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Are You Dealing with a Roofing Scam? 3 Warning Signs

By July 17, 2017June 25th, 2020No Comments

Strong storms can cause significant damage to your roof, and it’s important to have your roof repaired as soon as possible. However, you need to be careful. There are some unscrupulous contractors that want to take advantage of your situation. Let Spicer Bros. Construction, one of the most experienced roofing contractors in our area, provide warning signs to help you avoid roofing scams:

Dealing with a Roofing Scam

  • The Contractor Wants to Begin Work Immediately – It’s a red flag if your contractor wants to start working on your roof immediately without even waiting for you to contact your insurance company. It’s even more worrying if they try high-pressure sales tactics or insist on getting you to sign a contract as soon as possible. Avoid these contractors. Instead, look for a reputable local company like Spicer Bros. Construction.

  • The Contractor is From Out of State – Some contractors travel around the country, looking for neighborhoods that recently experienced strong storms. These storm chasers show up and try to convince homeowners to let them work on their roof. Before talking to a roofing company, you need to find out if they are a local company and if they have a physical location that you can visit. You also need to ask them for local references.

  • The Contractor Has No Qualifications – You need to check if the contractor you are talking to has the proper licenses, insurance and certification to work on your roof. Ask for proof, and make sure to double-check the information with the authorities. Storm chasers and scammers typically lack these qualifications. If you experience storm damage, Spicer Bros. Construction will be glad to repair your roof and provide you with as much proof about our qualifications as you need.

When it comes to repairing your roofing system, you can count on us. Spicer Bros. Construction has over a decade of experience, and we are fully licensed, insured and certified. We are an established company with a sterling reputation, so you can trust us. We’ll be glad to provide you with local references so you can see the quality of our work yourself. We serve many areas in MD, including Salisbury and Ocean City. Give us a call to learn more tips on avoiding roofing scams. You can also request a free estimate.