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A roofing project is an important investment, and as such, time and money are always at stake in an effort to make the home look and function better. Tackling this head-on, however, involves making critical decisions, sometimes under pressure. Unfortunately, this dynamic allows scammers to prey on unsuspecting homeowners. Protect yourself from paying a shady contractor doing shoddy repair or replacement work. Hinkle Roofing, a leading roofing contractor in the local area, shares the various roofing scams to avoid.
Storm Chasers. These shady companies appear on the doorsteps of homes damaged by a recent storm. They show up unannounced, promising top-notch service in a flash. It can be tempting to hire them, especially if the extensive roof damage requires an immediate fix. They, however, perform incomplete work for quick money, often with inferior quality. Once they’re done, they proceed to the next storm-ravaged town, with all the cash they collected and no way to follow up with them.
Avoiding Permits. Roofing projects, like other home improvements, require permits from the local building departments to ensure the changes that will be implemented are up to code. A contractor that doesn’t do this important step is likely to be unlicensed and to cut corners. Steer clear from those that try to convince you that an unpermitted roof repair or replacement saves you a few dollars.
High-Pressure Sales Tactics. Scammers often employ high-pressure sales tactics just so they can have customers shell out cash or make a quick decision regarding their roofing situations. Some ask for an excessive down payment, while others force homeowners to sign the contract. A reputable roofing contractor will understand that it’s worth taking this project a few days to think over. They will also be willing to negotiate down payments.
In your search for the best roofer in your area, don’t hesitate to look for references. Take your time to do your research and, more importantly, ask questions. Hinkle Roofing would be more than happy to answer everything that you need to know about our roof repair and replacement services. Call us at 205-324-8545 to request a free estimate.
Owner/President, Hinkle Roofing