3 Common Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

Common Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

In a little over a month, springtime will be here. While fall may be the opportune time for a roof replacement, spring ranks high up on the list of best times to get a new roof. If you’re thinking about hiring a contractor to come out and replace your roof, you may want to do your research and take some precautionary measures before committing to a roofing company. Why? Out of all the home improvement services offered to homeowners, roofing scams are among the most prevalent. If you don’t know what to look for, you won’t realize you’re being scammed until it’s too late. The professionals at Rutter Roofing are sharing some common roofing scams and how to avoid them. 

Inadequate Repairs
One of the most common scams is completing inadequate repairs. This can be particularly difficult to spot until your new roof is complete and the guilty party involved is long gone. Many roofing problems will occur below the surface so they can often be difficult to spot until it’s too late. While looking for a reputable roofing company to complete your project, ask for referrals or references. Chances are, if they can’t produce any quality testimonials, they aren’t the most reliable company to work with.

Contractor Without Proper Licensing or Insurance
Before you hire any contractor to complete a job on or in your home, make sure they are properly licensed and are carrying liability and worker’s compensation insurance. While dozens of states do not require a company to have a roofing license, Pennsylvania does, so it’s important to ask to see proof of the company’s license. At Rutter Roofing, we are fully insured, licensed and certified and are an Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Large Down Payment
If a roofing contractor is asking for a large sum of money before the work even begins, you may want to think twice before you hand over the check. The contractor may claim that they need this money upfront to cover equipment, cost of materials or to pay for their labor. While many homeowners may think it’s normal to sign over a large sum of money right away, it’s not. At Rutter Roofing, we work hard to look for cost effective solutions for our customers without recklessly spending their hard earned money. 

How Rutter Roofing Can Help
At Rutter Roofing, you can rest assured you will never fall victim to one of these common roofing scams when you trust in us. We proudly display all our accolades on our website, and we’re backed by a team that is not satisfied until the customer is completely happy. Contact us today for all your roofing needs.