When you and your family safely get through a severe storm, one of the first things you’ll do is to assess the damage to your home. You’ll need to know first-hand the level of damage your home’s exterior has sustained, especially your residential roofing system. Do this to give you a better idea of how much you may need to spend on repairs. This will also help you spot the good contractors from those who are known as “storm chasers”.
What Are Storm Chasers?
In the roofing industry, a storm chaser is someone who claims to be a legitimate roofing contractor offering cheaper rates for repair jobs. The companies appear right after severe weather event. They approach desperate homeowners who only want to get their roofs repaired as soon as possible. They’re often unlicensed and inexperienced individuals who would do anything to make a quick profit by doing subpar roof repairs. If you don’t want your roof to be handled by a storm chaser, you need to know how to weed them out.
How to Avoid a Storm Chaser
- Don’t Hire Unknown Roofers
Some claim to be contractors from another town and go around a local neighborhood to offer their services. These “door-to-door” roofers can be common right after severe weather passes in your area and don’t always offer the best solutions for your roof’s damage. They will often do shoddy workmanship and provide low-quality materials that will only last for a short time. By the time your roof starts leaking again, they’ll be long gone and almost impossible to contact.
This is why it’s always better to work with roof repair contractors who already have an established reputation in your area. Depending on the level of damage your roof sustained, they’ll immediately apply temporary solutions to prevent further damage as they work on fixing your roof. By working with a locally trusted contractor, you can be sure that your roof is in good hands!
- Ask for Their Licenses and Qualifications
Another way to make sure that you’re hiring legitimate contractors is to check their licenses and qualifications. A professional roofer can provide proof when necessary, and you can check the legitimacy of their company online as well through the Better Business Bureau website.
If you want to work with a trusted roof maintenance contractor for your repair or replacement project, there’s only one name in the area you can trust. Call Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC today at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our convenient online request form! We serve our customers in Oregon, including Springfield and neighboring areas.