How to avoid roofing scams

How to avoid roofing scams

Posted on May 1, 2013

Dear Homeowner,
We’ve heard a lot of roofing horror stories throughout our over 50 years in the business. We can’t count how many times we’ve been called to rescue property owners stuck with terrible roof installations because of unethical contractors and worthless warranties.

Here are three quick guidelines you can follow to protect your investment – whether or not you choose City Roofing Company.

DO NOT give a contractor any money until the materials are delivered and the work has begun. In most cases, you shouldn’t have to pay for the work until it is complete. Don’t be afraid to walk away if you are told you must give a deposit or pay for the materials before they arrive.

DO NOT sign any binding documents until you’re sure this is the company you want replacing your roof – don’t even sign an agreement to allow the roofers to deal with your insurance company on your behalf until you’re sure.

DO NOT be in a hurry. The best local companies will be busy after a hailstorm, but that’s OK. Find the one you want and get on their list – it will be worth the wait. The insurance deductible (your out-of-pocket expense) will be the same no matter who does your work, so why not have your new roof installed by the best contractor in your area, with a warranty that means something?

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