One of the causes of roof damage is hail. In Colorado, hail threat looms from mid-April to Mid-August or September. When hail hits your roof, local roofers become your turn-to saviors. However, while looking for a roofer, you must be cautious to avoid running into a half-baked.
This video highlights how to avoid a roofing scam.
First, you should be skeptical about contractors who ask for money upfront. Reputable and trustworthy roofers understand the importance of building trust with their clients. A trustworthy roofer will ask you to sign a contract, especially if the work exceeds $1000. They will also request a deposit only after the materials are onsite. So if somebody who calls themselves a roofer asks you for upfront, turn him down immediately.
Secondly, do extensive research before hiring a roofer. Look for reviews and testimonials from previous customers. A reputable roofer should have a record of satisfied customers who can vouch for their work. Also, check with the local business bureau and licensing authorities to ensure the roofer is legitimate and has the required credentials.
Lastly, always get everything in writing. A reliable roofer will provide a detailed contract with everything related to the project. The contract protects you and the roofer and ensures there are no misunderstandings along the way.