Roofing Scam Alert: Storm Chasers
KTM Roofing warns metro Atlanta residents of potential roofing scams that could be portrayed by “storm chasers.” KTM has provided several tips to help identify a potential Atlanta storm chaser attempting to perpetrate a roofing scam.
Identifying a Storm Chaser – Roof Hail Damage – Tornados
Question: What is a roofing storm chaser?
Answer: A roofing storm chaser is a company that moves into your neighborhood, typically right after a major storm. The company seeks out homes to perform roof repairs, often at bargain prices. The company then takes your money, starts the job and either fails to complete the work, or provides inferior work.**
** Legitimate roofers should not ask for payment up front. A reliable Atlanta roofing contractor, such as KTM Roofing, will ask for payment once the roofing project is complete.
Atlanta Hail Damage – Roofing Company – Roofers:
If your Atlanta home is victim of roof hail damage or other wind generated damage that is related to a storm such as a tornado, or hurricane, make sure you take extra caution to companies going door to door offering to repair your roof.
Indicators that a Roofing Contractor is Legitimate:
- Local references (check for jobs completed in the last 30 days and over 1 year ago)
- Local Business License (more than one year)
- Member of local BBB (Better Business Bureau)
- General liability insurance that covers roofing and workers comp insurance
- Written manufacturer warranties
- Written labor warranties**
** A written labor warranty is of decreased value from a company that does not have a local presence and is only in town because of storm-related work. In other words, if the roof fails it might be very difficult to get the company to follow up for repair.
Roof Estimates – Atlanta Hail Damage:
Does your Atlanta home’s roof have hail damage? Nervous about being a victim of a roof scam via a ‘storm chaser?’ Contact KTM Roofing for a free roof estimate . KTM is known as a reliable roofer and has been roofing metro Atlanta homes for over 30 years.
Contact us for a free roofing estimate today, or call us at 678-565-ROOF (7663).
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