Storm chasers are roofers that visit storm-ravaged areas offering repairs, showing up unannounced and providing free inspections for unsuspecting homeowners. Working with any of these fly-by-night contractors involves a lot of dangers, including the following:
They Don’t Have a Proper License
Most storm-chasing roofers don’t have a valid license. These out-of-town companies travel across the country to follow the paths of inclement weather to look for customers. They move around so much they usually don’t have qualifications to provide roofing work in most places they visit. Unlike a licensed local roofing contractor like Crown Roofing, it’s hard to tell whether a storm chaser can legitimately do business in your area.
They Lie About Having Insurance
Most storm chasers victimize homeowners in distress because they tend to take fewer precautions when screening a prospective roofer, including skipping insurance verification. If you work with one that lied about being insured, you may find yourself liable for property damage or worker injury.
They Cut Corners
Unlike a local roofing company that relies on repeat business, storm chasers have no incentive to deliver high-quality workmanship. Their biggest priority is to repair as many roofs as possible to maximize their profit in every affected area. After all, roof failure due to slapdash work wouldn’t show until the next storm passes by.
They Disappear After the Job
In case of defects in workmanship, making them correct their mistakes is next to impossible. They will be gone when issues arise, which is why they don’t put a premium on accountability.
Regardless of the scope of storm damage, entrust your roofing project only to a reputable, local roofer like Crown Roofing. We’re fully licensed, adequately insured and legitimately manufacturer-certified. With over 100 years of industry excellence, you can easily find references to check our integrity.
Turn to professionals like us to protect yourself against storm chaser scams. Call us at (604) 210-6655 to talk about your needs and get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Vancouver, BC, and nearby areas.