Having a good roof over your head is important (both literally and figuratively). If you’re planning to repair or upgrade, there are many different types of roof shingles to choose from and connecting with an expert in this field will help you make the best choice. However, knowing how to decipher between a roofing expert and someone trying to scam you is crucial.

Here are some things to be aware of when it comes to scam artist roofers:

Scam one – The contractor who insists on getting paid before work begins, wants a large down payment or needs your insurance check to buy materials. Avoid this scam by hiring a local company with the proper credentials, bonding, insurance and a good reputation. Never pay in-full upfront.

Scam two – Involves a door-to-door sales pitch. This friendly stranger will offer quick, cheap labor for cash on the spot. Some may do a little shoddy work first before they disappear. Just say “no thanks,” to this this scam. Remember: Good roofers are busy already and don’t have to solicit.

Scam three – The too-good-to-be-true low bid. These great deals almost always come with upcharges. In the worst cases, contractors will remove your existing roof before demanding more money.” (Dana Winklepleck, mywabashvalley.com)

At BestCan your Ottawa roofing, siding, windows, doors and home renovation specialist you can rest assured that you will get quality and professional service from beginning to end. Learn more about our roofing products and services and contact us to get a personalized quote today!