There are a lot of unscrupulous individuals out looking for to take advantage of people and unfortunately, the roof replacement industry is no exception. From storm chasers to questionable products and workmanship, roofing scams can leave your family out of luck, money and a reliable roof.
Avoiding these scams depends on how well you can spot them and there’s no better way to see them coming than familiarizing yourself with a few of the most common tricks in their book. Let our professional and trustworthy roofers at Lexington Blue shed some light on their schemes.
Too Good to Be True
When you’re looking for roofing contractors, it’s best to compare quotes from at least one or two service providers. When you do, you’re likely to encounter companies with a cost-estimate that’s leagues below their competitors. While this may sound like a penny-pincher’s dream come true, the unusually low price should raise some red flags. Research on the standard pricing for the roofing project that you want and discuss the details of a quote with your company thoroughly. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how they came up with incredibly low prices. If their answer sounds questionable, it probably is.
The period after a severe storm can be very stressful. For roofing scammers, it’s easy to take advantage of this stress. You need your roof fixed and you need it as soon as possible. However, avoid rushing into any contract with the first roofing company that offers a solution, especially if it’s immediately following some bad weather. Ask for references, a BBB rating and other important certifications and licenses so you don’t fall for these storm chasers.
Our professionals at Lexington Blue are your number one trusted local provider of topnotch roofing, siding and gutter repairs, installation and maintenance services. Give us a call at (859) 368-6346 or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote and get your project started today. We serve homeowners in Lexington, KY.