Avoid Storm Chasers and Work with Local Contractors

By Stacy Mellete

Strong winds and heavy rain can damage your roof. Naturally, you want storm damage restoration in Brandon, FL, as soon as possible. Unfortunately, unscrupulous contractors can take advantage of your situation.

These shady contractors are known as storm chasers. A storm chaser charges money upfront, performs substandard work, and leaves immediately after the project. Once they have disappeared, you can’t confront them once their roof repairs inevitably fail.

Here’s how to avoid them:

Avoiding Storm Chasers

Be sure to research on your contractor; avoid working with companies that have no established reputation. As storm chasers are usually from out-of-state, be wary of contractors with no local references or reputation. You also need to verify your contractor’s license and insurance. Storm chasers don’t have these requirements because they only want to make money at your expense. Do not work for contractors that pressure you for a substantial or full down payment as well.

You also need to avoid contractors that go door to door. Storm chasers show up right after disasters. Before hiring your contractor, research all of their details and ask for local references or testimonials. For effective storm damage restoration in Tampa, FL, we strongly recommend working with an established local company like Affordable Roofing Systems. We will repair your roof and treat you and your home with the highest standards of respect.

The Benefits of Working with a Local Contractor

As a local roofing company, we can provide you with as many references and testimonials you need to see the quality of our work. We also know the best practices and products to use on your roofing project because we live and work here. We can anticipate and prevent problems with your roofing system. We are also fully licensed, certified, and insured, so you won’t have to worry about unexpected costs during your project.

With proper research, you’ll avoid storm chasers and restore your roof to top condition. Affordable Roofing Systems has many years of experience performing hail damage repair in Largo, FL. Local homeowners trust us because we are one of the top roofing contractors in North America.

We have earned certifications from industry-leading manufacturers like GAF, Gerard Stone Coated Steel, and Union Metals. Call us at (813) 542-8462 to learn more about our storm damage repair services. You can also request a free estimate.

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