Handling storm Damage: Avoiding storm chasers
Right after a damaging storm can be one of the most difficult situations you’ll ever have to deal with as a homeowner. You have to ensure your family’s safety, secure temporary shelter and then have the damage properly documented for your insurance provider.
In the first part of our two-part blog, we discuss the importance of working with professional roofing contractors when dealing with storm damage. We begin by discussing what “storm chasers” are and why you should avoid them:
What Are Storm Chasers?
Storm chasers are roofing contractors that chase storms throughout the country offering repair services to unsuspecting homeowners. They prey on homeowners who desperately need a fully functional roof and don’t know any better. These repairs are done as quickly as possible and often require payment in cash without a proper roofing contract.
These “roofers” in most cases do not have state-issued license or carry the correct insurance coverage to be protecting your most valuable asset.
The dangers of working with storm chasers
There are many reasons to stick with professional roofers and not let storm chasers work on your home. For instance, the “repairs” they provide are substandard, cleverly disguised to make it look like they did professional work. It gives you a false sense of security thinking your roof is ready for the next storm, when in fact it’s not.
Storm chasers also have no regard for local building code requirements, which means if you engage their services, you may need to hire local professionals to correct these errors. There’s also the possibility that their work will void your existing roofing warranty as well as your insurance coverage. Ultimately, working with storm chasers will only make your roofing problems worse.
As your trusted local roofers, ProQor Roofing specializes in a total roof approach. Come experience Professional Quality of Results, the ProQor way in the Kansas City Metro area. Call Dwaine Hood at ProQor Roofing today (913) 210-1783 to schedule your FREE roof inspection and estimate.