The saying “as long as you’ve got a roof over your head,” may not be the whole truth, especially if your in the “peach state.”
Fraudulent claims involving roofing contractors are common across the Georgia area, because the lack of licensing requirements in the state. Georgia does not require roofing contractors to be licensed. Many people are posing as professionals and inflicting damage to roofs scamming insurance companies. Homeowners must be aware and as an Insurance Agency encountering fraud we want to help educate you.
You may not be able to predict when a natural disaster, which can likely inflict roof damage, but there are ways to look out and prevent roofing contractor scams.
- Be extra aware following a storm; scammers are rampant in this time posing to fix possible damage
- Ask for references, from the contractor and local friends
- Immediately following a storm call your insurance agency to send out an adjuster
- Be weary of a contractor who doesn’t present clear plans
- Don’t pay until the job is complete
There are various types of roofing scammers, some inflict damage and leave you with an insurance claim. Others will simply take your money and run. Some fraudulent contractors will do what they have agreed to, but by using cheap materials and poor quality. No matter what time their ultimate goal is to take advantage of you.