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Beware the Storm Chasers




If there are hail reports, you can bet on an influx of roofing storm chasers. Here are a few tips for spotting them:

  1. Out-of-state license plates. Anyone can get an in-state phone number and address, easily. You can buy a phone at a gas station with a local number. But an in-state license plate is more difficult (and more costly) to achieve.
  2. They come to your house, without you calling them to come.
  3. They say they can file it on your insurance on your behalf. This is ILLEGAL. Only the named insured can file a claim on their property. This would be similar to an auto body shop filing a claim to fix a ding on your car just because you got an estimate with them.
  4. Longer Warranty offered. Storm chasers will offer a warranty better than other roofers- because they know they won’t be around when the warranty expires.
  5. They ask for payment in full.
  6. They sometimes ask you to sign a contract while they give you an estimate.
  7. They say they can cover your deductible. That is insurance fraud.

What can you do?

  1. Ask for references. If they’re local and do good work, they should have plenty of local, satisfied clients. Call the references.
  2. Get a 2nd opinion from a local roofer. A reputable roofer should offer a free inspection with no obligation to sign a contract.
  3. Call us! We would love to talk to you about the claims process.
  4. Simply be aware. If it sounds too good to be true- it probably is!

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Phone: (704) 795-6878 / (704) 885-5049 fax