I remember the day when bad roofers and good roofers were a dime a dozen. Now it seems the young generation would rather play video games than work hard and most of the roofers that you see are mainly Spanish. It does not matter what race you are what matters is that you care about your work and not just about the money. Like many storm chasers across the country there are many contractors that know squat about roofing and could not even tell you how to lay the first shingle. They just want the job done as quickly as possible so that the money will fly into their bank account. In the old days there were no contracts. Roofing contractors were hard working, respected and well trusted.
Many storm chasers set up shop across the country racing to start up a new LLC. During the storm season they rampage cities that have suffered great damage. These storm chasers usually know nothing about roofing and don’t even have any interest to learn. They rape insurance companies and travel with hundreds of Spanish roofers. In their business its quantity not quality that matters and the roof leaks that they leave behind is the homeowners’ problem once the LLC is gone and they travel to the next storm far away. I cannot help to wonder if this is where the old saying “Fly By Night” was created.
You may be desperate for a roofer to protect your home but please don’t let emotion cloud your decision. Find a local roofer, someone that has been in the area for a longtime. You may get a roof for free, paid for by your insurance company but in the long haul you may have to pay double or even triple for damaged caused by poor workmanship. Locate a trusted roofing contractor in your area.
Becare with the roofer that you pick!