Is Your Neighbor Having Their Roof Replaced?
Maybe they mention it in passing, or you notice the roofing sign posted in their front yard—or you hear the truck rolling in to load shingles onto the roof. When your neighbor is having their roof replaced, it is a sizable project, and doesn’t go without notice. Sometimes it raises a bit of curiosity, and for good reason.
Some people have their roof replaced as they prepare to list their home on the market. Others have it replaced because it has been thirty years, and it’s simply time. However, the main reason that people have their roof replaced is one to take note of. Oftentimes, when your neighbor is having their roof replaced, it can mean some very good news for you, too.
Here in Kansas City, hail damage is a very real threat to homes, and it often warrants a full roof replacement. If you see a sign in your neighbor’s yard, take a few moments to wander over and ask them about it. If they had an insurance adjuster or roofing company come out to assess their roof for hail damage, and it was found extensive enough to replace the roof, then your roof might be in need of replacing, too. And—if their insurance is covering the cost, then yours might compensate you for your roof also.
This is one reason why the majority of our jobs come from word-of-mouth referrals. When neighbors share experiences with one another and help each other out, then they can find the right contractor to help. Oftentimes when we are in the midst of a job, a neighbor walks over and asks for an inspection, and this is the type of work we love to do. Word-of-mouth is a genuine, authentic form of advertising, and we love to see whole neighborhoods benefiting from our services.
Do you live here? These maps, as well as the following maps throughout this post, detail hail hit areas across Kansas City in 2017
A Few Things To Keep In Mind When Talking To Your Neighbor
If you ask your neighbor about the sign in their yard, or which contractor they are using, beware if they mention that it is a friend or family member. Now, their contact may be quite experienced and able to handle the job. However, it is best to stick with a reputable, local contractor whom you know will have the correct licensing and insurance. This can save you a lot of trouble down the road.
As we mentioned, word-of-mouth is a great help, but you need to make sure you have some extra reputation backing it up. Once you get the name of your neighbor’s contractor, see what you can find out about them online. Make sure their website is professional and informational. Check their online reviews on sites such as Facebook, Google+, and Angie’s List.
You also want to make sure that this contractor has been serving your area for at least five years, preferably more. Time is a powerful thing, especially in the business world, where most businesses close their doors before their three year mark. A company that has been able to weather the storms and build a solid local reputation is one to take note of and give a call.
Do You Live In These Neighborhoods?
You may be seeing more and more roofing signs in your neighbors’ yards if you live in the following areas, which have been struck by significant hail damage in 2017:
Powell Gardens Area
Monticello Business Park Area
81st St. Overland Park
169 and Ward Parkway
Lewis Heights, Raytown
W. Walnut St. Independence
Independence Athletics Complex
Spruce St., Leavenworth
169 in Smithville
Smithville Horizon Elementary School
Main St. Dover
Main St. Mayview
Check out our free interactive hail map to see all hail instances within the past twelve months.
If you own a home or property in these areas, your home may qualify for insurance coverage to repair or replace your roof.
We are a local company based out of Gladstone, and have been serving Kansas City with quality roof repair and replacement for over thirty years. Our team is trained and experienced in managing your whole project–siding, windows, and gutters included when necessary, and to help you with the insurance claim process.
Whether you have noticed your neighbors having their roofs replaced, or you live in one of the many hail affected areas around Kansas City, call us today at (816) 601-0117 or request a free estimate through the form below.