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Did you know that many unreliable roofing contractors prey on unsuspecting homeowners in storm areas?
We’ve been seeing more and more of this disturbing trend, especially after major storms that leave homeowners with costly roof damage in need of repair. These contractors, known as “storm chasers” often do not carry insurance policies, product warranties, or construction license numbers. Their goal is to make a quick buck by exploiting homeowners without regard to the safety and quality requirements of the industry. Most are not local and travel to the area looking for homeowners who have been affected by hail or wind damage, never to be seen again until the next major storm happens.
Homeowners should be cautious before hiring the first installer that knocks on the door. Some tell-tale signs of a storm chaser include:
- Promises of no insurance deductible (aka insurance fraud)
- Requires cash up-front
- Requires homeowner to obtain the building permit
- Asks for authorization to be the sole contact with homeowner’s insurance company
Storm chasers have no reason or incentive for producing high-quality work and are long gone before any problems arise. The best way to avoid this roofing scam is to do your own research before hiring a contractor. Educating yourself on the qualities of a licensed, reliable contractor will benefit you greatly the next time you are in need of immediate repairs.
Check out these blog posts to help guide you the next time you’re ready to hire a contractor:
- 3 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Contractor
- The Benefits of Hiring a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor
Exterior Source is a locally owned and operated company that has served the Richmond and Tidewater areas since 1993. As a GAF Factory-Certified Master Elite Contractor, we are licensed by our state, trained to install quality roofs, required to maintain insurance, and established in the local community. We are experienced in insurance claims and can help homeowners with storm-damaged roofs, gutters, siding or windows.
Why are we so dedicated to GAF roofing? Let us count the ways.
GAF is North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. Since 1886, they have been providing comprehensive roofing solutions with an unwavering focus on quality. More property owners choose GAF for roofing than any other company. Here are a few reasons why we love partnering with GAF Roofing.
High Quality Products
At Exterior Source, we know you can’t just nail on a roof. There are a lot of factors and details that need to be considered to ensure the roof will last for decades to come. Improperly installing a roof, or leaving out important parts, can lead to serious structural damage. That’s why we recommend the the GAF Smart Choice® Weather Stopping® Roofing System. It comes with everything you need to ensure the longevity of your home’s roof, including lifetime shingles, attic ventilation, roof deck protection, starter strip shingles, leak barriers, and ridge cap shingles. We’re not the only ones who are big fans of this particular system – it has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal as well!
Lots of Options
GAF has plenty of style, color, and configuration options to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find something that fits the style of your home. Their Timberline® shingles are the #1 best-selling shingles in North America, but they also offer other styles like designer, impact-resistant and three-tab. Our factory-certified GAF roofing installers can explain to you the purposes and benefits of each, but we love having this range of products to offer our customers.
At Exterior Source, we do our best to be environmentally friendly in our work and we love to partner with other companies that have this same mission. GAF’s commitment to sustainability and green initiatives is just another reason why we’re big fans of their products and work.
If you are in need of a replacement roof, contact us today to find out more about GAF roofing! See what our satisfied customers had to say about their Exterior Source-installed GAF roofing systems.