Storms and severe weather can take their toll not only on your home, but also on your state of mind. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people who will try to take advantage of your vulnerability after a huge disaster just to make money. These scammers are known in the roofing industry as storm chasers. These are usually unlicensed and uninsured “contractors”.
Their work is subpar and shoddy, but they do it in such a way that the poor quality isn’t apparent right away. This is how they manage to prey on unsuspecting homeowners. To keep you from being a victim, Treadlite Roofing discusses the top signs of a storm chaser.
No Physical Address
In general, businesses with no brick-and-mortar offices should never be trusted. Storm chasers might be able to cough up an address, but it most likely won’t be within town, let alone in the same state. Be wary of their promises to return and fix whatever else needs to be repaired. Think of it this way. If a contractor is not based where you are, how are they supposed to perform follow-up inspections and repairs, right?
Cheap Labor Costs
Roofing projects are rarely inexpensive. Bearing this in mind, watch out for contractors who offer unbelievably cheap repair or replacement costs that are way below what the majority of what other roofing companies offer.
Apart from having no proper website or listing, one thing that storm chasers have in common is that nobody’s heard of them. Finally, be wary of contractors who go door to door offering their services. Chances are, they’re storm chasers, and nobody from your neighborhood can vouch for them.
Treadlite Roofing is North Carolina’s go-to roofing company. We cater to residential and commercial properties, and have provided reliable home and church roof installation services for years. Call us today at (910) 758-2044. We serve Lumberton, NC, and the nearby communities.