Storm chasers are the most publicized roofing scammers in the country. Despite their infamous reputation, many homeowners still fall prey to their tricks. Unlike a licensed roofing contractor, these transient roofers take advantage of families suffering from storm damage – offering only poor workmanship that’s enough to get money out of the insurance company.
In this post, our team from Quality Assurance Roofing discusses how these storm chasers scam homeowners and how to avoid them.
How the Scam Works
Storm chasers are transient roofers that, as their name suggests, follow the trail of storms. These roofers know exactly how insurance companies work. Their initial residential roofing bid to you will seem fair and extremely inexpensive, but they’re actually stealing from you by doing only the bare minimum of work that the insurance company requires.
The workmanship they do also doesn’t actually address your existing roofing problems. As a result, the roofs they install and replace will barely last five years and will often require continuous and frequent repair work that ends up costing more in the long run.
How to Identify a Storm Chaser
Fortunately, storm chasers are easy to identify, and their tricks are quite obvious. Since they’re not local roofers, they don’t have local references to present to you or a local reputation. The license they’ll provide is also registered elsewhere and is a clear sign that the contractor you’re working is a transient roofer.
Identifying a storm chaser is the best way to avoid them, but you can also take the next step by hiring only certified local roofers like us. At Quality Assurance Roofing, we have been providing residential and commercial roofing services since 2008. We have BBB accreditation and proven workmanship. We are also certified by top roofing manufacturers, such as CertainTeed®, Owens Corning® and GAF.
Call us today at (479) 279-8500 to learn more about our services. We offer residential and commercial roofing services.