You believe your home has sustained some damage, but you’re not sure if you should make an insurance claim. You have a lot of questions:
- Is it worth it to make a claim?
- How can you tell if the damage will cost more than your deductible?
- Will your rates go up just for calling your insurance company?
All of these are valid questions. For these questions and more, contact us and we’ll do what we can to help you decide your best course of action.
Selecting a Contractor
Once you’ve decided to proceed with a claim, how do you select a contractor? Your insurance company may have a list of preferred contractors, who may be good and reputable, but maybe you have never heard of most of them and chances are wouldn’t hire them if your insurance company wasn’t involved. In these circumstances, many people are just pleased that they are getting a considerable amount of work done for only the cost of their deductible, so they just go along with their insurance company’s selection. However, insurance companies will not force you to use their recommended contractors. You can select your own contractor, just as you would, with the proper care and research, if you weren’t making an insurance claim. With all due respect to the insurance companies, the reason many of their contractor’s are preferred, is that the insurance company’s prefer to keep costs down. The reality is that they operate a business and have to watch the bottom line. If your insurance company has preferred contractors, you may be satisfied with how everything turns out, but it’s your home and likely your biggest asset, so why not put yourself in a position to be “more than just satisfied”?
Did You Know?
Serving Windsor and area for over 50 years.
The Services We Offer Our Clients At Gauthier Roofing and Siding...
We offer a wide variety of shingle styles and colours to suit any home. Our experienced team knows exactly what’s involved in a “superior roofing system”.
Let us breathe new life into your home and transform it into a wonderful expression of your individual tastes. You will be delighted with our selection.
Our energy efficient replacement windows come in an array of styles, sizes, shapes and colours, along with Low E glass, argon gas and Super Spacer warm edge...
Our steel and fiberglass insulated door systems provide a perfect blend of performance, security and elegance. We’re sure to have something for you.
Let the light in! We can replace an existing skylight or install one in a new location. Not enough room for a skylight? A Sun Tunnel may be the option for you.
We offer custom made seamless aluminum eavestroughing in an array of colours. We use heavy-duty, screw-type aluminum hangers and offer optional covers.
How to Choose a Contractor
Learn the most important steps to take when choosing a contractor to work on your home.
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