources. There are many resources out there to help narrow down the initial list of who to call. The first place we suggest to start is the Better Business Bureau for accreditation and reviews; then look to your local Chamber of Commerce.
  2. Initial Communication. During the initial phone call, ask for a copy of their license and insurance to make sure that they are in good standing and their certifications are all valid. It’s equally important to ask for references – both past customers and vendors.  Any good contractor will have no problem offering a little extra information to help gain the trust of a potential customer.
  3. Get an Estimate. Make sure that everything is itemized, and the scope of work is clearly defined. Pay attention to the communication and response time throughout the entire process of these initial conversations.
  4. Get It in Writing. Once you’ve chosen which contractor you want to use, ask for a written contract. Included should be the full cost of the work, the payment structure indicating when payment is due, and a timeline of when to expect the project to be completed.

 

Peace of Mind Home Improvement

Choosing the right contractor for the job can be a tedious process, but it will be less stressful if you choose a reputable company that you can trust. Home Solutions of Iowa has 20+ years of Midwest remodeling experience and have served over 26,000 homes in the area. We stand behind the quality of our materials, our labor and our warranties, which sets us apart.

 

Pictured is Rocky, one of our Home Solution Experts stopping by to check in with Mike and the installation process of his new GAF® roofing and LeafGuard® gutter systems!
Pictured is Rocky, one of our Home Solution Experts stopping by to check in with Mike and the installation process of his new GAF® roofing and LeafGuard® gutter system after severe hail damaged his home in Bondurant, Iowa.

 

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