What is a Storm Chaser?
When a severe storm hits and wreaks havoc on your roof, it can be a disheartening experience. You may feel the need to quickly find an affordable and efficient way to fix the damage on your roof and protect your home. In times of desperation, however, it’s important to do your research and find a reputable and trustworthy roofing company, such as Paskar Construction. Illegitimate roofing contractors, called “storm chasers,” visit homes with severe weather damage and persuade homeowners to sign up for their faulty repair deals. As a homeowner, it’s important to know how to spot a storm chaser and promptly avoid them.
Spotting a storm chaser can be easy when you know what you’re looking for. Storm chasers often seek out homeowners with damaged roofs and approach them with promises to fix the damage at little or no cost. These faux roofing contractors typically encourage homeowners to use their insurance policies to pay for the repair. When it comes time for the actual service, however, storm chasers will either do a poor job in repairing the roof or they will simply take the money and never return.
Here’s What You Can Do
So, how do you spot a storm chaser and avoid falling victim to their faulty deals and promises? You can start by taking note of the person’s overall behavior. A storm chaser’s demeanor will often seem pushy and their pitch will seem rushed. Storm chasers might even go as far as getting on top of homeowners’ roofs and falsely marking points of damage before leaving with the money and never returning. You also won’t find any information on a storm chaser when you go to research them. Usually, there won’t be any positive or legitimate reviews confirming their legitimacy.
Do your research on reputable roofing companies, and pick one that is trustworthy and trained, such as Paskar Construction. Keep an eye out for approaching roofing contractors with no dependable qualifications and take note of any telltale signs indicating you are dealing with a storm chaser. Finally, always remember not to sign an agreement with anyone until you are sure of their legitimacy.
At Paskar Construction, we pride ourselves on our team of trained roofing professionals. Read about our storm restoration services and check out what our previous customers have to say about us. If you like what you see, contact us for a roof repair experience that is trustworthy and satisfying.