The Hidden Risks of Hiring Out-of-Town Roofers Post-Storm

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The Hidden Risks of Hiring Out-of-Town Roofers Post-Storm

When Disaster Strikes:

When storms cause destruction to your property, the urgency to repair damages can lead homeowners to make hasty decisions, especially when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof. It’s not uncommon for out-of-town roofers to swoop in, offering quick fixes and seemingly irresistible deals. However, beneath the surface, there are hidden dangers lurking, which could potentially turn a homeowner’s nightmare into a much bigger catastrophe. Below are some important things to consider if disaster strikes.

Lack of Accountability:

One of the main concerns with hiring an out-of-town roofer is the lack of accountability. These contractors often operate without a physical presence in your area, making it challenging for you to hold them accountable for their work. Once the job is done and they’ve left town, homeowners may find it nearly impossible to reach them for warranty issues or follow-up repairs.

Lack of Local Knowledge:

Roofing is a specialized skill that requires local knowledge of weather patterns, building codes, and other factors specific to our region. Out-of-town roofers may not be familiar with these nuances, leading to subpar workmanship and potential code violations. What seems like a quick fix could end up causing more problems down the line, costing you even more time and money.

Unreliable Guarantees:

Many out-of-town roofers offer enticing guarantees to win over homeowners. However, these guarantees can include loopholes that make them difficult for you to enforce. Without a local presence, there’s no guarantee that you will be able to find the roofer again, not to mention whether you’ll be able make them honor their warranty to you if issues arise in the future.

Limited Availability for Follow-Up Repairs:

Storm chasers typically move from one disaster area to the next, chasing profit rather than building long-term relationships with clients. This means that if problems arise after the initial repair, as a homeowner you may struggle to get the roofer to return for follow-up repairs or maintenance.

Potential Scams:

Unfortunately, the aftermath of a storm often attracts unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of vulnerable homeowners. These scammers may demand upfront payment, only to disappear without completing the work or use inferior materials while charging for premium products. Without a local reputation to uphold, out-of-town roofers have less incentive to act ethically.

Lack of References:

When hiring a roofer, it’s essential to check references and reviews to ensure they have a track record of quality work and customer satisfaction. Out-of-town roofers may not have local references readily available, making it difficult for you to gauge the reliability and reputation of the contractor.

Long-Term Consequences:

Choosing an out-of-town roofer based solely on price or convenience can have long-term consequences for you as a homeowner. Poorly installed or low-quality roofing materials can lead to leaks, structural damage, and decreased property value. In the worst-case scenario, inadequate repairs could compromise the safety of your home and put your occupants at risk.


While the temptation to hire an out-of-town roofer may be strong in the wake of a storm, you must proceed with caution. The risks of subpar workmanship, unreliable guarantees, and potential scams far outweigh any short-term benefits. Instead, homeowners should prioritize hiring local, reputable contractors who have a vested interest in their community and a proven track record of delivering quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. After all, when it comes to protecting one’s home and family, cutting corners is never worth the risk.

Quality Exteriors has built its strong reputation across Middle Tennessee by taking a personal approach to roofing. We care greatly about each customer and treat you the way we would want to be treated. With over 300 five-star Google Reviews, you can be confident that your job will be done right the first time. And you can rest assured that we will always be around for any follow up needs you may have.

About Quality Exteriors:

Founded in 2006 by brothers Jordan and Justin Howell, Quality Exteriors is headquartered in Murfreesboro TN, with additional locations in Nashville, Franklin, and Chattanooga. Quality Exteriors is the area’s premier contractor for both residential and commercial roofing needs. Voted the area’s Favorite Roofer for 11 years in a row, as well as Favorite Employer for 8 years in a row, Quality Exteriors is dedicated to serving its community and appreciates consistently being recognized as the area’s preferred, local, family-owned roofing contractor.

Quality Exteriors is a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor and 2020 & 2021 GAF Triple Excellence Award recipient. Most recently QE was certified into the elite GAF President’s Club, a distinction that is achieved by only half of all GAF Master Elite Certified Contractors. In addition to installing GAF shingle products, Quality Exteriors is proud to be a CertainTeed Shingle Master.

From Jordan Howell, President of Quality Exteriors, “Being recognized as the top roofing contractor in Middle Tennessee has always been our highest priority and we know that taking excellent care of our customers is our key to success. Achieving GAF Master Elite Contractor status and then taking it a huge step further by earning the 2022 GAF President’s Club Badge is a testimony to the continuous great work by our entire team – including our highly qualified, professional Roof Ninjas who are up on our customers’ roofs every single day.”

As a long-standing local, family-owned roofing contractor serving residential and commercial property owners across Tennessee, the Quality Exteriors team will always ‘Be Here When You Need Us.’