Well, it’s summertime in Kentucky again – time for family get-togethers, cookouts and…..thunderstorms! When high winds or hail hit, entire neighborhoods will be invaded by “storm chasers.” While most of these are reputable contractors trying to work with insurers and building owners to mitigate storm damage, others might just be con artists. How can you tell the difference?
Some say check into a contractor’s history and BBB rating. That’s a start, but what if an out-of-town storm chaser buys a distressed local company and operates dishonestly under that purchased cloak of credibility? Sounds preposterous, but that’s exactly what happened after the bad hail storms several years ago. Many consumers paid for work that was sub-standard or left unfinished after the storm-chaser left town.
So how can you tell the good guys from the fly-by-nighters? Over fifteen years ago the Kentucky Roofing Contractors Association (KRCA) established the KRCA Certified Contractor Program to verify that a roofing contractor is insured, bonded, knowledgeable and has agreed to the KRCA Code of Ethics. I highly recommend you use a KRCA Certified Contractor, and you verify if a contractor is certified at www.krca.org.
Commonwealth Roofing was one of the first KRCA Certified Contractors, and we’ve been serving Kentucky and Indiana with safe, quality, high-value roofing services for over 35 years. Call, click, or email if we can help you with your home or building!