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Tips to Avoid Roofing Scams
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Tips to Avoid Roofing Scams

Like any industry, roof projects can attract unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of homeowners. Homeowners must remain well-informed and vigilant in searching for reliable roofing contractors. Milledge Roofing Company provides tips to identify and avoid roofing scams to safeguard investments while making informed decisions.

Research Thoroughly

Before hiring any roofing contractor, conduct thorough research into their background and reputation. Check online reviews from past customers and their online presence; look out for contractors who have no reviews or consistent negative feedback from customers - these contractors should not be considered reliable options.

  • Verify Credentials: Reputable roofing contractors should possess licenses, insurance coverage, and bonds. Insurance is especially essential because it protects you in case an accident happens during construction - scammers might provide vague answers when asked for proof of these credentials if asked directly about them.
  • Accumulate Multiple Quotes: Collecting quotes from various roofing contractors gives you an accurate idea of the average costs involved with your project. Be wary of quotes significantly below average or which appear too good to be true as these could indicate subpar materials being used or unidentified costs being added on, along with anything suspiciously low that might indicate subcontractors using inferior quality material or hidden charges; also be wary of seemingly incredible offers - it might just be scam artists trying to take advantage of you!
  • Avoid High-Pressure Sales Tactics: Legitimate contractors will give you all the details about your project before giving you time to make a fully informed decision. Be wary of contractors using pressure sales techniques such as insisting upon an immediate decision or offering special deals that end quickly - take your time considering all available options and making decisions that best fit you!
  • Request a Written Contract: A comprehensive written contract for any roofing project should include details regarding scope, materials used, project timeline, payment terms, and warranties. Before signing, review it thoroughly to ensure all verbal agreements have been included - scammers could avoid providing one altogether or include vague provisions that can later be exploited to gain their advantage.
  • Be Wary of Door-to-Door Contractors: Reputable roofing contractors rarely use door-to-door sales tactics. Be suspicious if anyone approaches you at your doorstep claiming they have noticed roof damage and offering immediate repair solutions; always request identification, credentials, and references before considering their services.
  • Check for Local Presence: Scammers may appear out of nowhere after natural disasters strike. Make sure the contractor you select has an established presence within your community. Local contractors maintain better reputations and are easier to contact should problems arise after project completion.
  • Pay Carefully for Contractor Work: Be wary of contractors demanding large upfront payments before beginning work. Reputable companies generally ask for an acceptable down payment and incremental payments as the project progresses, while any who demand full payment before completion could indicate fraudsters.
  • Trust Your Instincts: Trust your instincts if something feels off or suspiciously affordable. Scammers often employ persuasive language or seeming official documentation to lure homeowners in for scams; it would be wiser to walk away and find another contractor you feel more at ease working with.

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100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

Rhonda Ottosen,
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My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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Trusted Local and Quick Roofing

They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,