You must have your roof inspected not only regularly, but also following a severe storm. Make sure to be careful when hiring a contractor at a time like this because storm chasers may be walking throughout your neighborhoods. These people are scammers that are looking to take advantage of homeowners. They claim that your roof needs repairs or a replacement when it doesn’t or disappear with the job half done.
Here are tips on spotting and avoiding storm chasers.
Keep Track of Your Roof’s Condition
After a storm, check your roof from the ground, and see if any shingles have fallen off. It will also help to know the leak-prone areas of your roof, such as flashings or penetrations. Research on what kinds of damage different weather events can do. The more you know about your roof, the more you can avoid a storm chaser.
Reputable Roofers Don’t Ask for Large Upfront Payments
A reliable won’t ask for a big upfront payment for their services like storm damage roof repair. Good roofers even provide free inspections and won’t ask for the complete payment unless the work is finished. Think twice about a roofer who is requesting a large payment even before the project starts because you’re probably being scammed.
Hire a Local Roofing Contractor
As much as possible, choose a local, experienced contractor for your roofing project. Ask your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues for referrals. A local roofer can also respond to you and address your problems faster. Storm chasers are not from the town and will be out of touch once they’re done with your home.
For quality storm and hail damage repair services, choose Scro’s Roofing Company. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. Call us at (919) 461-0937, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.