Avoiding Roofing Scam Artists

August 2020 by Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows

Everyone wants their roofs to last for years. However, the roofing company you choose to work with can determine the life of the roofs and their ability to withstand bad weather. Heartland Roofing, Siding and Windows LLC is a licensed, insured, and ethical contractor with a long history of building quality roofs for Iowan families. We are committed to providing exceptional services to all our customers and meeting their immediate demands.

Although roofing is a vital part of any building, not all companies offering roofing repairs are equal. Recent extreme weather in Cedar Rapids left many homeowners buildings damaged and in a devastating state. As owners of these buildings seek to repair their roofs, it is important to work with a legitimate and reputable company. Since you do not deal with roofing companies on a regular basis, it can be difficult identifying those who are only out there to scam. Here are some key identifying factors to help protect you from a scam:

1. Overpricing

Like in many industries, pricing is a key factor in identifying a scam. Once you spot an overpriced company, it may mean they are not professionals. The easiest way to do this is to compare roofing repairs or products across different companies. Any of the companies with prices over the standard may be an indication they are doing something different from the norm.

2. The Storm Chaser

These are companies that chase damages to make repairs. Also known as Tempest Chasers, they follow the way of sea tempests to offer roof repairing services after an act of nature event. You are likely to encounter such companies after a storm, and it is good to avoid them. Simply because they only focus on repairing as many roofs as possible after a storm before heading out to identify another tempest-stricken region. This means that their repairs are speedy and poor, leaving your building with scams of a roof.

3. The Door to Door Roofing Scams

Although the door to door roofing is not a scam, it is a strategy most scammers use to lure building owners into working with them. You will likely meet a scammer meandering your neighborhood offering roofing services to everyone. They will usually give out pamphlets of brochures, leave notices, and continuously annoy to repair your roof.

 4. Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud has been around for quite some time. A scammer will offer to repair your roof for a relatively cheaper price to pull an insurance misrepresentation on you.  Most of the time, the scammer may even offer to repair at no cost. They then make two separate bills; one for you and the other for their insurance organization. Alternatively, the scammer may choose to pay your insurance deductible. In this case, they ensure that your bill is generously lower compared to the one they send to their insurance organization. While it may sound like a win-win situation for both of you, insurance extortion is illegal. You can easily get arraigned as a scammer for tolerating a postponed deductible method.

5.The Good Samaritan

This is a group of scammers that go around entryways bringing up damages to roofs. A typical homeowner feels that they are being great Samaritans who decided to help, but they are only concealing their intention. Usually, they will tell you that your roof is damaged even when there are no damages. Others even cause the damage themselves before coming to your entryway to report your roof is damaged. Then they will offer to repair the roof in a similar manner like tempest chasers for an inexpensive rate at the expense of the quality.

Avoid Scammers

Although there are many roofing companies around, not all of them are genuine. A genuine company will not go to your entryway asking to repair your roof nor charge you inexpensively for the repair. Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows, LLC is a genuine contractor with a reputation for providing roofing repairs and replacement right here in Iowa. When you are in need of a trustworthy and credible company, give us a call today and receive all the assistance you need.

Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows is known for using the finest products in the industry for roofing installation with superior quality, unparalleled craftsmanship, and follows best practices, codes, and installation specifications. So, if you are looking for a reliable roofing contractor contact Heartland Roofing, Siding and Windows today.