Everything You Need to Know About Roofing Scams
Roofing scams usually happen after an extreme weather event. Roofers from nearby towns and cities would offer their services, and scammers are unfortunately among them. Learning about the common roofing scams you may encounter after a storm ensures you can avoid falling victim to their tactics.
Here are the common roofing scams you might encounter after an extreme weather event. Fly-by-Night Roofers Fly-by-night roofers are the most common scammers you'll encounter. They would offer to fix your roof, ask for the full amount or high down payment upfront, then bolt before the project starts. After a storm passes your area, fly-by-night roofers are plenty. You can consult your HOA regarding accredited roofing contractors or call authorities to verify a sketchy contractor's license. Insurance Fraud Some scammers would do the roofing work for you and even pay your deductible before work starts. It sounds like a great plan until you discover they can charge your insurance company a higher fee for their services. That said, you can avoid scammers like these by verifying the relationship between the roof repair contractor offering the deductible and your insurance company. Unlicensed Contractors Before agreeing to roofing contractors' offers, check if they're licensed to perform roofing jobs. Ask them to provide their license number and call your local government to verify it. Alternatively, you can call roofing associations in their city to verify their license and quality of services. Full Upfront Payment No professional roof replacement company will ask for full payment before work begins. However, reliable roofers may ask for a small down payment to cover the project's material costs. A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. is a reliable contractor known for providing top-tier roofing solutions. We have accomplished hundreds of roofing replacements, repairs and installations in the area. Call us at (951) 877-4406, or fill out this contact form for a free quote.