A news report posted on the interactive edition of The Herald Banner tells the story of a Texan woman who has fallen victim to fraudulent contractors in the city of Greenville. Journalist Brad Kellar follows the details concerning two male suspects posing to be credible roofers who solicited an excessive amount with claims of damage that were not even attended to. The Greenville Police Department then warned local residents to be vigilant of scams operating in the city such as the reported incident.
“The female victim was contacted by two white males claiming she had damage to her roof and gave her what seemed to be a very low estimate to repair it. After the victim agreed, the two subjects banged around on the roof for a while, climbed down and claimed she owed them in excess of $2,300, more than the original estimate.
The victim explained that she did not have that amount available and the subjects agreed to take a lesser amount and left the area. It was later determined the two men had painted the roof vents and had done no other repairs.”
Accredited Katy roofers have expressed disdain on the subject matter as occurrences such as this puts the name of the good guys in a bad light. It casts a shadow of doubt and blemishes the kind of dedication and reputation that honest workers are putting on their profession. The police department further said that the only way homeowners can protect themselves from doing business with fraudulent contractors is to remain aware of who to trust in times of need.
It only goes to show that looking for a reliable roofing contractor is a tricky task. In sifting through the array of options, there are several factors to consider. Before you contact a roofer in Katy, TX, closely observe, or better yet, take a picture of your roof before anyone takes a look at it.
One of the most common scams in the roofing industry are damages deliberately caused by the contractor. It is, therefore, advised to have an insurance adjuster’s eye be the first to examine your roof’s damage. If you are going to turn to door-to-door transactions, make sure that these contractors can produce a city government-issued permit to safeguard your home from scams.
Conduct thorough research and get opinion from third-party directories to cross-check facts about the company, like their Better Business Bureau rating. Ask for multiple estimates and most importantly, make sure no document is signed before making an informed decision. You can turn to accredited Katy roofers like Summit Roofing & Restoration to attend to your needs.
(Article Excerpt and Image from: Possible roofing repair scam reported, The Herald Banner, September 27, 2013)