If you’ve had a major storm pass through your area, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof and see if there might be any need for storm damage repair, especially if your roof is 15+ years old. The older your roof is, the more susceptible it is to damage from a storm. Of course, after a major storm, you’ll likely get many door-to-door salesmen offering to inspect your roof for free, hoping to earn your business. You should be wary of anyone who shows up on your porch and offers to do an inspection on your roof, since roofing scammers are often storm chasers who show up offering storm damage repair, but they aren’t from a credible roofing company.
There are also plenty of reputable roofing companies that offer roofing services after a storm, so here’s how to tell the difference between roofing scammers and a good roofing company. First, do your research. Before hiring any roofing company, look them up. Check the roofer’s license status with the licensing agency and ask to see a proof of insurance. Check to see if they are a member of the Better Business Bureau and if there are any reports out that might label them as a scam. A big red flag for roofing scammers is if they don’t have a physical address for their company. If they provide you with a P.O. Box for an address, you should reconsider hiring them. Typically roofing scammers will do a poor job and then leave town immediately with your money, so you can never track them down again.
Roofing scammers are eager to offer storm damage repair, but don’t follow through with quality work. Be sure you don’t let that happen to you—instead, hire us at Slippery Slope Roofing for your next roofing job.