General Contractor vs Roofer

Hail Damage: Call a General Contractor or Roofer? | Sage Advice Blog

General Contractor vs Roofer

Which Should You Hire to Handle Hail Damage?

You and your family just survived a frightening hailstorm, like so many that tear through our north Texan neighborhoods. Now you’re left with the difficult process of finding a trustworthy contractor to repair the hail damage to your home.

There’s no shortage of people to call. For the past few days contractors and roofers of all sorts have been driving down your street as if in a slow parade handing out cards and sales materials.

Most homeowners don’t have the time and experience to manage such an unexpected and demanding project.  Finding contractors to repair the damage as well as negotiating with an insurance company, and managing the repair work take much time and energy.

One of first and most helpful questions you can ask at such a time is whether to hire a General Contractor or several specialty contractors, such as a roofer for hail damage.  Although many contractors will seek your business and offer special deals, it often makes more sense to hire a General Contractor to manage all your repairs:

  • A General Contractor coordinates all of the trades. That means you don’t have to go through the time-consuming process of evaluating bids from several different companies in each trade. A good General Contractor will bid the sub jobs to qualified companies and negotiate the price for you.
  • A quality General Contractor has a staff on hand to work with your insurance company to make sure it pays for every damaged item. That means you don’t have to worry about overlooking something.  At Sage we have several insurance certified employees to handle the insurance company for you. We will schedule with your insurance company to be sure all damage is noted.  Our staff is experienced with storms. We know what to look for and how to talk with your insurance provider.  If your insurance company has not covered you enough for a storm’s damage, we will go back and negotiate a better price to ensure all of your repairs are covered.
  • A good General Contractor will also manage each of his sub-trades to make sure the work is done properly and with the proper safety precautions. That means you don’t have to spend your time managing the coordination and quality of the different workers. You also have the comfort knowing that your General Contractor is ultimately responsible for the quality of the work in each area.
  • A General Contractor gets paid for his work, and it’s free to you! An insurance company will not reimburse you for your time spent working as your own general contractor, but they will pay the General Contractor you hire.

Sage General Contractor is qualified and experienced to take on the management of your storm damage project.  It is our business to help you return your home back to better than it was before the storm.

Sage has over 40 years of builder experience.  We are licensed, bonded, and have a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty.  We use only quality materials installed by seasoned professionals.  The staff at Sage includes a Trained Expert in claim assistance as well as a licensed Adjuster to make sure your damage is fully covered.  We are fully insured for your protection.

Call Sage General Contractor (972-420-6500) or contact us here for a free, no obligation inspection of your home.  We understand it’s your home, and we can ensure your home will be returned back to the way you love it.