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How to Avoid Falling Prey to Storm Chasers

By August 21, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Rhode Island has a variable climate, with storms and hurricanes a constant threat, especially during late summer and early fall. The damage that these harsh weather conditions cause often leads “storm chasers” to pay a visit to the Ocean State.

There are many storm chasers out there – roofing contractors who follow storms from place to place to profit from the immediate need for repairs. While there are legitimate contractors who engage in this practice, some will offer to fix your roof at a low price but leave you with subpar roofing. The worst con men will ask for money upfront to get the job started, and leave without repairing your roof.

Dealing with a damaged roof after a storm is frustrating enough; don’t let the situation be worsened by falling victim to heartless storm chasers. Although we can’t do anything about Mother Nature, but we can take precautions to protect ourselves from these so-called roofing experts. Here are some tips to avoid storm chasers.

• Don’t deal with door-to-door solicitors. Storm chasers often drive around hard-hit areas and look for homes with potential damage before approaching the homeowner unsolicited.

• Ask for credentials. Proof of licensing, bonding, insurance, company address and phone numbers are the credentials any legitimate roofing company should have.

• Never agree to pay upfront. Take note that only shady contractors will ask for full payment before a job is completed.

• Choose local contractors. Your friendly neighborhood roofer will be accessible should you have questions or need follow-up service.

If you’re thinking about getting your roof and gutter fixed after a storm, always remember these tips to avoid getting victimized by scam artists. If you are in need of roofing repairs or if you need gutter guards, Moon Associates, Inc. is a great choice. We know how to install gutter covers in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and the surrounding areas, because we are the certified Gutter Helmet® installers in the region.

Just give us a call and we’ll take care of your roofing and gutters for you.