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How do you not get scammed by a roofer?

When it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, finding a trustworthy and reliable roofing contractor can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, there are many scams out there that can leave you with shoddy workmanship, incomplete projects, and a lighter wallet. So how can you protect yourself and ensure that you’re not being scammed by a roofer? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Do Your Research: Before hiring a roofing contractor, do some research online and check their credentials. Look for reviews from previous customers on their website, Google, or other reputable review sites. Check their rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and make sure they’re licensed and insured.
  2. Don’t Pay Upfront: Be wary of any contractor who asks for payment upfront or requires a large deposit before starting work. A reputable contractor should have enough cash flow to purchase the necessary materials and start the job without requiring full payment from you beforehand.
  3. Get a Written Contract: Make sure that you have a written contract with your roofing contractor that outlines the scope of work, timeline, payment terms, and warranty. It’s important to have everything in writing to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes down the road.
  4. Avoid Door-to-Door Solicitations: Be cautious of contractors who show up at your door unsolicited, especially after a storm or natural disaster. These so-called “storm chasers” prey on homeowners who are vulnerable and in need of quick repairs. Instead, seek out established and reputable roofing companies with a track record of quality work.
  5. Ask for References: A trustworthy roofing contractor should be able to provide you with references from satisfied customers. Don’t be afraid to ask for these references and follow up with them to ask about their experience with the contractor and the quality of the work.
  6. Don’t Fall for Low Prices: If a roofing contractor offers you a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Low prices may be a sign of inferior materials or workmanship, or they may be a bait-and-switch tactic to get you to sign on the dotted line.

By following these tips, you can avoid getting scammed by a roofer and ensure that your roofing project is completed to your satisfaction. At Reliable Roofing & Construction, we pride ourselves on our quality workmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with all of your roofing needs.


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