Your Fresh Start Inc. damage assessment is proof of damage and our home inspection team will back it up. Fresh Starts’ HIU (Home Inspection Unit) will meet your adjuster at your home and physically point out neglected damage if necessary.
After a big storm, neighborhoods are flooded with contractors looking for new business. You will meet all types of contractors after a storm including, the good, the bad, and the ugly. The large contractors in Calgary are usually a safe bet and provide high-quality workmanship. You will see small contractors (a couple roofers with a truck) offering exceptionally low estimates and will knock off thousands to secure a contract.
Material costs are approximately the same for everyone in the industry. In fact, a Large contractor’s material cost is lower because they buy more material from the shingle/siding/etc. vendors. If all the costs are the same (for smaller contractor’s costs are higher), how can a contractor offer you an estimate that is significantly less without sacrificing quality? Be wary of those willing to work for pennies on the dollar because there is a reason for it.
Warranty is of paramount importance to every homeowner. What is covered, by who, and for how long, are the most important questions you need answers to. The average workmanship warranty most insurance companies’ preferred vendors offer is only two to three years. Fresh Start Inc.’s industry leading five-year workmanship guarantee ensures your home is protected by the manufacturers’ lifetime warranty. Roofing manufacturers have strict regulations regarding how their roofs are installed. This can include things like the number of nails per shingle, length of the nail and more. Because of this, it’s strongly recommended that homeowners work with a contractor familiar with the type of roof they are installing.