Dealing with the aftermath of a major weather event can be a long and challenging process. To prevent any further damage to your home, you have to make sure your roofing system is restored to its pre-loss condition–and fast! Storm chaser, however, will try to cash in on the situation, offering immediate and ‘quality’ solutions to the damage your roof has sustained. Avoiding them is the best thing you can do–and this is easy enough once you know which red flags to look for.
One of the trusted roofing companies in the area, Expert Contracting, shares how you can spot and avoid storm chasers:
- They just randomly knock on your door after a storm. No reliable roofing contractor will ever do this since they’ll be busy at their job. The only people who’ll show up at your door and sell you on roof repairs are storm chasers. In this case, what you should do is politely decline, end the conversation, and close the door. Avoid being taken in by their low prices–when it seems too good to be true, it almost always is.
- They keep asking for a large payment upfront. Trusted roof repair or replacement companies usually offer a free inspection and estimate, and will never ask for payment until the job is done. If the contractor you’re talking to is doing the opposite–asking for a large payment prior to doing any work–it’s more likely a scam.
- They are not a local, established business. The fact is that storm chasers never stick around once they’ve done work on your roof. They’ll just take your money and run, leaving you with subpar materials and sloppy workmanship. Ask them where their business is actually based. If they can’t give you a satisfactory answer, or they try to deflect the question, you should take that as a red flag. But what if they give you an actual business name and local address? Don’t leave it at that–a quick phone call or a Google search can confirm whether it’s true.
When in need of a trusted roof replacement company to handle your storm damage repair and restoration, look no further than Expert Contracting. You can always count on us for a smooth experience and the best results. We serve the areas in and around Hamburg, NY. Call us today at (716) 572-7303 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.