If you live in Denver, you know how crazy this summer has been. 2014 has seen more thunderstorms, hailstorms, and bad weather than recent years. While winter was unusually mild for those in the Colorado area, summer has been anything but with thunderstorms and tornados every afternoon. While this is also a common occurrence during the summer in the Midwest, for Colorado and the Front Range, it seems like there’s hail every other day. Here’s how to avoid storm chasers during this time.

Storm chasers pop up all over the country in the roofing industry. After a big storm, they’ll go door-to-door with questionable tactics and scaring you into thinking you need your roof repaired or replaced when you don’t. While hail is very damaging to your room and can cause the need for repair or replacement, that’s not always the case. After a severe hailstorm, you should have your roof checked by a professional to ensure you’re not suffering from any issues.

Once your roof is checked out, it’s important to know the facts. Hail damage can cause lasting issues that lead to your needing a roof completely replaced. If it’s relatively minor damage, a quick repair can prevent that from happening. The problem is that many hailstorm chasers will try and convince you to get a full-on roof replacement after a hailstorm when you don’t actually need one. It’s important to know the difference between a repair and replacement, especially when it’s being pitched to you on your doorstep.

Not all roofers are storm chasers, especially the local ones. When the storms roll into town, make sure you’re choosing a roofer you can trust. A respectable roofer, especially in the Denver area, will ensure you have all the facts before you sign on the dotted line. Storm chasers are counting on you being worried about your roof enough to make a foolish decision and have you roof replaced or repaired when it doesn’t need to be.

Storm chasers in the Front Range are out in full force. Don’t get fooled by these scam artists and choose a roofer you can count on.