When a severe hail storm hits an area, most if not all local roofing companies are ill equipped to handle the increased demand on their business. Most of them will be approached by "stormers" and offered a significant amount of money to lease their name and phone number and almost all of them will reach some kind of agreement with the stormer.
Home improvement contractors will instantly be in the roofing business, as well as anyone else with a phone number and yellow page listing for lease. This leaves you the consumer with no idea who you are hiring, where they are from, or what their real reputation is. The local contractor that doesn't sell out is forced to supplement his labor force from wherever he can, once again leaving you in the dark as to who is repairing your home and how qualified they really are. Use caution, choose a company that is actually what and who it says it is.