Storm Chasers: How to Spot and Avoid Them

Storm Chasers: How to Spot and Avoid Them

Although storm chasers are the most publicized roofing scammers, many homeowners still struggle to steer clear of them. Their first instinct, after all, would be to fix their roof as quickly as possible after a bout of bad weather. Fly-by-night contractors will take advantage of their stressful situation by arriving at the most convenient time and leaving false promises of restoring their roof for a cheaper cost.

Storm Chasers: How to Spot and Avoid Them

To make sure you’re leaving your roof in the right hands, it’s important to screen your potential roofing contractor carefully. A1 Roofing and Construction discusses what storm chasers are and how to avoid them.

Signs of a Storm Chaser

Storm chasers usually go door-to-door in storm-affected states. They typically provide affordable prices to repair or replace your roof, but only do the bare minimum on the actual job. They don’t resolve the storm damage on your roof, which can cause it to fail sooner than expected. To make them seem more credible, they will research the different insurance companies in a specific area. By the time an issue arises, they’re already gone so you can’t hold them accountable.

How to Avoid Them

First, verify the credentials of your potential roofing contractor. Get a copy of their license to work in your area, insurance and certifications, and then contact the authorities to see if they’re still valid. You should also ask for references so you can have an idea of the experience you’ll have should you choose to work with them. If possible, visit the work sites to confirm that the references are real. Lastly, ask for their local address. If you’re only provided with a post office box, that’s a warning sign you’re dealing with a scammer.

Why Work With Us

Many homeowners trust A1 Roofing and Construction for efficient storm damage response. We work with insurance companies to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We also have the proper tools, skills and training to evaluate your roof’s condition and recommend a cost-effective solution. We’ll be sure to restore your roof to its original state in no time to avoid further damage to your home.

For emergency roof repair and insurance claims assistance, look no further than A1 Roofing and Construction. Call us today at (401) 265-1019 to learn more about our products and services. We serve New Bedford, MA, as well as areas near Providence and Warwick, RI.