Roofing is an industry with lots of great, honest and reliable service providers, but also one that is not free from scammers who are trying to make use of homeowners worried for their roofs before or after large storms as well as in storm-free periods. Scammers are usually very inventive, coming up with new ways of tricking homeowners to pay for services or products that they don’t need and will probably never get either – here are some of the most common roofing scams that you should know about and avoid:
- Free products or services – nothing comes for free, so beware of the roofing contractor who offers you products or services for free – he will probably include the price of those “free” items into the cost estimate;
- A contractor without a registered office – any entrepreneur needs to have registered headquarters, so if the man offering you his roofing services is reluctant to share his business address, he most probably doesn’t have one and is a scammer; Look for licensed Colorado Springs roofing companies who have a local address to make sure you are getting reliable and quality services you can trust.
- Roofers showing up at your door, saying that they have been in the neighborhood and have seen that your roof is in a bad state of repair – if you let in these guys, they will probably start removing perfectly healthy roofing components and damaging those parts to make you pay for new material. If you give them the money to go and purchase the material for you, you will probably never see them or your money again.