1. Reviews and Word of Mouth
Ask a friend who you can trust! We all need a new roof at some point.
You can also check out their reviews. The company’s website is a good place to start, but remember, they can control the reviews that appear online.
2. Choose a Local Roofer
Another way to avoid a roofing scam is to choose a local contractor. Don’t go with fly by night companies.
3. Licenses and Insurance
This might seem obvious but is often overlooked. It’s for your own protection as well!
4. Ensure a Good Warranty
Once you find a roofing company with all the right paperwork, you should make sure they stand by their work. A company that looks great on paper isn’t worth much if your roof falls down in a couple of years.
5. Don’t go with Lowest Bid
The company may be using subpar, cheap materials. Perhaps they aren’t paying for the proper licenses and insurance. Or they could flat-out be a scam, taking your money and disappearing with it.
6. Using Your Homeowner’s Insurance
It might be tempting to take them up on their offer. However, this is flat-out insurance fraud and is illegal. Be suspicious of a company that’s willing to expose itself to legal problems just to be “helpful”.