Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hail Bombardment Causes Influx of Home Repair Businesses

Stormchasers are just part of the biz.  When a major storm hits an area masses of home repair companies relocate to the damaged area. Sometimes the area gains a good company they otherwise wouldn't have had. Most of the time, however, stormchasers sweep through the area and onto the next badly damaged section of the country.  It leaves consumers who used their services in a tight spot.  For instance, what do consumers do if their new roof leaks and the guy they hired is off in Minnesota chasing another storm or maybe he returned to Louisiana where he lives?  What are the chances he will come back and fix the problems?  Maybe he'll hire a local company to come out and fix it--a company the consumer never hired.  Maybe they make it worse.  Honestly, who knows?

Consumers who have hail damage to their homes, vehicles, or any other property, need to take a few minutes to arm themselves against the onslaught of Door-to-door salesmen heading their way.  The Better Business Bureau is here to help.  A few news organizations in the area have recruited our expertise.  You can find some info here from KCTV5 and here is our blog entry about door-to-door roofing sales. Below is a video containing tips and an interview with the BBB.



If you have hail damage, you will surely get some visitors.  Don't be nervous. You don't have to do business with anyone who stops by your house.  Get the salesperson's card if they propose a good deal, but check up on the company.  Give us a call for its reliability report and get a few other estimates. Once you compare prices, you may find out the first guy's deal wasn't so good.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City
816-421-7800
info@kansascity.bbb.org

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