Are you looking for a new roofing contractor for your home? With the stormy season upon us, you can be sure that there will be plenty of knocks and flyers at your door, all advertising for this contractor and that contractor. With so many choices at hand, it may seem easier just to pick one at random, but that seems pretty risky. Instead, we will give you a few tips on how to determine reputable contractors from scammers.
Ask For An Office Address
One of the oldest roofing scams in the industry is the storm chasing roofer. They wait until a storm passes and then they knock on your door. They take the insurance check and do 1 of two things: run off with it, or do a terrible job on repairs. Ask your roofer for an office address, so you can hold hem accountable if anything goes wrong with your roof repairs. If they only give you a P.O. Box address, that’s not good enough, and you should pick a different contractor.
Check Their Reviews And References
Always ask for references. If you think they may be fake, check online. There are plenty of websites dedicated to providing real reviews, including Yelp, the BBB, and Home Advisor. Sometimes scammers can put fake reviews on their website, so don’t believe those unless they come from a reputable source.
Ask About Warranties
Any good roofer will offer a craftsmanship warranty, as well as a materials warranty from the manufacturer. If your contractor doesn’t offer these, it may be a good idea to pick a new contractor.