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Storm Chasers and Roofing Scams, How To Avoid Being Ripped Off

Atlanta consumers need to be cautious of potential roofing scams, according to KTM Roofing in Atlanta. Each year when high wind generating storms, including hail storms move through metro Atlanta, companies categorized as 'storm chasers' start going door to door looking for unsolicited business.

In too many instances consumers can have bad experiences because of these companies. It is becoming increasingly important that Atlanta residents learn how to spot the signs of a roofing company that could be intending to commit a roofing scam. KTM Roofing has provided Atlanta residents examples of tips on how to spot a potential storm chaser on

With 25 years of roofing experience, KTM Roofing is a renowned leader among roofing companies in Atlanta. Tim McLoughlin, President of KTM Roofing explains, "For over 25 years I've watched storm chasers abuse unsuspecting and trusting Atlanta residents." McLoughlin added, "We've added some tips at to help homeowners identify some potential red flags that are common among out of town storm chasers. Too often these companies do more harm than good."

Keith Hanks of internet marketing agency TwentySix2 Marketing commented, "The internet allows consumers to have much better access to information about potential companies they do business with. If someone knocks on your door looking to quote a roofing project, you can easily check their background online. Atlanta residents can do a quick check by looking on sites such as, which is the Better Business Bureau's website, and consumer rated sites such as to provide indicators of the company's background."

Top Indicators of a Potential Roofing Scam

Each year too many homeowners fall victim to roofing scams due to storm chasers. It is embarrassing emotionally and can be devastating financially. If you do accept an unsolicited offer for roofing work, remember to never pay for the work up front. A legitimate roofing company should never ask for payment before they begin work. Legitimate roofers are often busy performing roofing work for their clients instead of going door to door in search of work. Finally a homeowner should be suspicious if they are not provided with local references, identification and roofing credentials.

Finally a homeowner should be suspicious if they are not provided with local references, identification and roofing credentials.

Sample of Indicators a Roofer is Legitimate - Below is a sample listing of qualities a legitimate roofing company should be able to provide:

  • Local references and roofing testimonials
  • Business License
  • Roofing credentials
  • Workers compensation insurance
  • General liability insurance
  • Written manufacturer warranties
  • Written labor warranties

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