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Spotting a Roofing Conman

Here at Valent Roofing we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our clients are happy with their roofing results. After all, there are many cowboy builders that give legitimate roofers a bad reputation in order to make a quick buck. If you are considering having some repairs carried out on your roof it is important that you carry out some research before you hand over your hard earned cash. Here are a few ways to spot a roofing conman…


When you a hire a roofer to carry out paid work it is important that you ensure they know what they are talking about as many conmen will learn the basics in order to sound convincing. If you have any doubts then you should ask the company for any relevant documentation that could help provide legitimacy. In addition to this, you should never hand over cash until the work has been completed as many cowboy builders will ask for full upfront payment then vanish without carrying out the job.


Another way you can ensure that a company is qualified enough to carry out a particular job is to look at their reviews. After all, these will be able to tell you whether or not you should place your trust in a roofer or not as reviews from legitimate customers are often honest and straight to the point. A collection of negative reviews may be all the warning you need to find an alternative company to carry out the work.

Case Study

Most of the time it is vulnerable members of society who fall victim to cowboy builders. In fact, a 51 year old man from Birmingham was jailed in July 2018 after stealing hundreds of pounds from an elderly woman and telling her he would carry out repairs on her roof before disappearing without a trace. Police were able to track down the conman using CCTV and he was found guilty of fraud. In order to ensure that you aren’t victim of a similar type of crime, it is important that you carry out the checks above to help ease any suspicions.

The majority of roofers are qualified enough to carry out high quality work on your roof however there will always be those willing to tear down the entire industry and give us a bad name which is why the team here at Valent Roofing have put this blog together. After all, we are the industrial roofing experts that you can place your trust in! To find out more information about our credentials, get in contact with a member of the team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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