User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

28° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update



[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Hiring A Roofer

July 31, 2014, 10:00 PM by Angela Kennecke

Hiring A Roofer

We're approaching two months since the first big hail storm hit Sioux Falls this summer, but damage repair following the storms has yet to slow down.

Body shops are full and roofers have more jobs than they can handle.  But many people still have questions regarding their vehicles, roofs and insurance money.

"I had a foot of hail all around the house and they were big stones," Goodis said.

Marianne Goodis says before she could even call her insurance company, an out-of-state roofer showed up at her door.

"Here they come and we'll look at your roof, free of charge.  And I said, 'Okay, have at it.'" Goodis said.

They told her she needed a new roof, but Goodis questioned that because she had just replaced hers three years ago.

"It seemed to me I shouldn't need a new roof right after a hail storm, even though it was a bad hail storm," Goodis said.

"I always tell people, verify who you are working with, get referrals, look in the phone book, the local best--know who is going to be getting up on your roof," Insurance Agent Bryan Kouri said.

Insurance Agent Bryan Kouri says he's seen a lot of out-of-state roofers try to pass themselves off as local companies.

"We've had business cards given to our insured and they're mini-storage units--that's their location; or they're forwarding companies," Kouri said.

Kouri says some even write into the contract that they can charge as much as 30 percent more than the insurance company will pay.  Goodis called her insurance company who sent out another roofer that gave her a second opinion.

"And they looked over the roof and said, 'No I didn't need a new roof,'" Goodis said.

That roofer told Goodis she just has minimal damage.

"At this point what I may do is call the roofer up who put this roof up originally and see what he has to say," Goodis said.

If there is a big difference between an insurance adjustor's and a roofer's estimates, they will usually meet with the homeowner to resolve it.  If you do get an insurance check for storm damage and cash it without making repairs, you won't be able to file a claim when the next storm hits.

If you think you have damage from the June hail storms, it's not too late to file a claim with your insurance company.  But you may have to wait months to book a roofer.

Hiring a roofing contractor you can trust

Previous Story

Next Story




View business

You may also like

Board Of Education Member Had Multiple Contracts With State

11/23/2015 6:05 PM

That means in addition to her state salaries at USD and Northern State, Duncan earned an additional $124,000 in contracts from the Department of Educa...

Full Story | Watch
Fired GEAR UP Worker Defends Stacy Phelps

11/24/2015 6:05 PM

When the state pulled its multi-million dollar GEAR UP contract from Mid Central Educational Co-Op in September, all the current GEAR UP workers were ...

Full Story | Watch
Bison Ranch Owner By Turner Gets Permit For Feedlot Addition

11/25/2015 1:35 PM

Stanley County commissioners have approved a feedlot at a bison ranch owned by media mogul Ted Turner.

Full Story
Some Black Friday Deals Are Not Deals

11/23/2015 4:51 PM

Recent research found just because something is called a doorbuster doesn't mean it's significantly discounted.

Full Story
City Of Sioux Falls Buying Homes In Area that Floods

11/24/2015 6:05 PM

Homeowners have the option to voluntarily sell their house if they are concerned about flooding or if they have had problems with flooding. By tearing...

Full Story | Watch