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Jul
4

Choose a Roofing Contractor Wisely

Posted in Roofing

Thousands of Ohio homeowners in Fort Collins CO and the surrounding areas are faced with the task of choosing a roofing contractor to repair or replace their hail damaged roofs.  The hail storms that hit the area in May and June caused widespread damage to roofs throughout the area and homeowners have been scrambling to find a good roofer to handle the repairs to their roofs.

Unfortunately, a large number of “storm chasers” have moved into the area and are busy going door to door soliciting roofing work.  Storm chasers are roofers from out of state who move around the country like gypsies, traveling from one storm ravaged area to the next, undercutting the local roofers, then moving on when the work runs out, too many disgruntled customers begin to complain, or their creditors catch up with them.

To be fair, some storm chasers are good roofers, but the majority of storm chasers either do poor quality work or are just downright dishonest.  When you use a storm chaser to replace your asphalt shingle roof, you are taking a significant risk that the roofer will either simply disappear with your money or, if they hang around and install a new roof, they will do a poor job and the roof will start leaking with the next heavy rainfall. 

Your roof is too important to take this risk.  When you choose a roofing contractor for an asphalt shingle roof replacement, try to pick a contractor with a permanent local office.  Ask to see proof of workman’s compensation insurance and liability insurance.  Ask for references and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they have a history of unresolved complaints.

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