Beware of Scams in Roofing Industry

The time has come for a roof replacement. Whether normal wear and tear over the last 20-years (generally) has gone by, or you’ve been hit by a storm, the time for roof replacement is stressful and time sensitive.  You need to have your home and family covered from the elements, but you want to make sure you choose the right contractor.

Today we are sharing the common scams in the roofing industry, so you don’t fall victim.

The Unexpected Roofing Salesman

He just shows up at your door offering this ‘too good to be true’ deal.

  1. If it feels too good to be true, it usually is
  2. Don’t ignore those internal red flags or warning bells going off
  3. Reputable roofing companies don’t walk around searching for business, rather they come to you after you call them for help
  4. Don’t allow this person to do a free inspection, they may have malicious intent and make things worse
  5. Don’t give into the pressure of their sales techniques

The Storm Chaser

Did your area of town just get impacted by mother nature? Scammers like to literally chase the storm and show up to conveniently rescue you in your time of need banking on your urgency and inexperience

 

Remember, it is best to get contractor references from friends and family.  You can also contact your insurance company before signing or paying anything for reputable verification. Although the roof is structurally vital, don’t jump the gun in choosing a contractor. Don’t fall victim in a vulnerable situation.

G & R Roofing has been in the roofing business for over 10-years.  Our certified contractors use the top of the line industry equipment, along with year-round training, and years of experience to help cover our customers.