With all the different channels in our lives that report the news, it’s hard to avoid hearing about the terrible things people in our profession are doing to scam innocent home owners with roofing scams.
Like these two guys in Oklahoma who put up fliers and accepted thousands of dollars from Logan County citizens without performing a day of work.
Or these guys who scammed people in 11 states, including Arkansas, and were finally caught and indicted in Tampa, Florida.
We’re ready for this to end. And in order to do that, everyone needs to be educated on how to detect and avoid a roofing scam. So here are some things to look out for and ask a roofer that you’re considering working with:
- Check their license plate or ask to see their driver’s license. If it’s out-of-state, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re trying to scam you. But it’s a good place to start the next checkpoint.
- Check out their physical address online. This includes a Google map, website, and social media accounts.
- Check their BBB rating and ask for their company licensure and insurance information.
- Never pay anything up front to a stranger.
P.I. Roofing does everything we can to earn your trust in the beginning and keep it until the end. We are proud to supply any information to ease your mind and gain your loyalty. Initial things we recommend you do:
- Check out our social media channels and site. You’ll see customer testimonials, tips, and news on the roofing industry.
- Ask to see our company license and talk to our clients – past and present.
- Read over our very thorough reports detailing exactly what work will be performed on your home and the costs attached.
Ask us any questions you may have about roofing scams or other roofing topics on our Contact page!