Roofing and home improvement scams are becoming more common. It seems like every year I hear several stories from our customers who have been scammed out of their hard-earned cash by some unsavory person masquerading as a roofing contractor. To the trained professional these scams are usually obvious. But, what can the average home or business owner do to avoid common roofing and home improvement scams? Keep reading.
Roofing scams are usually ran by con-artist looking to make a quick buck before they disappear back into the shadows from which they came. A few questions and a little research can expose these bottom-feeders for what they are.
Once you have identified a few good contractors you need to prepare for and schedule estimates. Most roofing contractors will provide free inspections and estimates. This is common practice! To prepare for your estimate you should write down questions that are important to you to ask the contractor. If you’ve done your research you can focus on your desires and expectations. The one thing you should always ask for is proof of insurance. Here are some other questions you may want to ask:
By just researching and asking a few pointed questions you can avoid the scams that are running rampant in the roofing and home improvement industry. I hope this helps you on your quest to avoid scams in your pursuit of hiring a roofing contractor.
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