Common Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

Nowadays, scams are to be found on all businesses imaginable, and the roofing business is not excused at all.  Scamming homeowners during re-roofing and placing new roofs is also happening everywhere, and it hurts a lot, knowing that you are losing several thousand while not getting the quality you spent for and additional thousands of dollars to have things fixed.

This article by homeadvisor.com not only helps homeowners in spotting the ongoing roofing scams, but it also helps out those legit roofers who are working honestly.

  • roofing scamsRoofing Scam #1: Inadequate Repair
    Since most of the repairs in a roof happen on the inside, you, the homeowner, wouldn’t notice what’s wrong until a storm comes along and shows you the obvious.
  • Roofing Scam #2: Unnecessary Repairs
    This may be hard to spot for an average homeowner as you may see it as working on problems thoroughly.
  • Roofing Scam #3: Overcharging for Service
    This scam should be easy to spot.  How? Get estimates from several contractors/roofers to get the average cost.

Areas Prone to Roofing Scams:

Scammers can happen anywhere, but roofing scammers love the densely populated areas and places where severe weather conditions occur.

Avoiding Roofing Scams:

There are several ways to prevent roofing scams, and one is to ask around, interview, and speak to multiple contractors before hiring anyone. Another thing you can do is to ensure you do your due diligence in maintaining your roof, so are you perfectly aware of its current condition.  HomeAdvisor also offers services of helping you pick out a legit roofer who has undergone several screening tests for homeowner’s benefit.

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