The home improvement industry is no stranger to unscrupulous individuals hoping to make a quick buck. Scammers are pretty common in almost any type of business, but residential roofing companies are particularly prone to their schemes. What’s more, these types of scams can wreak all sorts of havoc to your home, potentially costing you thousands of dollars for incomplete or improperly done services and a few hundred more just to fix the shoddy results.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with the most common methods these untrustworthy roofers often employ so you can spot them from a mile away. Let our professionals at ATD Restoration help you avoid roofing scams with these simple tips.
Impossibly Low Pricing
The prices for roofing materials are more or less standard depending on the manufacturer. However, different roofing contractors can have widely varying labor rates. Be suspicious of estimates that show a temptingly low price. Oftentimes, this is a sign of either a disreputable roofer that cuts corners in their work, or it could just be a scam from the get-go.
Incredibly High Pricing
The opposite is also true when it comes to pricing. You can avoid being a victim of these types of scams by getting cost estimates from a number of different companies. This should give you a reasonable range of how much certain services should cost you.
You’ll find no shortage of people offering roof repair and restoration services door-to-door immediately following some severe weather. These are likely to be storm chasers, roofers who perform inadequate services just to take advantage of stressed out homeowners. You can avoid these companies by doing your due diligence before signing a contract. Ask for references, licenses, BBB ratings and other relevant paperwork. There’s a big chance that scammers will fail to produce any of these documents right off the bat.
At ATD Restoration, we are your trusted provider of high-quality roofing, siding, gutters, windows and other home exterior improvement products and services. Give us a call at (864) 214-3687 for Greenville, or (910) 302-5210 for Fayetteville to request a free estimate today. You may also fill out our online contact form and one of our representatives will be in touch with you shortly. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, NC.