LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - "There will be people who show up that don't have your best interests at heart, for sure. It's just a matter of doing everything you can to protect yourself."
That's a quote from Greg Linder, the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau, South Plains branch.
After last week's wind and hail, many residents across West Texas are looking for repair services for their cars and roofs. Linder urges caution when it comes to doing business with out-of-town companies.
"That's where that warranty is so important in dealing with a company that is local. If that roof does start leaking afterward, they can take care of it."
And what about making sure the local businesses that may approach you are legitimate? Linder says to visit BBB.org.
"We've got a lot of roofers in this area and we've got files on most of them. There's a lot of good, reputable roofers in this area that are full-well capable to take care of you."
Finally, Linder says he understands the urgency to repair your roof, but to also make sure you've hired the right business.
"If they're offering a free estimate, you can take the free estimate and there's nothing saying that you have to use them or anything like that. Do your homework. The best person to protect you is you."