Chadwick says with hail storm season upon Colorado, he believes these types of storm-chasing companies will be back. He offered some advice for homeowners:
- Check to see what the company’s rating is with the Better Business Bureau
- Check to see if the company has a license in the Denver metro area
- Check to see if the roofing company pulled a permit with the city. If the permit is in another company’s name, that’s usually a red flag.
- Be wary of companies that go door-knocking and try to get you to sign with them right away
- Never sign with a company immediately. It’s best to get bids from multiple companies before making up your mind
- Never pay the company up front. You can pay them once they bring the roofing materials to your home but never more than half of the project’s cost. The rest should be paid after the job has been done and the roof has been inspected.
- Ask for local references and call them to ask about the work
Chadwick believes there are probably many more homes that suffered damage from the hail storm but the owners haven’t had them checked yet.
“Many times, you can’t actually see the damage.