You should always vet a contractor before hiring them. In addition to knowing the basic qualifications needed for a roofer to practice their trade, homeowners should also have basic knowledge about common roofer scams.
Here are some of the common roofer scams you should keep an eye out for:
As the name suggests, storm chasers usually appear in neighborhoods that were recently hit by a storm. They’ll knock on homeowners’ doors, offering to repair their homes for a discounted price. However, since their main priority is doing as many repairs as possible to maximize their profit, they often have shoddy workmanship. Remember: to make sure your roof replacement is installed correctly, always do your research on a roofing company before hiring them.
2.Ridiculously Low Bids and Estimates
If a bid or estimate is too good to be true, then it probably is. It might be tempting to hire the roofer with the lowest bid. However, to offer a lower estimate than other contractors, contractors will have to cut corners on certain aspects of the project, which will almost certainly cost you more in the long run.
Important note: Keep in mind that unforeseen project costs are not uncommon. The most common reason for an increase in costs is the fluctuating prices of raw materials for roofing panels. However, in general, these price differences aren’t usually substantial.
The overall durability of your roof, exterior vinyl siding, and other parts of your exterior partly depends on the quality of the materials used to manufacture them. That’s why it’s important that your roofer only uses roofing shingles from trusted brands such as GAF®.
Here’s a tip: Roofing systems installed by GAF-certified roofing contractors are eligible for exclusive warranties that offer stronger protection and wider coverage and help protect the ROIs on your new roof.
Independent Construction Services offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including exterior painting service and roof replacement options. To get a free estimate, call us at (828) 808-8482 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Asheville as well as the surrounding NC communities.