Between the early spring season and the end of the summer, we hear about roofing scams of all capacities. It’s important as a homeowner that you do your due diligence and don’t get caught up in some of these scams.
Chelmsford Report – May 2017
Within Chelmsford it was reported that there were two cases where elderly residents were swindled for a large amount of money for driveway repairs. A man walked around, knocking on doors saying that he had extra asphalt, roofing materials or other home improvement materials and was willing to pave your driveway, patch a roof or perform other home repair jobs at a discounted rate.
Waltham Report – Sept. 2015
A resident in Waltham reported how some roofing companies were knocking on doors claiming that a hail storm which had recently happened was causing damage to roofs.
Someone knocked on a residents door, told them about an issue across the street and they should be aware of this damage on their own home. They gave a homeowner a brochure and his phone number, which happened to be a Pennsylvania number.
You won’t get caught up in a scam if you do your proper research prior to hiring a contractor. It is important that you hire a contractor with positive customer reviews, and someone that is local and established. If a contractors has been around for years and you have seen their work, have seen them around and have positive references you’re off to a good start.
Your house is an investment and trying to save a few dollars for a contractor that cuts corners or isn’t even real will end up losing you a lot of money!
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