They Only Accept CashThis is a dead giveaway that a roofing company has something to hide. If they claim they can only take cash, or even offer to “cut you a deal” if you make a cash payment, you need to look elsewhere. Additionally, if a roofing company demands a cash payment upfront before any work is done, it’s highly likely that they plan to take advantage of you.
They Aren’t Licensed, Bonded & InsuredIf a roofing company gets defensive or makes up an excuse when you ask if they’re a licensed, bonded or insured roofing contractor, you should know that something’s up. A reputable company will be more than happy to show you that they have the proper credentials. Especially in the event of an accident, knowing the roofing company you work with is insured will help you to sleep better at night.
They Call Right After a StormThese so-called “storm chaser” roofing “professionals” will often call areas hit by a tornado or hailstorm directly after the fact. Usually, they’ll lure you in with an offer of a lower cost “for those impacted by the storm.” Don’t fall for it. Not only will they likely never even come to fix your roof, but if they do, you can bet you’ll end up losing thousands of dollars.
They’re Tough to Get in Touch WithIs communication with your contractor a struggle? Do you find that they give you several different telephone numbers and email addresses? When you call, does the phone ring for several minutes, or do you get a disconnected line? Do you deal with a different person every time you try to get in touch? This is a huge red flag that something’s up — and that you should move on.
They Don’t Have Any ReferencesAs with any home improvement project, you will likely want to ask your potential roofing company for the names and telephone numbers of past clients. Even if the reviews on a company’s website or places like Yelp are glowing, it’s always a smart idea to get the news straight from a past client. However, if the roofing company doesn’t want to give you references, or claims not to have any, it’s not a good sign.
Avoid These Residential Roofing Red FlagsWhen it comes time to redo or complete your residential roofing project, don’t let anyone take advantage of you. Instead, rely on the trusted services of an experienced professional roofing company like DONE RITE in Indianapolis.
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