You may have heard the term “storm chasers,” but we’re not referring to people who are in pursuit of severe weather for research purposes. These are transient roofers from another town or state who arrive in a storm-ravaged location and offer roofing services to unsuspecting homeowners at cheaper rates. Their prices, more often than not, are too good to be true, which can be risky if you don’t research them enough.
Kroll Construction explains why hiring a cheaper out-of-town roofer is a bad idea:
Hard to Reach
One of the major dangers of hiring roofers from out of town is that they can leave the area as soon as they are finished. That’s how these storm chasers operate. The moment that homeowners realize the effects of poor workmanship on their roofs, the shady contractor has already left for the next town.
Cheaper out-of-town roofers often utilize cheap materials or cut corners, resulting in subpar roofing work. Thus, their services are frequently more affordable. They put in little effort, use subpar materials and get paid for work that might have been done far better by a reliable local contractor.
Not Familiar with the Local Climate
Roofers from out of town are less familiar with the weather and climate in your area. They may also be unfamiliar with the materials used in your location. So, what they have to work with may not withstand the next storm.
Cheaper roofers from out of town typically have either little or no insurance. This implies that they won’t be held accountable for anything that occurs while they’re working on your roof, such as an employee injury or damage to your property, and they won’t be able to make up for any losses. You risk having to shoulder the cost of any damages, which is why working with a reliable roofing contractor who’s licensed and insured in your local area remains the best option.
For high-quality roofing products and workmanship, turn to Kroll Construction. Our roofers are licensed, insured and certified, and they live locally. They’ve worked on thousands of roofs in the Detroit Metro area and understand our challenging climate. To get started with your roofing project, call (888) 338-6340, or fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve homeowners in and around Detroit, MI.