Storm chasers are responsible for many roofing scams in the United States. These are out-of-town contractors who, as their name suggests, follow storms around and take advantage of the damage they have done to homes in the area. Read on as 3JM Exteriors, Inc., your trusted local roofers, explains how they scam homeowners and why you should avoid them.
Storm Chasers and Insurance
These companies are actually after your insurance, and they know how insurance companies work. A roof’s square footage gives them an idea of how much it will cost to put a cheap roof over your household. This is effectively a scam since they’ll only do the bare minimum work on your roofing.
It is also dangerous since they won’t solve the actual storm damage on your roofing. In fact, this often necessitates in you needing repair work and replacement a few weeks after the storm chaser “addresses” your roofing.
How to Identify a Storm Chaser
Storm chasers lack a valid license, and they don’t have any local references to show to you since they roam around each state chasing after the storm. Their marketing tactics leave a lot to be desired and they’re often very insistent about the need to get your roof replaced as soon as possible. They also lack any insurance, and there’s really no way you can hold them accountable when they move to a different state.
Why You Should Always Hire Local
If your home has recently been damaged by a storm, it’s always a good idea to get a quote from your local contractor. At 3JM Exteriors, Inc., our local team treats you like family. We know how difficult it is when your roofing sustains storm damage, and that’s why we do in-depth roof inspection on your roofing system so that we address all your roof’s problems properly.
Give us a call at (630) 882-2422 for a free inspection and estimate on our roofing services. Our roofers serve homeowners throughout Downers Grove and Naperville, IL.