Reputation in the Local Community
A good example of when you are at risk for a roofing scam is during the months following a major hurricane or tornado’s impact on the homes and buildings in your community. “Contractors” will come into town, set up shop, and claim to be roofing repair contractors. When you do a little digging, you discover shady contractors are not licensed in your state and/or that they have scammed others in the same community. A common ploy is to collect a deposit after the homeowner signs a sales contract, but they never show up to perform the work. A roofer should have a list of customers who you can call and verify their experience. Some former customers may let you come to their home and inspect their work, which allows you to evaluate the overall quality of workmanship for yourself.