The aftermath of a damaging storm is one of the most difficult situations you’ll ever have to deal with as a homeowner. You have to ensure your family’s safety, secure temporary shelter and then have the damage properly documented for your insurance provider.

Avoiding Storm Chasers

In the first part of our two-part blog, we discuss the importance of working with professional roofing contractors when dealing with storm damage. We begin by discussing what “storm chasers” are and why you should avoid them:

What Are Storm Chasers?

Storm chasers are itinerant “contractors” that chase storms, offering repair services to unsuspecting homeowners. They prey on homeowners who desperately need a working roof and don’t know any better. These repair services are often done as quickly as possible, paid in cash and often without a proper roofing contract.

As these “roofers” are not likely to be listed with the Better Business Bureau, nor have a state-issued license for that matter, there will be no way to check for customer feedback or references that could vouch for them. And if you need to follow up with workmanship warranty, it will be nearly impossible to do so as they do not have a physical address or permanent phone number.

The Dangers of Working With Storm Chasers

There are many reasons to stick with professional roofers and not let storm chasers work on your home. For instance, the “repairs” they provide is substandard, cleverly disguised to make it look like they did professional work. It gives you a false sense of security thinking your roof is ready for the next storm, when in fact it’s not.

Storm chasers also have no regard for local building code requirements, which means if you engage their services, you may need to hire local professionals to correct these errors. There’s also the possibility that their work will void your existing roofing warranty as well as your insurance coverage. Ultimately, working with storm chasers will only make your roofing problems worse.

So what should you do instead? In our next blog, we discuss the advantages of working with licensed and insured roofing contractors. In the meantime, to learn more about our roofing services, call Arry’s Roofing Services, Inc. today at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Tarpon Springs and nearby areas, including East Lake, FL.

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In our last post, we discussed why you should never hire storm chasers to repair your roof. Today, we discuss what you should do instead: hire a professional, local roofing company to address your roofing repair needs.

Legitimate Roofers

The following are some of the things that you can expect when you work with experienced professionals:

Long-Term Roofing Solutions

Professionals have the proper training, license and insurance. They will ensure that any work done on your roof will comply with local building codes and that the repair work will not affect your existing roofing warranty and insurance coverage. Our own contractor insurance covers accidental property damage or worksite injuries.

Another reason to work with fully licensed and insured roofers is that in the event that the repair work is not up to par, you’re more likely to be covered by a workmanship warranty.

Rapid Response

Sometimes the storm damage is so severe that repair work cannot wait until the morning. At Arry’s Roofing Services Inc., we have a rapid response team that can respond to your roofing emergency, even in the middle of the night. Once you call us for assistance, we will head to your place immediately, provide emergency repairs and roofing, then conduct a thorough inspection and investigation once the storm subsides.

Assistance With Filing Insurance Claims

In addition to emergency roof repairs, professionals can accurately document the roofing damage for insurance purposes. Time is critical in these situations, as volunteers may already begin clearing the streets before you get the opportunity to take pictures of the damage. By having professional roofers onboard early on, you can be confident that your insurance provider will receive accurate information.

We have experience working with Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and other insurance companies and are familiar with their requirements. You can be confident knowing that when you work with a roofing professional for your roofing emergencies, your home will get the repair work it deserves.

To learn more about our roof repair services, call Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. today at (727) 938-9565. We serve many areas in and around Tampa.

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