Having to deal with a roof repair or replacement can be a headache. Unfortunately, some people wanting the job to be done and over with will turn to the first roofing company that gives them a decent quote.
Having your roof worked on is a huge priority, and going with the wrong company can cost you big bucks in the long-term. Here are five red flags that you should look out for the next time you need your roof repaired.
1. Watch Out for Storm Chasers
After a big storm, it is typical for homeowners to experience problems like a leaky roof, that require the expertise of a roofing company. Storm chasers are contractors that offer perks to people that have experienced extreme weather and roof damage. Their door-to-door visits may seem like a well-timed blessing, but you could become the victim of a scam. When working with these types of roofing contractors you run the risk of:
- No follow-through,
- Horrible work,
- No way of communication if something goes wrong after the fact.
2. They Have Zero References or Portfolio Proof
Just like any job that you would apply for, references and a portfolio are a must when it comes to contractors helping you with a home improvement. If they can’t produce the proof that they are reputable and have had satisfied customers in the past, do you really think they are trustworthy?
When it comes to your roofing repairs, you want to go with a company that has been in the industry for years and has a solid following with testimonials. Prior to hiring, ask for references, look up their Facebook/website, or even find out more information through the BBB.
3. They Ask for Cash Payment
A trustworthy roofing contractor will never ask you for cash up front. This should be viewed as a major red flag. Yes, you may have to pay a routine down payment, but no other money should be asked for unless the work has been completed to your satisfaction.
4. No License
This is a simple red flag. No license means that you may as well do the work yourself. Don’t even think about working with a company that does not have a license or insurance. These qualifications should be public knowledge and easy to produce when you ask for them. Don’t put your family or their workers at risk by taking the chance on a company that is comfortable with operating under such risk.
5. Poor Communication
If you’ve hired a company to work on your roof and feel like the communication is just awful, then you may have a problem on your hands if you have questions about your repair or replacement. Poor communication should lead to you hiring a new contractor that will be able to communicate properly with you throughout the job. Remember, you are not obligated to have a contractor finish the job if you are not satisfied.
Make the Right Choice with Anderson Industrial as Your Roofing Contractor
Dealing with red flags and your professional roof repair can be frightening. However, you don’t have to worry about these problems with Anderson Industrial Roofing. We are licensed, insured, efficient team that is eager to make your roof the best it can be. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or consulting appointment.