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Watch Out for Storm-Related Contractor Scams in Florida

by | Apr 18, 2019 | Hurricane | 0 comments

Dealing with roof repair or replacement sometimes can get a little stressful. Especially when it comes to the thought that you may be dealing with service/contractor scams. The professionals at Trinity Roofing are here to ensure that you, your home, and your wallet protected. We are here for you and located in the heart of Winter Park.

Keep A Look Out

What are some scams you need to keep an eye out for? A frequent problem after a disaster is “fly-by-night” contractors who take deposits before starting work or who take final payment before finishing the job. Service scams all have the same target: your wallet.

Be cautious of repair businesses or individuals who:

  • Solicit door-to-door,
  • Arrive in unmarked vehicles,
  • Have a post office box or temporary address,
  • Claim they are from another county or state and are in the area solely to help disaster victims, or
  • Claim that they were doing work in the area and noticed that your home needed repairs.

Be sure to protect yourself and be cautious. Take advantage of the following tips:

  • If your home is in need of repair, you should get at least three itemized estimates. Check each contractor’s address, license and complaint history by calling the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) at (850) 487-1395 or by visiting DBPR’s website.
  • Never agree to a cash-only deal. Ask for a written estimate and inspect the terms carefully before signing and agreeing to any offer.
  • Remember that honest contractors earn the majority of their business through referrals from satisfied customers. They don’t have to travel door-to-door to find a business.
  • Ask contractors to justify their bids by listing the work/materials that are included. This allows you to make valid comparisons between estimates.

We Are The Best In The Business

Trinity Roofing and Construction Inc. is a licensed, bonded, and insured full-service General Contracting Firm. With decades of experience and our principal having licenses in three states we proudly serve Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Our projects range in scope from Heavy Construction such as parking lot renovations to ground up Building Contracts.

Contact Us Today!

If you want to ensure that you are in the best hands when it comes to roofing repair and replacement, Trinity Roofing is the contractors to trust. You will never worry about the chance of being scammed again! Call or visit us today for more information. We are located in Winter Park.