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Common Roofing Scams to Look Out For

Monday, September 28th, 2020 by Michael Fortenberry


It's really unfortunate to deal with roofing scams. That is why it is very important to know the roofing contractors that you are working with and be wary of any irregularities that may occur during the consultation stage. To give you a better idea of how roofing scams are started, residential and commercial roof contractor Fortenberry Roofing lists three of the most common scams that you should look out for.

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Storm Chasers

Storm chasers are roofers who literally go after storms by traveling from one place to another in order to offer their services to clients who may have been affected by the bad weather. They usually knock on doors claiming that a roof appears to be damaged. They may also offer a special discount for their roof repair or replacement services so that customers will be enticed to hire them. To ensure that you are not dealing with a storm chaser, verify any business information they provide you. Look for their office address and other pertinent documents that can prove they are qualified and legitimate to do business.

Unnecessary Work

Some unscrupulous roofers will require certain repairs or roof work even though they are not really necessary just so they could add the expenses to your bill. This may happen more easily in commercial roofing jobs since the roof systems in buildings tend to be larger and more complicated than residential roofs. But one way you can avoid falling victim to this kind of scam is to keep on asking questions about the tasks that will be done. It also wouldn't hurt to seek the opinion of other roofing professionals.

Overcharging

Roofing projects can be costly, which can make it tricky to know whether you are being asked to pay a reasonable amount or not. What you can do, though, is to ask for a detailed quotation and check their pricing for products and services. You can also get estimates from other contractors so that you can compare and have an idea about the average cost of your project.

Fortenberry Roofing offers a range of residential and commercial roofing services. With our expertise and experience in various roofing jobs, you can be sure that your project will be done satisfactorily. Call us at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Floydada, Plainview, and Anton, TX.

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