This must’ve been a particularly confusing summer for roofers. Not only did we hear about one company that pulled up to the wrong house and pulled off half a roof before realizing their error and abandoning the project, but it happened to another set of homeowners in an entirely different city. And it happened twice to them in just a few weeks. [More]
Earlier this week, lawyers for the state of Illinois accused a roofing company of swooping into storm-damaged areas, selling its services to homeowners in need and then leaving shoddy, incomplete or never-started repairs in its wake. It’s a scam that is all too common following a devastating natural disaster. Just ask the defendants, who had a warning about such bad behavior on their own website.
The takeaway from this story about a roofing company that went under, taking people’s deposits with it, is to never pay for a job in full and up front. If the company stipulates this, the BBB says it’s a big red flag.