When it comes to roofing or any other type of home remodel, it's important to identify signs that your contractor may not be trustworthy. Here are some red flags to watch out for:
They give you a very low estimate. If a roofing contractor gives you a very low estimate, it's a red flag that they may be trying to lowball you. A good roofing contractor will be able to give you an estimate that is fair and reasonable.
They pressure you to sign a contract right away. A good roofing contractor will be happy to answer all your questions and give you time to think about your decision. If a roofing contractor pressures you to sign a contract right away, it's a sign that they may be trying to take advantage of you.
They don't want to give you references. A good roofing contractor will be happy to give you references from previous customers. If a roofing contractor doesn't want to give you references, it's a sign that they may have something to hide.
They don't have a license or insurance. All roofing contractors are required to have a license and insurance. If a roofing contractor doesn't have these, it's a sign that they are not legitimate.
They do shoddy work. If you notice that the roofing contractor's work is shoddy, it's a sign that they are not taking the time to do the job right. This could eventually lead to leaks and other problems.
They disappear after the job is done. If the roofing contractor disappears after the job is done, it's a sign that they may not be reliable. This could make it difficult to get them to fix any issues that may arise.
Watertight Roofing Services recommends:
Getting multiple estimates. It's always a good idea to get multiple estimates from different roofing contractors before deciding. This will give you a better idea of the fair market price for the work.
Doing your research. Before you hire a roofing contractor, take some time to research them. Check their online reviews and see if they have any complaints filed against them.
Getting everything in writing. Once you've decided on a roofing contractor, make sure to get everything in writing, including the scope of work, the price, and the warranty. This will help to protect you in case there are any problems down the road.
Being prepared to walk away if you're not comfortable with the contractor or the terms of the contract. Your house, your finances, your rules. Don’t be afraid to tell your potential contractor that they are not the right fit for your needs or budget. A reputable contractor will understand and accept your decision.
At Watertight Roofing Services, we pride ourselves on total transparency with our customers and offering up-front competitive pricing for quality work. Call us at 813-971-5404 for a free no-obligation inspection and estimate.