When you’re having a roof installation project done for your property, it’s always best that you hire a professional to get the job done. That way, any costly mistakes can easily be avoided. However, when you’re on the lookout for a professional, it’s possible that some less than reputable roofers will attempt to scam you.
Here are the common roofing scams that homeowners will need to look out for.
Low Starting Bid
When you’re hiring contractors for your roofing project, it’s possible that you may find some tantalizingly low starting bids that can make it tempting to hire them immediately. However, according to experts, you should avoid hiring these contractors as the price of your project could easily creep up due to inflated material costs and “unforeseen problems”. To avoid this, be sure to do your research properly and talk to various companies about their pricing schemes to determine if they’re the right contractor for you.
On the opposite side of the low starting bid scam, roofers may also scam you by overcharging you for your roofing project. Compared to other scams, on the other hand, overcharging can be quite easy to spot as good roof inspection professionals will usually offer a reasonable price. To avoid being overcharged, experts recommend that you take quotes from four or five contractors to determine the average cost. If any of the roofers go beyond the average, then it’s likely that they’re scamming you.
On the other hand, inadequate repairs can be a scam that’s difficult to spot. In fact, it’s possible that you may not even realize you were scammed until months later when your roof begins to fail. This is because since most of the roofing problems you can experience occur below the surface of your roof, it can be easy to add new shingles without actually remedying the problems. With that in mind, if you’re looking to avoid this scam, be sure that you hire only the best contractors with stellar reputations to get the job done.
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