How to avoid roofing scams

How to Avoid Roofing Scams

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When it’s time to repair or replace your roof, it’s important to choose a reputable and reliable roofing contractor. Unfortunately, there are many roofing scams out there that will leave you with shoddy workmanship and a lot of headaches.

Here are some tips on how to avoid roofing scams and find a trustworthy roofing contractor.

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Do your research

Before hiring a roofing contractor, do some research on their reputation and track record. Check their website, read online reviews, and ask for references from past customers.

A reputable roofing contractor will be happy to provide you with references and will have a strong online presence. An honest contractor will let you know if your roof could be repaired instead of completely replaced.

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Don’t fall for high-pressure sales tactics

Some roofing scammers will use high-pressure sales tactics to try to get you to sign a contract quickly. They may offer a “limited time” discount or claim that they have a crew in the area that is able to start working right away.

Don’t be rushed into making a decision. Take your time to research the contractor and make sure they are the right fit for your needs.

Get everything in writing

Before hiring a roofing contractor, make sure you get a written contract that outlines the scope of work, materials to be used, and payment terms. Make sure you understand all the terms of the contract before signing it.

A reputable roofing contractor is always happy to provide you with a detailed written estimate and contract.

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Get a written contract.

Beware of low-ball estimates

If a roofing contractor provides you with an estimate that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Low-ball estimates are a common tactic used by roofing scammers to get their foot in the door.

Once they start the work, they will find additional problems and charge you extra for the repairs. Read this article published by Forbes Advisor about roofing scams to learn more ways to protect yourself.

Bonded and insured

Before hiring a roofing contractor, make sure they are bonded and insured. A reputable roofing contractor will be happy to provide you with proof of both. This will protect you in case of any accidents or damage that may occur during the roofing project.

Don’t pay for the entire project upfront

A reputable roofing contractor will not ask for the entire payment upfront. Instead, they will typically ask for a deposit and then payment in installments as the work progresses.

Be wary of any contractor who asks for the entire payment upfront. Our roof replacement service page has helpful information.

Trust your instincts

If something doesn’t feel right about a roofing contractor, trust your instincts and look for someone else. A reputable roofing contractor will be professional, courteous, and transparent throughout the entire process.

Here is some information from the Texas Department of Insurance about roofing scams and contractor fraud that all homeowners need to be aware of.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, by following these tips, you will avoid roofing scams and find a reputable roofing contractor who will provide you with high-quality workmanship and peace of mind. Don’t feel rushed into making a decision and always do your research before hiring a roofing contractor.

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