Roofing Scams and Storms

  • Choose Certified Professionals

    One of the most important decisions you need to make is to ensure you choose the right professionals. Make sure that any roofing contractor that contacts or approaches you has the ability to provide proof of their experience as a residential roofer. They should be certified, have a website and be able to provide proof of this.

  • Ensure the Contractor Has a Physical Business

    A lot of people will use many different lines to try to convince unwitting victims to buy into their scam. Any legitimate roofing contractor is going to have a brick and mortar business that you can visit. Some might try to come at you with excuses like they are a brand new startup or they are moving offices. Don’t fall for it. Unless they have a physical business, the likelihood is that they are trying to scam you.

  • They Should be a Member of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) 

    When you’re vetting a business, one of the most important things to check out is whether it is a trustworthy and certified brand. Any roofing contractor you choose to use should be a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In addition, they should be able to provide evidence to corroborate this.

  • Proof of Insurance

    Having proof of insurance is also really important when you hire people to work on the roof. They need to provide their own coverage for liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Make sure they have both of these things. If they don’t, it’s highly likely that you’re about to be on the receiving end of a roofing scam.

  • Reviews are Key

    With the internet these days, there’s no doubt businesses are going to be able to provide reviews and references to show how great their services are. If you want to make sure you choose the right professional, ask them to provide you with positive reviews.

  • Check You’re Not Being Overcharged

    Another clear indicator that you might be on the receiving end of a scam is that you’re being overcharged. Make sure the down payment you’re being asked for is what it should be for the job that’s being done. Industry standard is 10-30% and this should let you gauge whether or not this is correct.

Do as much as you can to boost the way you improve your home and take these steps to be prepared. There are a lot of factors to think about when you’re looking at how to avoid roofing scams and roofing problems. This is something you need to consider right now.

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