Don’t fall victim to storm chasers

During spring and early summer, it is not that uncommon for storms to appear out of nowhere. Some may be small and weak, but some can be devastating. What do you do in a situation when your neighborhood or area gets hit by a major windstorm or perhaps hail? It is most likely that in the event of a severe storm, your roofing system will get damaged, and chances are that it will require repairs or maybe even a replacement. Another thing that might happen is that you will have various roofing contractors appear at your door offering their services. In this post, we will talk about how to select the right contractor to perform emergency repairs on your roofing system. There is big money circulating in chasing hail and wind storms. Contractors can detect storm, determine the area that was hit by it and measure their magnitude utilizing a massive electronic infrastructure.

They also cooperate with insurance firms. Be on the lookout for that kind of contractors, they are not called “storm chasers†for no reason. The only way you can be sure that the emergency repairs on your roof are done by a skilled, experienced and trusted roofing professional, is to hire a local roofing contractor who is adequately insured and licensed to carry out the work in your state or area. Most of the roof replacements and repairs come with a contractor’s guarantee so you will want to opt for a contractor that will always be close to you if any problems with your roofing system occur. “Storm chasers†usually do all in their power to present themselves like they are part of your community. They sometimes buy the company name from an older, local company and they get a local address.

There are a couple of red flags that you will notice if a “storm chaser†comes to your door. They might claim that your former roofing contractor had sent them, or they will go to the lengths of arguing that your manufacturer and material provider sent them. Don’t believe them. Always ask for some evidence or proof that they are who they claim to be and that they are a member of the community. Don’t fall for wild estimates they will make; they are there just to make some easy money at your expense and the expense of your roof.  And again, be alert. This is your home, this is your property, don’t hire a roofing company you don’t know and don’t trust. Always go for a well known and trusted roofing contractor in your area and your community. Hiring a complete stranger without references to carry out an emergency roof repair or replacement is not a thing you want to do. Just because it is an emergency it does not mean that you have to opt for the first contractor that knocks on your door. If your roof gets damaged, and you need an emergency roof repair anywhere in the greater Houston area you can always contact Anchor Roofing, Inc. your trusted and experienced roofing company.


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