Are Cheap Online Marketplace Roofing Materials Dependable?

You've probably seen hundreds of them in online marketplaces. Search engines give you product recommendations coming from eCommerce websites when you search keywords for asphalt shingles, clay tiles, or slate tiles. Many renowned suppliers of roofing materials you can depend on, such as IKO and Certainteed, have their online stores. They manage these directly from their respective website.

However, if you've been shopping around Amazon or Alibaba for quite a while, you've probably seen asphalt shingle bundles cheaper than the local price. Furthermore, it's even surprising because the shipping fees make it immensely below the average market price. On the other hand, the supplier doesn't state a brand-name manufacturer -- just specifications and estimates about its dimensions and strengths.

In today's quarantine period, Littleton, CO residents have a high dependence on online stores than ever before. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous sellers of roofing materials -- even branded roofing materials --  can trick you into buying sub-par roofing materials with poor quality. In this light, always pay attention to the sellers of these roofing products and read reviews.

If you can, it's better to have a consultation with professional and in-depth experienced roofers in Littleton, CO, to learn about the best suppliers of roofing materials in your area. Additionally, you can have them perform your roofing for you too.

Whether you're itching to replace your roof on your own or just want to have some additional roofing material in case of emergencies (because the rainy seasons are about to arrive), CNBC has a great post about how to identify online scammers. Also, when you work with Roper Roofing, you'll never get scammed. With decades of experience and exceptional talent working with us in every project, we guarantee only the best results for all your roofing needs.

If you see a great deal online, it can be tempting to grab it right away — but first, protect your wallet by knowing how to spot some major warning signs.

Too-steep discounts

If you see a deal on an item that seems a little too good to be true, do some price comparison shopping before you click "purchase." Visit websites of other retailers and see if you can find any similar deals on the same product. Usually, other retailers will try to compete if one is offering a big discount. DeMille recommends the website, which is essentially a search engine for fashion products. "They vet the companies they're working with, so they're all legitimate," DeMille said. You can search for the type of item or brand you're looking for — and look for new sales and deals on that item. Let's say you see a handbag for $50 on a site you're not sure is legitimate. If you don't see any on sale for under $100 on, the site you saw is likely a fake.

Poor website design and sloppy English

Fashion companies specialize in design — and most spend good money on perfecting the design of their site. "They're always going to want to have the best imagery of their products and it's going to be shiny and fancy," says DeMille. Poor-quality photos and cluttered, unprofessional-looking design are huge red flags that the site can't be trusted. Also, read the fine print carefully before buying anything. Look out for strange wording or spelling and grammar mistakes, as it's common for these sites to be run out of countries where English isn't the first language.

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