We recently came across an excellent article from HomeAdvisor that goes over 7 mistakes to avoid when hiring a roofing contractor. Here’s a helpful breakdown:
Things to avoid when hiring a roofing contractor
We hear it over and over. “You guys are so professional” and “We hired you because we liked your presentation” and ” You guys did a great job communicating exactly what to expect.” “Thank you for listening…” It’s wonderful that customers really feel comfortable with us and that nothing ever comes as a bad surprise.
Waiting Until You Need a Contractor
Why wait till your roof deteriorates or leaks before calling a roofing contractor? Most homeowners don’t realize that waiting is a more EXPENSIVE route to take. Usually, more extensive damages occur and costs become higher. Calling a roofing contractor before leaks or severe wear and tear is always more cost-effective.
NOT Hiring a Roofing Contractor
In other words, doing it yourself! Please avoid this! A small project can turn into a monster. It’s always best to hire a pro.
Hiring a Roofing Contractor Who Shows Up at Your Front Door
Beware of these people. They could turn out to be scammers! If not scammers, they may not be local. If they aren’t local, they can’t stand behind their warranties.
Hiring Someone to Fix a Problem Without Diagnosing It
Expect a full examination of the problem – No patchworks that will only cover up the main problem. Likewise, be careful of those that sell you more than you really need. The only exception to this is when your roof is over 20 years old. At that point, chances are you will need a full roof replacement regardless.
Being Enticed by Low/High Bids
Compare quotes and see if the lower bidder is providing the same quality of materials, service, and warranties. Compare apples to apples. Not apples to oranges!
Not Hiring Local
This one, I couldn’t agree with this more. A locally established company is better. There are more local customers to see more work samples and get references from. If there is a problem, the work can be fixed more rapidly. And, most importantly, we love supporting local businesses 🙂
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