You may have heard the term “storm chasers” when it comes to meteorologists, but have you heard of them in the contracting and roofing industry? It’s the same concept: storm chasers are businesses that follow large storms that cause exterior home damage.
These contractors show up to affected areas directly after a storm rolls through. Often, as homeowners are surveying the damage from the storm, the “storm chasing” companies show up and try to give the impression that they work with your insurance company.
Homeowners who have never been through this situation before and are still processing the devastation caused to their yard and home can easily fall victim to these scams. Storm chasers arrive at a moment of stress and present themselves as advocates proposing solutions to make the repairs as they walk the homeowners through the claims process. But here’s what is really happening: they prey on the devastating emotions and trauma caused by the storm damage by promising a quick fix. However, as in most cases, a quick fix is not the best option, especially when it comes to the safety of your home.