10 Easy Steps To A New Roof

When it comes to storms, living in Amarillo, Texas can be intense. So can dealing with the repair process. Below we have supplied you with some helpful information that can get you moving along in this process. We'd love to be your Amarillo roofing company, so if you think we can help you any further, give us a call.

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It's easy, just follow these steps.

  1. Contact Roof Spotters, Inc. - We will give a no-cost inspection of your roof, mark damage, measure your roof and meet with your adjuster if necessary. Call us at 806-372-4149

  2. Call your insurance agent or claims office. Report date and nature of loss. i.e. – May 28, 2013- hail

  3. Call, fax, or email Roof Spotters, Inc. when you receive your insurance paperwork. We will check measurements, and work with your adjuster to insure that each homeowner receives the proper amount of insurance money

  4. If you have a mortgage company, call them when you receive your insurance check. (The check will be made to both of you.) If the mortgage company is out of town, get mailing instructions and send the check for their endorsement.

  5. Roof Spotters, Inc. will answer any and all roofing questions about roofing products - Heavy shakes, medium shakes, cedar shingles, architectural design composition, tile, metal tile, etc. We will fill out a detailed contract, and schedule an installation date.

  6. When you receive your check back from the mortgage company, deposit it in your savings account. (Never pay any contractor until work has been completed to your satisfaction.)

  7. We will call you one to three days before work begins. You will need to get your car out of the garage. Our crews will back up in your driveway and carry the roofing trash over the roof to their truck.

  8. After work is completed, inspect your new roof, yard, landscaping, gutters, and driveways to make sure all meets your approval.

  9. Use the insurance money in your savings account to pay Roof Spotters, Inc. At this time we will give you a final billing. You will send this final bill to your insurance. When the balance of your money arrives, get mortgage endorsements if necessary, then drop it by our office, send it in the mail, or call us and we will pick it up.

  10. Sit back, enjoy your new high quality roof and tell everyone you know how easy these 10 steps were. At this point we will be friends for life.

Selecting a Contractor

Ever heard the term “storm chaser”? These contractors come from out of town trying to steal business from locally owned companies, and vacate when business is slow, leaving their customers out to dry if they need any kind of repair or maintenance. It is always a good idea to contract with locally owned businesses in your area. Roof Spotters is an Amarillo established and owned roofing company.

Here are some helpful steps to follow when choosing your contractor:

  • Check the company status with the Better Business Bureau
  • Is the roofing company a member of the Amarillo Roofing Association
  • Is the roofing company certified by Roofing Contaractors Association of Texas
  • Insist on an “on the job” foreman
  • Insist on daily job clean up and inspections
  • Never pay cash up front
  • Document the number of years the company has been in business in your area
  • Ask how long the roofers have been employed by the roofing contractor
  • Make sure the roofing material will be installed in compliance to the manufacturers’ specifications and guidelines
  • Insist on an after project walk through inspection

Did you know we're certified by the state of Texas?

We are certfied with the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. It is our goal to not only provide Amarillo roofing services that are top quiality but also a trustworthy experience. Please read more about the importance of selecting a certfied roofing company. You can also see our certifcation information at the Roofing Contaractors Association of Texas website.

Submitting a Claim

  • If you feel damage of any kind has occurred to your property, contact your insurance agent for an inspection and report on the extent of damage.
  • At that point your insurance agent will authorize any temporary repairs that are needed to prevent any further damage to your property.
  • It is always a good idea to take pictures and document any damage prior to making any temporary or permanent repairs.
  • Please keep all of your receipts for any emergency repairs that are made in order to be properly reimbursed by your insurance company. 
  • An insurance adjuster will be assigned to your claim and an appointment will be made to inspect your damage.
  • Do not make any permanent repairs until your insurance adjuster has had the opportunity to assess all of the damage incurred.
  • Once the adjuster has completed the inspection, you will receive a claim sheet outlining the scope of damage and the amount of funds that will be available to you for repairs. 
  • Our staff has extensive experience in working with all of the major insurance companies in your area. Please feel free to call on us to help you with this process.