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How to Avoid Roofing Scams After a Storm

How to Avoid Roofing Scams After a Storm

After a storm, one of your first priorities will likely be to repair the damages of your home.  After hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, or thunderstorms, your home may have suffered damage that requires experts to come in and perform work.  However, many companies will be aware that homeowners are looking to make quick fixes on their property.  It is imperative to make sure you hire a credible, reliable company and avoid the many scammers who are looking to make a quick buck after a storm passes.   Here are a few suggestions for how to avoid roofing scams after a storm destroys your property.  

Check Their Paperwork

When you are considering hiring a company for its roof repair services, be sure to check their credentials.  You want to be sure that they are properly insured for their professional services, and that they have standards that meet all of the licensing rules and regulations of their industry.  Roofing repair scams will become sketchy when you start digging to find their background information.    

Don't Pay Upfront - and Create a Paper Trail

Make sure that you always wait until the services, or at least milestones of the project, are completed before you pay anyone.  This will ensure the quality and completion of work.  Be wary of companies that ask for a large lump payment up front.  Also, you will want to create a paper trail of any receipts, payments, or transactions made.  It is advisable not to pay in cash, because using a credit card or check will allow you to refer back to the payment if any charges are later disputed.  

Don't Be Too Hasty

 By moving too quickly to choose the company, you are making yourself susceptible to scams.  Anyone who insists that a job must be done immediately or who puts pressure on you to make choices quickly are often times looking to take advantage of your naivety and anxiety.  A well-reputed company will take the time to educate its consumers on the process and will give you accurate information on themselves and the services they are performing on your home.  Impulse decisions can actually cost you more money in repairs in the long run.

Storm damage can cause a big headache when it comes time to make repairs.  Don't make the wrong decision and invest your money in a scammer looking to take advantage of consumers.  At Century Roofing Specialists, we specialize in roof repair in Orlando and the surrounding central Florida communities that suffer from many instances of inclement weather throughout the year.  We value our reputation as a trustworthy roofing company that provides reliable, quality roof repair to our customers.  If you are looking for a storm restoration roofing company, contact us today for a free consultation.