Tips To Avoid a Roofing Scam

Homeowners often fall victims to many different types of scams. They can range from insurance scams, to security scams, and even a roofing scam. There are fraudulent roofers who prey on trusting families, which leave them with shoddy roof work, and hard earned money out of their pockets. They earn your trust by preying on your fears. See some warning signs to help you avoid a roofing scam.

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Pretend Damage

Most homeowners aren’t going to know there is damage to their roof unless there is actually a leak. No it isn’t always the case. But if a roofing contractor comes sniffing around and advises you that you have a mystery leak, advising you that there’s damage to your roof, beware. Especially if they climb onto your roof. They could be causing damage while they’re up there.

Insurance Fraud

Roofing contractors can commit a roofing scam in several different ways, one of those is by insurance fraud. They can submit a bill to you, the homeowner, then also submit a higher bill to the insurance company. This poses trouble to you, as well as making insurance premiums higher all around.

Lower Starting Bids

Some contractors will try to outbid other contractors in the area just to gain your business. Once they have it, they’ll have some unforeseen charges, or problems arise. This will inflate the cost, and timeframe of the job, and end up costing you more money. This is a common roofing scam. Do your homework. It doesn’t pay to go with the cheapest roofing contractor.

Materials

Some roofing scams include a contractor using cheap materials to get the roof repair, or reroof done. In this case it’ll look like you’re getting a great deal, then later down the line you’ll begin to have problems with your roof.

In all of these cases, it’s important to do your homework, research different roofing contractors prior to choosing one. Get your estimates together, then come see us! We have found that a lot of times people think they are getting the same system we offer but once we look at their other proposals we find that it is not. Even if you decide not to go with our company we want to make sure that you are getting the best roof for your money. Kirkey Roofing is the premier roofing contractor, and has been serving Sarasota, Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton areas for 70 years. Contact us today to learn more!

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