The roof above your head is a significant investment. But apart from ensuring quality materials, you should also see to it that you are hiring a trustworthy and capable contractor to carry out the installation, repair or maintenance of your roofing system.
That said, it’s important to be aware of the various ways that unscrupulous roofers might take advantage of you.
Storm chasers are roofers who move from one place to another, particularly areas that recently experienced a storm. They go door to door, offering their services to repair or replace damaged roofing. This may seem convenient since you no longer have to call a roofing company and go through the motions of setting up an appointment. However, keep in mind that storm chasers won’t be around after they have finished the job. So, if they delivered substandard work or made roofing mistakes, it would be difficult for you to find them and have them correct those errors.
So, when they come knocking on your door claiming that your roof has been damaged by the storm, you can refuse their service and opt to get a second opinion from a roofer that you trust. The best roofer for the job would be someone who is reliable and trustworthy, and already has a good reputation in your community.
Extremely Low Bids
Sometimes, unscrupulous roofers would offer extremely low prices during consultations. But when the work begins, they suddenly increase the expenses and claim these are due to “unforeseen problems.” To avoid this kind of scam, you should be wary of any contractor who gives you a quote that’s way below industry pricing. Always ask for a written quotation and carefully check the inclusions.
Contractors who plan on scamming you will sometimes insist on repairs that are not really necessary. If you’re clueless about the roofing issue that they are telling you, it’s best to go to your trusted roofers instead and have them inspect your roofing. Never do business with a company that you did not personally call to check on your roofing.
Bradford Xteriors has several years of experience in home improvement. Our services include roofing and siding. Rest assured that each member of our team is trained, experienced and reliable. Call us at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Columbus, OH, and the surrounding areas.