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How to Avoid This Common Arizona Roofing Scam

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Monsoon season in Arizona is known for a few things.

There’s the rain, of course, and the heat, which never seems to go away. And then you have the roofing scams.

Like clockwork, monsoon season in Arizona seems to bring out hoards of scammers who are looking to “fix” your roof.

Generally, these scammers march door to door telling individuals that their roofs are in bad shape and in dire need of repair. Because this is usually true (especially in monsoon season), these roofing scammers are often able to gain the attention of unsuspecting homeowners and lure them into their traps.

Once the foundation has been laid, scammers will typically inform the homeowner that his roof could be fixed for the amount of his insurance deductible. To the homeowner, this seems like a great deal, especially, as the scammer assures, considering two of his neighbors have already signed up for it.

monsoons in arizona - rain damageThe scammer will then ask you to sign a contract with his company for the price of the roof. Unfortunately, these contracts do not include the name or identity of the roofer. For victims of the scam, who are required to put in an initial deposit, they may be signing up to work with unlicensed or inexperienced roofers.

Once the contract is signed, victims may find it hard to back out—especially when they are unaware of the wickedness of the scammer’s intentions. If this happens, victims may find themselves out of substantial money. Oftentimes, these scammers never return, and no one is ever sent out to fix a victim’s roof.

It’s important for Arizona citizens to know what to do if they get caught up in one of these scams. That’s why Jack the Roofer, the most trustworthy name in Arizona roofing, is here to help. Pay attention to the following tips to make sure you don’t fall victim to this insidious scam.

  1. Don’t Pay Anyone You Don’t Know

In other words, don’t dignify the wandering salesman. Though he may be dressed as a roofer in disguise, there’s no doubt about it: he’s a scammer, and he doesn’t are if you get your money’s worth.

As a rule, you shouldn’t do business with anyone who walks up on your doorstep. At most, ask the person to slip their business card under the door. Once you have the card (if you even get one), you can check for the person in the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. If you don’t see the person, it’s likely you’ve just avoided a scam.

  1. Talk to Your Insurance Company First

If you sustain accidental or storm damage to your home, always contact your insurance company first. By solving the problem quickly, you can avoid the presence of scammers at your doorstep. Additionally, your insurance company will often provide you with a list of real licensed contractors who can provide you with an estimate on your damage.

Make sure you always go through the proper channels like this if your home sustains any damage. This can help you avoid scams and keep your money where it belongs—in your wallet.

  1. Look Closely at Any Contract

If you are shown a contract by any salesman at your door, examine it closely. How specific is it? Does it show you how much you will have to pay?

If not, don’t sign the contract. This is a clear sign of a scam. In addition, stay away from any contract where only your deductible is shown.

If you do sign a contract, remember that you can back out within three days. Make use of this window to save yourself time, money, and hassle.

  1. Come to Jack the Roofer for All Your Roofing Needs

If you are in need of any roofing repairs, come to the most trusted name in Arizona roofing. Jack the Roofer is happy to provide you with the assistance you need to get your roof back to tip-top shape. With years of experience repairing broken roofs and installing new ones, our industry-leading experts will give you the roof you deserve.

With Jack the Roofer, you can always be sure you are getting a quality job. So don’t let yourself be taken advantage of. Stay away from roofing scams.

And if anyone ever comes knocking, tell him you’ve already got your guy.

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