Following one of the worst floods in Acadiana history in August 2016 and freak hail storms this April, Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana has received reports of roofing companies sending people door to door to solicit business.
BBB reminds consumers to be cautious and use good sense when hiring a roofing contractor, as a good roof is critical to the structure of any home and having to replace or repair your roof can be an overwhelming prospect.
It is actually one of the biggest projects you may have to consider for your home and can be expensive and time consuming.
BBB has tips to keep in mind when hiring a roofer to work on your home:
Common roofing scams often occur after a storm when a roofer “just happens” to be on your street and notices damage to your roof. Another approach is to knock on your door and tell you they have extra shingles or roofing from another job and can offer you a good deal.
Avoid door to door salesmen using these tactics to try to pressure consumers into making hasty decisions.
“Look for the Seal” and Start with Trust®. BBB Serving Acadiana is a private non-profit organization that strives for a trustworthy marketplace by maintaining standards for truthful advertising, investigating and exposing fraud against consumers and businesses.
Please contact Better Business Bureau at (337) 981-3497 or at bbb.org 24 hours a day for information on businesses throughout North America. Consumers can also sign up for our free BBB “Scoop” eNewsletter by visiting bbb.org and clicking on the “Programs & Services” tab.
BBB Serving Acadiana covers the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Landry and Vermilion.