Extreme weather events such as thunderstorms and hurricanes leave more than just a trail of destruction in their wake, more often than not, they will also drag along with them disreputable residential roofing companies known in the home improvement industry as storm chasers who prey on vulnerable homeowners right after a storm hits. To help you avoid these shady contractors, here a few tips from your friends over at Vista Roofing, Inc.
1. Always Go Local
Probably the easiest way to spot storm chasers is by trying to find out whether they are from out of town or not. A storm chaser travels from location to location chasing after storms, thus the term. For something as important as your roof, be sure that you always work with somebody local. This way, they are easy to get a hold of should any problems arise after the work is completed.
2. Avoid Offers That Seem Too Good To Be True
As the old saying goes, if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. This is especially true when it comes to roof maintenance and repair. A storm chaser will offer irresistible deals to try to lure homeowners into signing with them. They may offer things like cashback incentives or even offer to pay your insurance deductible. If this is the case, you are better off working with another roofer.
3. Avoid Large Upfront Payments
Reputable roofing companies will not ask for a large payment upfront. The usual practice is to just ask for a small down payment to cover the initial cost of materials. Once the job is complete and everything is to your satisfaction, that’s when you should sign a check for the balance.
From roof inspection and maintenance to full-on replacements and everything in between, when it comes to your roofing system, trust only in the pros. If your home has been hit by a storm, be sure to give Vista Roofing Inc. a call at (803) 391-4604 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our experts today.