Storm Damage Repair MN

MN Storm Damage Roof Repair

While spring brings the promise of warm weather and longer days, it also brings a variety of conditions that can include severe storms, hail, heavy wind, and tornadoes that damages thousands of homes across the country each year. Because severe weather is common in Minnesota at this time of year, the Better Business Bureaus is warning homeowners to be on the lookout for storm-chasing scammers who come to prey on uninformed people when they need help the most.

Complaints to the BBB concern a wide range of problems, including high-pressure sales tactics, confusion over contract terms, poor workmanship, incomplete job performance, over-charging and in some cases, home foreclosures.

This is the time of year when less-than-reputable or unqualified contractors breeze into town promising a variety of services at cut-rate prices. Be aware… It’s not your lucky day when a contractor shows up on your doorstep offering a too-good-to-be-true deal on a project.

Is your roof prepared to weather the storms that come with spring rains?

Many Minnesota homeowners have been solicited by non-local contractors and have as a result chosen roofing companies that we in Minnesota call, “storm chasers”. These non-local company representatives appear at your door immediately following a storm with glossy brochures and small print contracts, offering to work directly with your insurance company. In reality, these are fly-by-night operators who don’t know a shingle from a piece of plywood. That’s just how they roll!

Often these contracts take control away from you the policy holder and provide the “storm chasing” company with the opportunity to take advantage of your insurance policy’s protection for their own financial benefit. Unfortunately, many of these companies bring up crews from out of state locations that do not know nor adhere to the kind of roof preparation and high quality materials that are necessary for the severe climate changes we face here in Minnesota. And they often disappear the moment the work is completed. Most unfortunately, as many of these unwitting homeowners can attest, when you have a problem, these “out of towners” are often nowhere to be found or without local representation. Meanwhile you are left trying to get help by someone with an office in an undetermined location.

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