Understanding Storm Chasing

The term storm chaser is used often after a hail storm. Typically, people are referring to companies that are not local and who all of the sudden show up in your front yard after a hail storm. Here’s a shocking fact. A large number of homeowners end up signing a contract with a “storm chasing” company, without even knowing it. Wow. How in the world could that be? I’ll explain. Many roof restoration companies are national. Meaning, they maintain an address in Denver, for example. That address is typically a low rent store front or industrial location on the outskirts of town. The fact is, they are not at that location Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm unless a storm hits Denver. When the storm does hit, they dispatch their ground forces to the Denver office to go turn on the lights, printing presses and to call their old customers and whatever else to reconvene their Denver operations. They have these locations all over the country in hail prone areas and simply bounce from one location to the next. The salesperson you initially met, will typically not physically be at that same location in 9 months. Furthermore, the crews that install roofs for these companies are migrant skeleton crews that may or may not have ever built a roof for this company and may or may not ever build one again. Has a crime been committed under this business model? Absolutely not. Is this really the model you thought you signed up for when you signed the roof contract? Likely not. If you signed a contract less than 72 hours ago, remember that in Colorado you are legally entitled to rescind a contract to perform work on your home within 72 hours.  In our opinion, you are best served to be working with a roofing contractor that works exclusively in Colorado. You might also vet the crews that the contractor uses. You can do that by simply asking, what is the name of the crew lead that will be on my roof and in charge of the crew doing my install? If they don’t know or can’t give you the guy’s name, bad sign. That usually means they have no idea what crew is doing your roof. I personally don’t want a group of people, whose names are not known, to be the random group of laborers installing my roof. You deserve better. Call us today!