Every year, homeowners fall prey to scammers targeting neighborhoods with budget-conscious households looking to get some roof work done without breaking the bank. This happens because scammers typically take advantage of homeowner fears that their property is in danger and that working with a reputable home improvement company is too expensive. To protect you and your home, make sure you know what to be on the lookout for.
The Storm Chasers
Appearing after severe weather events occur, storm chasers often go from home to home, passing around leaflets and offering roof replacement or repairs where needed, and, sometimes even when none is required. They’ll try and take advantage of the anxiety you’re feeling after a storm, insisting roof work has to be done right away, but don’t let yourself be pressured. Additionally, ask for credentials and a local address and phone number.
The Good Samaritans
Your roof seems perfectly fine until well-meaning roofers knock on your door claiming they just couldn’t help but notice the damage on your roofing system. They’ll then offer to take a closer look, only to confirm their suspicions afterward. Think there is a chance that your roof does indeed have damage? Get a second opinion. Thank them for their time but don’t sign any contracts out of the blue from a roofer employing such a high-pressure sales tactic.
The Low Bidders
Homeowners are sticklers for saving money so many fall victim to the low bidder’s scheme. Unfortunately, once work begins, what was a highly attractive low project cost starts to increase bit by bit as the low-bidding roofer finds unforeseen problems. To avoid this scam, make sure you are prepared for everything, even surprises.
Restoration Services is dedicated to simplifying the home improvement process for you. From roof repair and replacement to electrical and handyman services, we offer a range of services you can take advantage of to address all your needs. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (334) 350-3350 or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a quote today!