Bogus callers are a huge problem to communities throughout the UK.
Posing as tradesmen, these parasites target the elderly and vulnerable, conning their way into their homes and ultimately causing them grief and suffering. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there are also the cowboy tradesmen. Highlighted by programmes such as Channel 5’s ‘Cowboy Builders’, these con men set out to rip off homeowners by charging extortionate rates for minor or sometimes unnecessary work – often leaving the unsuspected victims with thousands of pounds’ worth of debt from poor-quality or unfinished jobs.
Luckily there are still some reputable firms out there, and one company joining the fight to stop the cowboy tradesmen is Dalton Roofing. With over twenty-five years’ experience in the roofing industry, owner Philip Dalton understands the problems that these people can cause. “We’ve had customers who have been stung by bogus roofers, who charged big prices for small jobs, some have even reached over £1000. We even had one elderly lady who had been taken advantage of by a bogus workman; it became that serious that the police were involved”.
Bogus callers are able to operate because people get confused with tradesmen’s identities. To make things clearer for their customers, Philip Dalton ensures that he and his team wear blue-and-white uniforms with Dalton Roofing branding that complements his van which is familiar to the people of Sheffield.
If you have fallen foul of either bogus callers or cowboy tradesmen recently, make sure you report them as soon as possible. And if you need work done on your roof, avoid the risk of being stung by a dodgy operator and contact Dalton Roofing instead!