Storm chasers are scammers who take advantage of people whose houses have recently been damaged by a severe weather event. They may also claim that your roof has issues when it’s in perfectly good condition. They usually prey on budget-conscious homeowners who want to have their roofs repaired without spending a significant amount of money. However, hiring these people will only cost you more in the long run.
Discover some of the most common roofing scams and get tips on how to avoid them from a trusted roofing contractor below.
A good roofer will charge customers reasonably, while a scammer often overcharges. It’s quite easy to avoid falling for this scam: before hiring anyone to work on your home, obtain at least three estimates from different contractors. This way, you’ll get an idea of the cost of your project and will be able to determine whether a company is overcharging you.
Disreputable roofers may claim that your roof needs more work done to it than it actually does. Unfortunately, this scam can be difficult to spot. Sometimes, homeowners don’t even notice or aren’t able to distinguish that they’ve been taken advantage of. Avoid falling for this scam by hiring a local contractor for your roof inspection and repair. Local roofers can respond to you faster, and you can easily reach them if you have concerns.
Usually, you won’t notice that your roof wasn’t repaired properly until the storm chaser is long gone. To convince homeowners, these scammers typically give cheap quotes. It could take months before you realize there’s something wrong with your roof. By that time, the storm chasers are long gone and unreachable. Researching before hiring a roofer or choosing local companies can help you avoid this scam.
Turn to Hoover Contracting Inc for your roof repair needs. We specialize in both commercial and residential roofing systems. Call us at (217) 213-5122 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.