Roof repair fraud continues to plague communities throughout the country. Referred to as “storm chasers,” these roofers typically show up after a large hail or wind storm, and require payment up front.
Unfortunately, many of these fake roofers have scammed thousands of dollars from hard-working Americans. While some legitimate roofers may show up at your door after a storm, to avoid roof repair fraud, you should be prepared to do some research before you hire anyone claiming to be a legitimate roofing contractor.
KEE Roofing's Tips to Finding a Legitimate Roofer:
- Local references (check for jobs completed in the last 30 days and over 1 year ago)
- Local business license (more than one year)
- Member of local Better Business Bureau and national associations such as the National Association of Home Builders
- Insurance (verify the company’s liability to protect you against damage)
- Written contract (Do not begin work without a signed, written contract)
- Written warranties (Get warranty in writing on products and installation)
- Criminal history (check out anyone you allow in your home to see if they have a criminal history)
In addition, reliable roofers should never require a payment up front. At KEE Roofing, we do not ask for payment until the project is complete. We even help you navigate the insurance process, by corresponding directly with your insurance company, filing all required paperwork and completing inspections with the adjuster. We do not bill our customers until the job is completed to their satisfaction and insurance compensation has been determined.
As for our references, just ask. We're happy to provide testimonials from many of our satisfied customers. We also welcome you to Contact us with any further questions that you may have.