The Hurricane Season still looms above us until it's official end on November 30. Other than an excessive amount of rain in September, we've been fortunate so far this season in the Hampton Roads area.
While it's easy to relax without weather threats in the horizon, it's also easy to find yourself reminiscing about past storms that have left an impression one way or another. The Roofing Company is no different, and shares what it was like within the organization during some of these memorable events. As a Homeowner, if you do find damages after a storm, even if you file a claim with your insurance, you have every right to choose who your contractor is and you should do so wisely. We offer suggestions on how best to accomplish that and also how to avoid what gives roofing contractors such a bad rap, "Storm Chasers."
Hurricane Hermine has come and gone, leaving it's path in hurricane history with minimal damages. When I say minimal, I only mean in comparison to particular storms of the past. Maybe you, personally, can relate to the ones that are mentioned below.
The ferocious winds and flying limbs have subsided, so you take a deep breath and walk outside of your house to check for any damages. You might be one of the lucky ones to sigh in relief that everything checks out, and your house is in the same shape it was before the storm. On the other hand, you might be the homeowner staring at damages that simply cannot be ignored. So , you investigate and try to decide whether or not to involve your home insurance company to fix the repairs.
Do you ever wonder why roofing contractors get a bad reputation? Much of it is due to roofing scammers called Storm Chasers or roofing gypsies. These out-of-town roofing companies pack up from wherever they are and temporarily locate to where the latest storm has caused significant damages. Once there, they canvas the area with literature, knock on doors and may even offer a free inspection. A contractor simply showing up at your door unannounced and offering to do repairs on the spot with payment, is a huge red flag. Don't fall victim to them!