Get Your Home Storm-Ready: Avoid “Storm Chasers”

At last, winter is finally over! We can now start fixing our homes, which might have sustained some damage during the long, dreary cold season. One of the parts we have to closely look at is the roof, as it plays a vital part in protecting your home and family from the elements. Because it is constantly exposed to the damaging elements outside, your roof is definitely going to be susceptible to damage—that’s why getting your roof fixed should be one of your priorities this spring. But we have to get it right, and get it right fast, as Kansans are fully aware that spring is storm season.

Spring is usually when violent weather tends to hit our great state, as hail and thunderstorms combined with high winds will surely cause us trouble—that is, if we don’t get our roofs ready for the violent weather ahead. To get your home ready before the harsh weather conditions strike, we at All States Home Improvement, top contractor for home remodeling in Wichita, suggest getting your roof professionally inspected and, if necessary, repaired. Professional roofers will surely know what to do to any problems your roof might have gotten during that bout with subzero temperatures last winter.

However, you also have to watch out for “storm chasers”—no, not the kind of storm chasers who go after storms and tornadoes to gather scientific data, but those shady roofing contractors who take advantage of some homeowners’ lack of roofing knowledge. These so-called professional roofing contractors pose as expert roofers and lurk in an area devastated by a storm. Once they’ve spotted a victim, they would offer to fix your roof for a much-cheaper price. But as soon as they’re done with the “repairs,” these “professional” roofers will vanish, and you will soon find that you’re left with a poorly constructed roof.

So how can you go about getting your roof ready for the coming storms without becoming a victim of these sham roofers? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Hire a local company for home remodeling in Wichita KS or from other nearby places.
  • Make sure the contractor is fully licensed and insured.
  • Make sure that the contractor has a permanent place of business.
  • Never pay in advance; if the roofer asks you to, you should look for another roofer.
  • Get at least three references from the contractor and personally get information about their work from previous customers.
  • Check the contractor’s ranking and their customer feedback through trusted online sources, such as Angie’s List.

Make sure that your home is constantly in top condition. Take care of your roof by calling All States Home Improvement. If you want to know more about us and our products, feel free to browse through this site or simply call us—we’ll listen to your roofing problems and get them fixed right away.

Call us at (316) 444-1220 today!