It’s dangerous to trust transient roofers, also known as storm chasers. It takes more than just being able to fix a roof to become trustworthy roofing contractors. Here are some of the reasons you’re better off calling your local roofing company rather than trusting those amateurs.
They Probably Don’t Have the Training or Proper Attitude
It takes the right knowledge and experience to fix issues with your roof. That’s what makes storm chasers so dangerous. Even if they promise quality roofing services, they are not as well-trained and are usually not licensed professionals. They also have no incentive to do a proper job and are more likely to demand upfront payment.
This is especially prevalent in locations that have just encountered damaging weather.
They Don’t Use the Best Materials
While manufacturing companies trust licensed roofers, amateurs are more likely to buy from local stores. While local hardware stores aren’t terrible sources of materials by far, you’re more likely to get lower-quality materials that have shorter service spans. Even if amateurs do a decent job, their primary goal is to make repairs quickly and move on to the next job. The materials may also be only used to cover up any serious issues. This could lead to long-term damage for the entire structure.
This won’t end well for homeowners with insurance policies that don’t cover inefficient repairs. But if your policy does cover these, then the storm chasers just ripped your insurance company off.
They Will Disappear
A true roofer would be easy to contact and reach. They understand the needs of their clients. In many cases, residential roofing professionals even call weeks after the job just to ask if the client has any concerns. However, amateurs make a point to finish the job, get paid and get away quickly. This means the storm chaser will “disappear” as soon they finish the repairs. They only look for areas affected by hail or wind damage and rush over there for a quick job. Once they finish, they will run off to the next town affected by storms.
Turn to CMS Roofing for a reliable roof repair. We can help you with all your roofing needs all year round, regardless of the weather. Call us at (803) 732-5558 today to talk about your roof maintenance needs in Columbia or Charleston, SC.