We have all heard horror stories about contractors: unfinished jobs, unsatisfactory work, false warranties and overpromises. The roofing repair and replacement industry can be no different. This is why it is so important to work with a trustworthy company. But, of all the scams we have heard, these are the two biggest roofing rip-offs to avoid.
- A contractor offers not to charge TAX if they can get paid in cash. The problem here is that many of these companies are referred to as “fly-by-night” companies. This type of company may disappear and be out of business tomorrow. It’s quite likely this type of company won’t be around to honor their warranty, thereby forcing you to pay for repairs and damage yourself. Even worse, it could result in an incomplete project.
- The roofing company doesn’t have proper licensing and/or insurance to perform roofing repairs and replacements. This is a big concern because this type of company typically doesn’t use the highest quality materials and does not perform the highest quality work. This puts you at extra risk for water leaks and damage.
One of the best things you can do to avoid these rip-offs and other scams is to speak to multiple contractors. This will give you a better idea of what the project will entail, how long it will take, and how much it will cost, leaving dishonest roofing companies sticking out like a sore thumb.Get a free estimate on your roof repair or replacement from Roofsmith Restoration.