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When it comes to hiring a roofing company to repair your roof, you are likely to experience some uncertainty, particularly if you have never hired a roofing company before. Dishonest roofers do exist, and it is imperative to arm and protect yourself by knowing some of the tactics that most of these scam roofers use. This will help you choose the ideal roofing company and not to wrong one. In doubt? Check Us Out to avoid falling prey to unscrupulous contractors. Here are five signs you might be dealing with dishonest roofers.

Warning Signs

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Before hiring a roofing company, you need to ask for the fee quotes. These quotes will not only give you a clear idea of the total amount/cost that you can anticipate spending on your roof, but also they can be an alert. A dishonest roofer will often quote an overly low estimate as a way to entice you and to make his offer seem appealing. Before engaging yourself so before falling into the trap, try to contract other different companies to compare estimates

If the down payment amount is excessive

Consumer protection agencies have warned homeowners against paying a large sum of money to roofers up front. It is customary for any reputable roofer only to ask for money that will cover the first 30% of the job or to ask money to pay for supplies only. You should never pay the full amount for any replacement or repair before the job is done. If a roofing company asks you for the entire sum of money up front, it’s a clear sign you’re dealing with a dishonest roofer.

Written contracts

A legit roofing company will always start a job with a written agreement. This is vital because it will protect you and the company that is working for you. If the roofing company does not have a written contract or are reluctant to offer one, that’s a clear sign that it is a dishonest roofer. Do not by any chance hire a roofing company that doesn’t have a written contract that states all the details of the work, the total fee charged and the time for completion.

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Always ensure that you have identified the business’s address. A professional roofing contractor should also provide at least 2 or 3 working phone numbers and that they are all verified. Try to confirm this information by calling all the numbers and try to drive past the address they have given you.

Door-to-door sales

An established roofing company will never knock on your door to advertise their sales and services. This is because they clearly know that their reputation will lead customers to them. If you happen to get a door knock especially after a storm, it’s a clear sign you are being scammed