As spring swirls into summer, the seasons’ storms increase. With each new downpour and fierce wind, old roofs take their toll. During the upcoming months, many fly-by-night or inexperienced Twin Cities roofers also seem to “blow in” to the neighborhood to try to secure tons of new projects in a short period of time. Be wary.
Getting a new roof is a big deal and major investment in your property. When installed correctly, you should never have to worry about your roof for decades. Here’s what to watch out for regarding Twin Cities roofers who are “storm chasers” instead of established, reputable business owners.
Companies that show up only when there is a major storm will be gone faster than they arrived, leaving you holding the bag if you are not satisfied with their work. They cannot offer you a guarantee, because they will be long gone, already moved onto the next unsuspecting homeowner. Going with a well-established company with lots of local references is the safest and smartest way to ensure you get the quality roof you deserve, and the guarantee that you will be satisfied in the end. Storm chasers are only there to bleed dry as many hurting homeowners as possible, and then return to their neck of the woods to await the next natural disaster. At Midwest Exteriors Plus, Inc., we’re here for you through all of life’s seasons!
Truth (Not) Be Told
Some Twin Cities roofers seek to take advantage of homeowners when they have just been through the stress and aftermath of a terrible storm. They may tell you there’s extensive damage to your roof, when in reality it just needs minor repairs. Some of these so called roofing companies will claim to be experienced professionals, when in reality, many of them have no real clue how to properly install a new roof, or fix existing damage.
Inexperienced roofers looking for a quick project are there to work as fast as possible, get their money, and leave. Many of these over-night companies just care about money, and couldn’t care less about what their negligence does to the homeowners. In fact, some of them actually cause more damage to the roofs themselves when they climb onto the roof, since they don’t know the business or how to do it correctly.
What to Look For
When choosing a Twin Cities roofer, doing a little research can save you thousands in the long run. Here are some things to look for:
- Current licensing for the state of Minnesota
- A local office address
- A history of work in the area
- Proper insurance
- A written estimate & guarantee of services
If you have any questions – or would like help with your next roofing project, contact our team at Midwest Exteriors for consistent, reliable, high-quality roofing services.