5 Reasons Out Of Town Contractors Aren’t Worth The Risk

medium_10234944295Storms can hit at any time during the summer in Minnesota. That’s why it’s important to be prepared. Not only is it important to have a roof that’s new enough and made of quality materials in order to weather any storm, but it’s also pertinent to know the best way to handle storm damage should the situation arise. In this blog, read about the reasons why you shouldn’t go with the first contractor to knock on your door.

There are contractors out there that will pay you a visit as soon as soon as a storm has passed through your neighborhood. In the construction world, these contractors are known as storm chasers and are usually from out of town. There’s no promise of their reputation or workmanship – which may not be a risk you’re willing to take. Here are other dangers that come along with hiring an unknown contractor to replace your storm-damaged roof, windows, or siding:

  • Since these contractors are from out of town, they won’t be able to fulfill any warranties for work
  • You won’t be able to get a BBB rating for local references
  • Their previous work and experience is unknown
  • Since they don’t know specific state regulations, out of town contractors have a more difficult time working with insurance companies
  • Minnesota has a requirement for an ice and water shield, not every state has that

Now that you know the risks of going with a storm chasing or out of town contractor, you should do some research on local companies to ensure you have contact information in your back pocket so you’re prepared when a storm hits.

The Chuba Company is located in Elk River, MN and has been servicing the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis as a local contractor since 1972. Here are a few things that set us apart:

  • We are a GAF Master Elite certified contractor
  • We’ve had the same roofing crew since 2006 and they have completed over 600 roofs together
  • Our company holds an A+ rating with the BBB
  • Our work comes guaranteed with a Quality Workmanship Warranty
  • We are well-versed in working with insurance companies to help you understand exactly how your policy will cover your storm damage

Contact us today to learn more about what makes us one of the most trusted contractors in the area. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Houzz so you’re ready to contact us as soon as the next storm hits!

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