An unexpected problem with your roof is never ideal. When that problem requires you to call a professional to come and inspect your roof and perform repairs, the last thing that many think about is whether or not the person they’re working with is genuine, or if they’re capable of scamming them.
Here in Colorado, there are countless hail storms that make their way through the Northeastern part of Colorado. During this time, countless roofing companies can be seen out and about, offering quotes, and trying to get your business. With that being said, there has been an increase in the number of roofing scams as well as unhappy residents. That is why, in today’s blog, the team at Denali Roofing — Fort Collins’ Top Rated Local® Roofing Company — will be going over two of the most common roofing scams and how to avoid them.
Down Payment and Dash
The first scam that we’re going to talk about in today’s blog is without a doubt one of the most infuriating. After a roofer has come out to inspect the roof and has provided a quote, they will ask for a down payment to start purchasing supplies and and equipment. Unfortunately, once the check has been handed over, they’re never to be seen again.
How to Avoid: The best way to avoid doing this is by turning to your insurance company after the damage has been sent. In many instances, insurance companies will send a small fraction of the project to be used as a down payment and will send the remaining amount once the project has been completed and a bill has been sent. Another way to minimize the chances of this happening is to hold off on a down payment until, at the very least, supplies have been dropped off.
When it comes to home projects, it’s always best to hire a local company than a contractor from out of town. When these bad hail storms come through, there will be countless individuals and companies coming from out of town looking for work. The downside to hiring any one of these companies is that they’re only around here for the time being. So, if an issue arises with your roof, you’re left high and dry with absolutely no way of having this individual work on your roof. Unfortunately, it’s pretty common for storm chasers to do the bare minimum in regards to repairs and replacement, so the roofs that they leave these homeowners with might last anywhere from five to seven years.
How to Avoid: The best way to avoid being scammed by a storm chaser is easy, simply stay away from door-to-door salesmen and contact a local roofing company! Not only will you be able to build a relationship with your roofer, but you’ll know who to contact and where to find them if any problems do arise.
Contact Denali Roofing for a Roofing Quote
As we mentioned earlier, the best way to avoid a roofing scam is by hiring a company that you can trust. Denali Roofing has proudly provided high-quality roofing services to the Fort Collins area for years. If you’re in need of residential roof maintenance, repairs, or replacement, give us a call and our team will provide you with a free quote.