Bouts of inclement weather stretching across a couple of days in this part of the States can expose your house to major damage. The most ravaged part happens to be the roof of your house.
Powerful whirlwinds beating against your roof can lead to various types of small and big roof damages like loosening out of roof fixtures, broken or missing tiles or shingles, leaky roofs, damaged gutters, clogged gutters and in extreme cases, the roof being blown off completely.
A roof atop your head is the most important aspect of safe & secured living. So, when it comes to protecting your roof against storms or repairing the damages caused to your roof by a storm, you should always choose a reputed roofing contractor and not one of those storm chasers. Storm chasers are behind the biggest of roof repair scams in the state …they’ll make a beeline to your neighborhood soon after a storm and will try to feed on your urgency and desperation to get your storm-battered roof repaired. The first step to getting a robust roof repair done in Ohio is to find a genuine and professional roofing contractor who’ll repair your roof flawlessly offering you a good value for money.
But, how do you find a genuine roofing contractor? How do you know that the one you have chosen is not a storm chaser?
Certain telltale signs that would allow you to spot a storm chaser are listed below:
Cheap may not be that cheap after all
They’ll initially provide you with tantalizingly cheap prices to attract you but later the hidden costs they hurl on you could lead up to a very big & expensive roof repair work much beyond your affordability.
High-pressure sales strategy is a red flag
They’ll try to pressurize people through high-pressure sales strategies like ‘limited period offer’ etc. Their ultimate intention remains to force you into availing their services hastily without much thought.
Out of your local reach
In most cases, storm chasers aren’t local contractors. They’ll come from far off places to make some quick money by preying on your distress. Since they are not local and do not have a local address you will not be able to check on their genuineness easily…they take full advantage of this opportunity to scam you.
Fake damage reporting
They will tell that they offer ‘free inspection’ and it may sound good to you initially. But, ‘free inspection’ could be just an offer to dupe you as they’ll try to create fake damages during that free roofing inspection and will try to extract the insurance money out of you.
Paying deductible? Really?
They’ll offer to pay off your deductible. That again could be a strategy to dupe you. Not having to pay the deductible could sound an amazing offer to you initially but may lead to unwarranted legal complications as you may become a part of insurance fraud due to the trap they lay for you.
Poor quality work
The rush job they do is never of good quality and you’ll soon realize that the work done is never worth the money you have spent for the repair.
So, whenever you are trying to handle the storm damage to your roof, never go for contractors who show the above signs. They could be storm chasers who will only do your roof more harm than good!
It is advisable to call roofing experts for an inspection after a storm to avoid any bigger problem in the future.