Being scammed is a nightmare for any homeowner. It can cost you thousands of dollars for shoddy work and more money to have it fixed.
Roofing scams are among the most common home improvement scams and your best defense against these is information. Harmony Home Improvement, a team of seasoned residential roofing contractors, share three roofing scams to watch out for and how you can avoid them.
Some shady roofers offer far lower prices than their competitors. And when work finally starts, they jack up the costs due to “unforeseen problems.” You can easily avoid this type of scam by ensuring from the get-go that they’re giving you a reasonable quote. To have an idea about the average cost for your project, get estimates from three to five contractors.
2. Unnecessary Repairs
In this type of scam, some contractors will claim that they are residential roof replacement experts and they have noticed some damage on your roof. They usually say it’s hard to see at first or from afar, so they will ask to go up your roof to check. When they come down, they should confirm the damage and offer to fix it for you.
Of course, it can be hard to disprove their claim right away. But under the circumstances, the best thing you can do is get a second opinion from a trusted contractor. Also, never allow a stranger on your roof or do business with contractors you didn’t personally seek out for help in the first place.
3. Storm Chasers
“Storm chasers” are called such because they take advantage of big storms that recently hit an area. Typically, they go from door to door offering to repair or replace roofs that look damaged. These shady contractors promise huge discounts as well, but the quality of their work is usually subpar.
While it’s important to have your roof checked after a storm, you shouldn’t rush into hiring the first roofer that comes knocking on your door. Check if they are licensed and insured and find out through the Better Business Bureau if any complaints have been filed against them.
Harmony Home Improvement has over 20 years of experience in working with Connecticut homeowners. Whether you need rubber, composite, or metal roofing systems, you can rest assured that we’ll deliver quality results. Call us at (860) 516-9103 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote. We serve clients in CT and the surrounding areas.