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The Best Ways to Avoid Roofing Scams

How to avoid roofing scams

Despite all the information at our fingertips, many people in the age of modern technology still fall victim to roofing scammers. They're skilled in the art of deception and preying on people's good hearts and trusting nature.

Roofing scammers practice their antics year-round, there are lists all over the internet naming the scams, like:

  • The high-pressure tactics roofing scam
  • The fluctuating bid roofing scam
  • The storm chaser roofing scam
  • The mysterious door-to-door salesman roofing scam

While all of those roofing scams use a different approach, their end game is the same. The goal of every single roofing scammer is to take your hard-earned money and run with it back to their smarmy lair, never to be seen or heard from again.

The absolute best ways to protect yourself from roofing scammers, regardless of which deceptive techniques they use are:

  • Never, ever, ever give roofers money upfront all at once, or as a down payment. A legitimate roofing company will never ask for money upfront before beginning a project, not even the form of a down payment.
  • Check the BBB website to see if they're a legitimate business and other places online for reviews and credentials.
  • Always stick with a local company that has a "brick and mortar building." Check their BBB ratings and find out how long they've been in business. Make sure they're certified, licensed, and insured.
  • Get at least three estimates from three different roofing companies to compare prices.
  • References from people in your community

There are many long-established, respected, professional, and trustworthy expert roofing companies in our local area. It's in their best interest to treat you right and not take advantage of you, so please make sure you reach out to them.

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