Anyone who has lived in Colorado for one summer knows that with the warmer temperatures comes a flood of hail storms. They can often be harmless but in some cases the storms can turn vicious and rain down large damaging hail stones that damage everything from cars to gardens. They also can do a number on roofs. This leaves hundreds if not thousands of homeowners reaching out to get their roof repaired in a timely fashion.

With this influx of roofing needs comes an influx of fly-by-night contractors and scammers. There have already been a couple of shady characters roaming around Colorado this season and Roofcorp wants to make sure you don’t become the next victim, so here are some steps to take to make sure you aren’t swindled out of your hard earned money.

How to Find a Reputable Denver Roofing Contractor

Licensed and Insured

Any reputable roofing company will have proper insurance that is roofing specific and current. This includes having both general liability insurance and workers’ compensation. The roofing contractor should be more than happy to show you their insurance qualifications. It is even in your best interest to call the insurance company that they provide to make sure the contractor is up to date and in good standing.

Better Business Bureau Accredited

Check to see if the business has been accredited by your local Better Business Bureau. This will help insure that they are not a fly-by-night company looking to make a quick buck. Check to see that they have received any complaints and if so, that those complaints were dealt with in a timely manner.

Positive Third Party Reviews

Utilize third party review collections to pick out roofing contractors with a solid reputation. Angie’s List, Yelp and even Google Reviews can help you sort through the myriad of different companies in your area. Look for positive reviews from real homeowners. Be wary because some companies will pay free lancers to write fake positive reviews. Also check to see that they have been around long enough to build a good testimonial portfolio.

Be Wary of Incredible Deals

The saying goes: “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is,” and that goes with Denver roofing contractors as well. Rock bottom low estimates, especially those asked to be paid in full and up front, are usually a good indicator of scams.