When your roof needs repairing, it’s not always an easy – or a cheap – fix. Quality Roofing takes time, expertise, and quality roofing materials. Skimping in any of those areas may save you money, but the work will be sub-par, and before you know it, you’re looking to repair the repairs you just paid for.
Avoiding roofing scams after a storm
When we have to go back and repair work that was done by a sub-par or unskilled “roofer”, more often than not we have to redo completely everything that was done. Poor materials need to be torn down and replaced, and sometimes a bad repair job may even further compromise the rest of your roof, and now you’re looking at a much bigger repair job. We can’t stress this enough; your roof is the most important – and most expensive – part of your home. If there is one area where you want to spare no expense, it is your roof. A quality roof will not only protect your home or your business; it will give you a high return on investment should you ever want or need to sell.
That being said, there are a lot of scam artists out there, and when you are face to face with a roofing repair job that may not be in the budget, we understand the temptation to fall for cheap roofing deals. Or, maybe you don’t have time to research roofers in your area, so you thank God that a roofer just happened to ring your front door and offer to help. Unfortunately, nothing is that easy.
Roofing Tip: Look out for “storm chasers.”
If a roofer magically appears on your front doorstep offering a free inspection and a great deal on repairs, proceed with caution. Now, if a woman shows up and says she wants to take care of your kids dressed in a blue Edwardian skirt suit, a matching hat and carrying an umbrella, then by all means, invite her in. You’re in for a jolly good time. But, roofers that go door to door looking for a job after a bad storm are the “ambulance chasers” of the roofing community. Licensed, skilled, respectable, quality roofing contractors don’t have time to “chase storms” from town to town looking for missing shingles and damaged roofs offering their services.
If any roofer puts pressure on you to pay a down-payment, or sign a contract before you have a chance to assess the situation – or do a little digging on the person who is pressuring you – then politely say “no, thanks,” and send them on their way. Maybe you want to initiate the neighborhood watch phone tree you have set up and alert your neighbors to roofing scam artists trolling the neighborhood.
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And always remember, if it seems too good to be true, it’s because it IS too good to be true. That being said, we offer quality workmanship AND some pretty cool deals. But, as a general rule of thumb, always research the companies you hire, especially with something as important as your roof.