Choose Your Contractor Wisely
By Stan Lehr
This week’s severe weather leaves property owners negotiating with insurance companies, disaster officials–and home repair contractors.
“If something looks too good to be true or doesn’t look legitimate, then I think there’s more than cause to take a pause,” says Christopher “Chris” Wright, President of WrightWorks, an Indianapolis home remodeling firm.
The first step, says Wright, should be a call to your insurance provider. That will get the claim processed earlier, which can include assessment of the damage and negotiations. If others are dealing with similar issues, this process can get backed up easily.
And make sure you’re dealing with a reputable firm.