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Winter Has Come: How to Avoid Roofing Storm Chasers

Maintaining your home can be a time-consuming and sometimes difficult task. It’s essential to keep up on your home’s maintenance to keep it in top shape. Your home is an investment, and of course, you want to make sure it remains in excellent condition. Some tasks are easy to keep up on, while others can be more complex, requiring the help of a professional.

Roof repairs often can seem intimidating. Whether due to the nature of the task itself, the height and pitch of the roof, or a lack of experience, roofing repairs at times prove difficult. Your roof is one aspect of your home that you may want to consider leaving to a professional roofing company like Advanced Roofing and Siding.

Advanced Roofing and Siding has the experience and expertise to take care of your roof repair and replacement needs. Our experts are ready to help you with all of your roofing needs with exceptional, prompt service.

Winter weather and storms can often cause roof damage. Whether extensive or minimal, the damage will require repairs to maintain the integrity of your roof. If you have recently dealt with a storm in your area, it might be time to look for roof damage with a thorough inspection. Advanced Roofing can assess your roof damage and develop a plan to fix any issues.

If your roof has been through a storm, make sure you get an inspection from a reputable, professional company. Be watchful of scams and storm chaser roofing companies. You can save yourself the hassle of dealing with storm chasers for your roofing by hiring a reliable company right away.

What Exactly is a Storm Chaser Roofing Company

You have likely heard the term “storm chaser” when it comes to people seeking the thrill of a storm. They will risk their safety to experience the storm first hand. This term also applies to roofers, but it is a less-thrilling notion.

Storm chaser roofing companies are those that show up in your neighborhood after a storm to offer a bid for repairing your roof damage. These are people who arrive without a call from you first, and they try to badger you into paying for their services. They use tactics ranging from harassment to bullying to pressure you into choosing them.

Storm chaser roofing companies do not have the integrity you want in a partner for your home maintenance needs. They may lack the expertise, experience, and training to repair or replace your roof correctly. They offer to complete the job for a lowball price, often because they encourage you to make a claim with your homeowner’s insurance and assure you that you’ll receive their payment from the insurance company. They offer to repair your roof under the guise of doing it for free with a homeowner’s claim. But then they do a poor, bare-minimum job on your roof.

Also Read: 6 Winter Roof Damage Signs Every Homeowner Should Know

These situations lead to upset homeowners that still have damage that requires repair. Storm chasers take advantage of individuals who are worrying and stressing over potential roof damage. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid scams with storm chaser roofing companies.

How to Avoid Roofing Storm Chasers

Be proactive in keeping storm chasers away to make sure no one takes advantage of your situation. If your home experiences a storm, make sure you prepare yourself to find a reputable and reliable roofing company. Then you can tell surprise solicitors “No” when you need to.

Do Your Research

While it isn’t always practical to research a business on the spot if they come knocking at your door, remain firm with them that you won’t hire anyone until you have time to look into their company.

Look for reviews, recommendations, and Better Business Bureau ratings before you decide which roofing contractor to use. Once you have time to do some research, you’ll have a good idea if these roofing companies are trustworthy.

Ask About a Warranty

Ask the contractor if they offer a warranty with their roofing work. If they are a reliable contractor, they will provide a warranty and be available to you if you need additional repairs. Make sure you know who to contact if you end up needing warranty services and what the procedure is for that process.

Have You Actually Made a Request for Repairs?

If you haven’t made contact with anyone about your need for roof repairs, a reputable company will not show up at your door offering to provide repair services to you. If this happens, be firm about turning the visitors away and then contact a local roofing contractor to address your roof damage.

Don’t Sign Anything Until You’re Sure

If you haven’t had a chance to research a roofing company, contact your insurance company, or seek referrals, do not remit any payment or sign any documents. Don’t let storm chasers pressure you into signing anything prematurely. Instead, remember to remain firm and refuse their services until you are prepared to make a decision.

Choose an Expert Roofing Contractor for Your Storm Damage Needs

When a storm hits and your roof suffers, don’t stress about having to repair it yourself or falling victim to storm chasers. Instead, contact Advanced Roofing and Siding and let us professionally assess the situation and make the necessary repairs or replacement.

Also Check: Shingles Happen: Step-by-Step How to Repair a Roof Shingle

At Advanced Roofing, we provide friendly, professional service that exceeds our clients’ expectations. Integrity is essential to us, and we will never take advantage of an adverse situation. We will work with you through the entire repair process, and make sure you are confident with our performance and the results.

If you experience a storm, it’s important that you take the steps to identify roof damage. We are always just a phone call away and look forward to working with you to repair or replace your roof when the time comes.

Advanced Roofing is ready to help you every step of the way when it comes to repairing your roof. From providing you with a quote to assisting you with an insurance claim, we are here to make your roofing repairs easy and stress-free.

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