There may be nothing worse than getting ripped off when installing a dream roof. As a homeowner, always make sure to choose a roofing contractor carefully. Get some basic roofing knowledge so you can hire a trustworthy and well-established local roofing contractor. This simple step can help to save money and trouble in the long run.
We have prepared a list of some of the common red flags you should look out for when selecting a roofing contractor.
Offering Ridiculously Low Starting Bids
Like bait, roof scammers reel homeowners in with a low starting bid. After work begins, unforeseen problems and higher than anticipated costs quickly add up. The safest way to avoid this scam is to abide by the rule “If it is too good to be true, it probably is.” If a roofer’s quote is significantly lower than his competitor’s, then there is a good chance you may be getting ripped off.
Overpricing the Material
Roof scammers know that most homeowners have minimal experience in handling a roofing project. So, in most cases, they get away with charging way more than the actual cost price of the material. They might even add the cost of some unnecessary materials to your project.
Reducing Labour Time
By rushing jobs and reducing labour time, roof scammers can make more money. Far too often they will perform faulty prep work such as not properly reinstalling gutters, flashing, and skylights. You can minimise the chances of falling victim to this by requesting that they go over everything done each day before they leave. Also, be wary if your roofing project is completed significantly earlier than promised. This could mean shortcuts were taken.