Rise in Residential Roofing Inquires Due To Spring Windstorms
During windstorms, your home is susceptible to exterior damage. Homes with old, worn out shingles are at an added risk due to years of wear and tear.
There has been an influx in wind damaged homes around Northeast Ohio this Spring Season due to strong winds. Shingles can bend or break and leave your roof susceptible to rain. Even if the wind doesn’t do damage, fallen tree branches or hail dent and damage siding and shingles. This has more home owners seeking an exterior contractor for residential roof repair and replacement.
If your home has seen damage due to storms this spring, be careful who you hire to repair the damage.
Avoid Storm Chasers
Storm chasers are contractors who drive into an area and go door to door looking for roof damage for a quick sale. They look for homes that are missing shingles knowing home owners are looking for a quick fix. They prey on worried home owners who can be easily pressured into a sale in order to quickly repair their home. The work is often substandard and likely to fail prematurely, leaving the home owner with additional costly repairs.
Homeowners should do their research before hiring an exterior contractor to repair their property after a wind or rain storm. A reliable exterior contractor will be established in the community, have many testimonials and references, as well as certifications and service awards.
“You are hiring a professional for a service, home owners should expect a quality job. Once you agree to a price, the work should be done properly.” Sam Boak, President of Coates Bros. says. “If we do something, we do it right. Nobody at Boak & Sons is sales commissioned. There is never a reason to lie to get the sale.”
With more storms and wind in our future, remember there are quality local roofers who will provide a quality service. No home owner should have to pay to repair their home damage twice so make sure it is done correctly the first time.