Finding the right roofer may seem simple enough, but it can be a challenging task if you want to avoid getting scammed. There are different scams out there that can cause you to pause and think about how you go about finding the best roofer for your roofing needs. Your skepticism can help you to avoid getting scammed if you know what to look out for when hunting for a roofer. Here are some signs of a roofing scam that you should know about.
Excessively High Costs Following a Free Inspection
Free inspections and quotes are common services that are offered by many roofing companies. A roofer gets the opportunity to assess your roof and identify any problems. The big question is, can you take their word for it? Some roofers will report damages that do not exist and scam you into thinking that there is more work to be done that what is actually needed. The result would likely be a quote that costly but get a second or third opinion to avoid this issue.
A good scam sometimes comes in the form of solicitation and roofing contractors showing up at your door should make you feel uneasy. Be wary of any roofing contractor who comes through your neighborhood, especially after a natural disaster, with the claim that you have damages that require fixing. Pay attention to every word said and how they will try to manipulate you by sharing that your neighbors are using their service. Any sign of being pressured into working with them is a red flag.
Know how to spot a reputable roofing company. If a roofing company asks for a down payment without offering any form of financing, think twice before giving away your money. Recognize a scam when a large down payment is required on a low quote roof repair. Chances are, if you make that down payment, the scammer will take your money, skip town and you are left with the same roofing problem and no money to fix it.
Some roofing scammers will pull the “you’re required by law to get a roofing inspection” line to push you to use their services. Don’t freak out when you hear that line. Find a reputable roofer and schedule an inspection to check on the health of your roof.
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Be smart and do your research when searching for a roofer. It could save you money and prevent a whole lot of headaches if you find a roofer that you can trust and who will do the job properly. If you need a roof replacement from a reputable contractor, our team at Meredith Home Improvements is happy to help! We can be contacted over the phone at (412) 831-9991 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing replacement needs!