In light of the Re-Roofing Registration bill being junked by Texas lawmakers, Texas homeowners are now left vulnerable to unscrupulous roofers more than ever. Scammers and storm chasers have long been a problem in the area, victimizing unsuspecting homeowners in need of major storm damage repair services. However, the effort to crack down on these rampant scams has been unsuccessful as the bill failed to get the required number of votes to move onto the Senate.
In spite of recent events, you can still protect yourself from getting scammed by these so-called roofers. Here are a few precautionary measures you can take.
Be Wary of Door-to-Door Contractors
In most areas, door-to-door solicitors need a solicitation permit. When supposed roofing contractors come knocking, ask for their permits and identifications. Lastly, know what a solicitation permit in your municipality looks like so you can spot a fake permit if you’re ever presented with one.
Check for Their Contractor’s License
You can contact your local licensing board to check whether a certain roofer is indeed legally allowed to provide complete roofing services.
Ask for Permits
A roofing company should also pull the necessary building permits before they begin any roofing service. Make sure that the name on the permit matches the company’s name.
Always Be Present
Always be present whenever an inspection is being conducted to make sure no damage is being intentionally done.
Don’t Pay Large Down Payments
While a down payment requirement is to be expected, a contractor that asks for a hefty down payment (especially if in cash) before the job has even started isn’t a contractor that you’d want to hire.
Willi Roofing Services at Your Service!
Willi Roofing Services has been in the roofing industry for more than a decade, and not once have we cheated any of our clients out of what they deserve. You can count on us for your most pressing roofing needs. We can even help you file your storm damage insurance claim! Call us today at (512) 504-7900 for a free estimate. We serve Pflugerville, Lakeway, Austin and nearby areas.