Always Do Your Homework before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Even though most of our work is commercial and industrial, we are proud to lend our roofing expertise to residents of Middle Tennessee as well. This article was posted a few months ago on WSMV Nashville’s website, but we think it serves as a great reminder always to do your homework before you choose a roofer—or any other contractor.

The article talks about predatory roofing companies “appearing” just after a major storm to fix residents’ roofs, only to disappear almost immediately as their shoddy repairs begin to fail. We wish this kind of thing didn’t happen as often as it does, but it just goes to show that you should look into everyone you’re thinking of hiring, confirm BBB ratings, check their history, and see if anyone is reporting issues with them.

Click below to read the full article: http://www.wsmv.com/story/30562146/roofing-company-nowhere-to-be-found-when-repairs-needed
An excerpt from the story linked above:

“She replaced her roof four years ago after a hailstorm ripped it apart. She went with a company called TruRoof after she saw signs posted in her neighborhood.

“It was affordable,” Haugen said. “Our insurance would cover what they were charging, but it had this lifetime warranty, which was kind of a no-brainer.”

Haugen said the company was a no-show when her roof started leaking again.

“I looked them up. There was no existence,” she said. “It’s like they just disappeared, poof, out of nowhere.”

Channel 4 tried to contact TruRoof, but their La Vergne location was shuttered and their Facebook page has been removed. A branch in South Carolina is also no longer in existence.

The Better Business Bureau said major weather events bring out what they call “storm chasers.””