Watch out for these 5 roofing scams
A roofing contractor inspects shoddy work from a previous roofer.
The roof is one of the single most important components of any home. No part plays a bigger role in keeping the elements out, so when a roof requires repair, there’s little time to waste.
The desire to have a roof quickly replaced and the fact that most people have little experience working with a roofing contractor can set an unsuspecting homeowner up for a variety of scams.
Fraudulent roofing contractors prey on vulnerable homeowners and have become increasingly bold in their tactics.
From unlicensed storm chasers to mysterious door-to-door salesman, there are many ways to fall victim to roofing scams.
Angie’s List spoke with five highly rated roofing companies about some of the most common scams, and how to avoid being taken advantage of. Here are some to watch out for:
- The disappearing down payment
- The mysterious door-to-door salesman
- The storm chaser
- High-pressure tactics
- The fluctuating bid
For additional roofing information and tips for hiring a roofing company, visit the Angie's List Guide to Installing a New Roof.