How to Recognize Roofing Scams

Have Any Doubts That You Have Hired an Unprofessional Roofing Contractor?

Roofer repairs a roofInstalling a brand new roof could be a costly investment, however, when performed by a professional roofing contractor, it will last for decades to come. So, if are planning such a project, you have to be very careful when looking for the right roofers. What are the sure signs of a fly-by-night roofing company?

  • Money up front. A trustworthy contractor will never ask you to pay the entire cost of the project money. Do not fall for the catch that they need a certain sum for purchasing quality materials. Even if that is the case, they should be able to handle that and ask you to pay after the whole job is done. Additionally, never shake hands on working together if their rates are too low compared to the other local roofing companies. Very low prices are a sure red flag that there is something wrong with their work performance.
  • They show up on your doorsteps after the last night storm. There are many scam roofers who are likely to appear exactly when you need them. Be suspicious towards everything that ”sounds too good to be true”. Most probably, they are the next storm chasers who don’t care about the quality of their work but only want to get to your money. Licensed and insured contractors will never look for clients using that particular method.
  • They refuse to sign a written contract. This is another clear sign that the roofer you are about to hire is trying to cheat you in any way. Refusing to sign a written contract perhaps means that he will ask you to pay more money after the job is done using the silly explanation that some additional issues had to be fixed. All honest and dependable contractors do a thorough inspection before signing a contract and provide free estimates.
  • How much do you know about this company? When you are about to hire a roofer to repair or replace your roof, ask yourself: ”What do I know about him?” Is he licensed, insured, and bonded? Does he offer free estimates and warranties? Where is his physical office based? After you receive the answers to those questions, you will know whether they are worth hiring or not.

Sunridge Roofing Inc is a well-trained and dedicated roofing contractor with many years of experience in the business. You can rely on our Phoenix, AZ team for quality and affordable repairs and replacements.

You can call us at (623) 566-4004.