Listen, it’s nothing personal against Craigslist or your neighborhood-friendly handyman. We all love to read Craigslist and look for jobs and such. We also love our handyman! They help us hang shelves, put up those new curtains, and even do a bit of yard work or painting. This may sound familiar — that’s because we’ve written about hiring handymen before.
So, why not hire a handyman from Craigslist to fix your roof?
Why Shouldn’t I Hire a Handyman to Fix My Roof, Gutters, or Siding?
Online directories full of weekend handymen don’t prioritize your personal safety. You don’t know if they have done good work, or even if they have prior criminal offenses including theft or sex violations. Indiana’s License Boards perform background checks as part of their licensing process.
Bauerle Roofing is a Licensed Contractor in Indiana
Depending on local ordinances, your handyman may not be licensed as a roofing contractor. That means they do not possess the required skills and qualifications to properly inspect, repair, or replace your home’s roof, siding, or gutters. We’d bet they aren’t.
Bauerle Roofing is an Insured Contractor in Indiana
Your home is likely your most valuable possession. A repair or replacement gone wrong can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage or replacement. Worse, your handyman could get injured on your property without the necessary liability insurance. We carry workers’ compensation, business, and other liability insurance to protect you and your home.
Bauerle Roofing Is Part of the Central Indiana Economy
Our families live here in central Indiana. Our children attend the schools your children attend. Our small business cares about and contributes to the local economy. Don’t be fooled by fly-by-night contractors that swoop into town when there’s a storm. We’re here long after they leave and can’t service the guarantee they provided you.
Bauerle Roofing are Experts in the Field
Being experts in the field means professional roofing contractors know the best practices for all of your roofing repair needs. They have thousands of hours in the field and that kind of experience is important for an efficient and effective repair. Should you need to have your insurance company reimburse you for repairs, they may not honor the “Craigslist Handyman.” You better check first.
“Lack of maintenance could also come back to bite you after a storm. If your roof was old or not well-maintained before the storm, you could have trouble getting full reimbursement.”Forbes Advisor
Get Your Professional Estimate Today
You don’t want the personal liability that comes with hiring a handyman — especially from Craigslist. (Sorry, not sorry.) Professional roofing contractors are efficient, safe, and effective. We know the local area, and serve the community we all live in. Let’s talk about your roofing repair options today.