There are technically two definitions of a storm chaser. Storm chasers are generally referred to as researchers who follow severe storm cells to collect information about storms. These types of storm chasers are not quite as popular today because of advancements in satellite technology. The other type of storm chaser is the far greater concern. Storm chasers in the roofing business are nomads that follow storm cells to reap the benefits of the roof damage they leave behind. These individuals are focused on quantity over quality in order to move on to the next storm cell. Rarely are these businesses available for assistance after the job and the quality of the work tends to be lacking. To avoid storm chasers, look out for out-of-state license plates, removable magnetic stickers on the truck, and flyers. Ask to see their insurance paperwork, and NEVER pay for materials up front!