Identifying Warning Signs of Potential Contractor Scams

Trojan Roofing in Indianapolis, IN, educates homeowners on avoiding scams to ensure reliable roofing services. 

Common Red Flags

Be aware of these warning signs when choosing a contractor for home repairs or renovations:

  • Lack of Licensing: Ensure any contractor you hire has a valid license to operate in your area.
  • Suspiciously Low Bids: Extremely low bids can indicate poor quality materials or incomplete work.
  • Large Upfront Deposits: Be cautious of contractors requesting large deposits before starting work. Legitimate contractors typically require a small upfront payment.
  • No Fixed Address: Contractors without a permanent business location or those using a P.O. box may be less reliable.
  • Absence of a Written Contract: A detailed contract is crucial for any home improvement project. Avoid contractors who don’t provide one.
  • Inadequate Insurance: Verify that the contractor has sufficient insurance to cover potential damages or injuries occurring on your property.
  • Poor References: Check the contractor’s references thoroughly. Inconsistent or lacking references are a major red flag.
  • Special Deals: Be wary of contractors offering special deals that seem too good to be true, especially if they pressure you to sign immediately.
  • Mechanic’s Liens: Understand the risks of mechanic’s liens and ensure all subcontractors and suppliers are paid before making the final payment to avoid double charges.


Choosing the right contractor is vital for ensuring the quality and reliability of home repairs. At Trojan Roofing, we pride ourselves on transparency and professionalism, providing peace of mind for all your roofing needs.

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