Your home insurance is there to protect you, and your insurance company will process a claim for roof damage or roof replacement. But do they protect you with their recommended roofing contractor referrals?
Does your insurance company really know who does great roofing work? Do they know the best roofing contractor in the Shreveport area? Why do you get the names that you get when you ask for a recommendation?
Answer, roofing referrals are either friends of the agent, or the roofer managed to get onto a vendor list when a spot became available. But the recommendations are good, right?
We are replacing a three year old roof in one of Shreveport's premier neighborhoods. Why? Because the insurance company recommended a company on their preferred vendors list. The company that they suggested roofed several homes in this neighborhood and went out of business (well they changed their name a little) after finishing these roofs. Be that as it may, there are a lot of roofs having to be re-roofed after just three years. On this house the roof has leaked into virtually every room. Much of the exterior soffit and fascia is water damaged.
In Louisiana, insurance referral lists are short and are first come, first serve. The lists have nothing to do with quality. Furthermore, your agent has probably never been on a roof to inspect the quality of his referral's work and has no idea if the work is good or not.
Southern Roofing offers a five-year workmanship warranty that says that we believe in our work. Not a one year or a three year, but a five year warranty because our guys have been well trained and do great work. In fact, we have had other roofing companies call us to fix their leaks and screw-ups. Our competition just knows that we are the best roofing company in Shreveport.
If the name you hear when you ask for a referral isn't Southern Roofing, then do your agent a favor and introduce him to Southern Roofing.