A roofer will come to your door and notify you of damage to your roof. You can’t see the damage he’s talking about but you believe him because you’re not a roofer. He offers a free inspection and then tells you of the damage he found. He may even take pictures to show you proof of damage but they’re taken so close, you can’t verify it’s your house. The worse kind of storm chaser may even cause damage himself so now you definitely need repairs.
A roofing contractor offers you a very low price that sounds too good to be true. Well, it probably is too good to be true. They will either use low quality material that looks good cosmetically but won’t last a year or two; forcing you to shell out for a new roof later.
They might also start with a low bid but halfway through the project other “problems” might pop up and your price rises considerably. You’ll feel pressured to pay whatever they’re asking for because you don’t want to be left with an unfinished roof.
A roofer tells you that he just finished working on a roof close by and has leftover material. He can use this material on your house and save you money from having to buy everything. The insurance company doesn’t have to know about this and the roofer will charge them the full amount of a brand new roof. They’ll even offer you money to reimburse your deductible from the extra money they scammed from the insurance company. This is insurance fraud and YOU will be held accountable.