The need to replace your roof comes every decade or so, sometimes longer, depending on how well it was installed and the product that was used. The next time you need to have the roof replaced on your Florida home, it’s important that you avoid roofing scams and unscrupulous contractors who are only out to take your money and run. Today, the team from Aastro Roofing will provide you with some common roofing scams to avoid and how to choose a reputable roofing firm.
Common Roofing Scams and Warning Signs
Below you will find a list of the most common types of roofing scams and the warning signs you should always be on the lookout for when replacing or repairing your roof:
- Door-to-door roof salesmen who come around after a storm has left considerable damage to your area.
- Being told you are eligible for a free roof replacement if your current roof has a specific type of shingle installed.
- Some roofers go as far as damaging the roof while inspecting it to make it worse than it seems so that you sign with them for repairs or replacement.
- Signing a contract that orders direct payment from your insurance company to the roofing company.
- Never work with a roofer who promises you a kickback from the deductible paid from the insurance company.
- Where is the office for the roofing contractor? Do they have a physical office? Avoid signing with a roofer that either is not local or does not have an office.
Some other common roofing scams or issues include making incorrect repairs, making repairs that are unnecessary, charging too much for the service, providing inferior products, and striking fear in the customer either before a forecasted storm or directly after a storm hits.
How to Find a Reputable Roofing Contractor
The tips below will not completely erase the chances of working with an unscrupulous roofer, but they will surely put you in the right direction for finding a reputable roofing contractor.
- Never make a decision on the spot – The best contractors out there will let you take time to talk things over with your spouse and figure out your budget.
- Check the internet – Reputable contractors will have an online presence, including a website, social media pages, and reviews posted by former and current customers.
- Ask for referrals – Ask your neighbors if they have used the roofer you are considering. Ask family members. Ask the roofer for referrals.
- Acquire multiple estimates – You should never base a decision that will cost as much as a new roof on just one estimate. Get multiple estimates and get them in writing.
- Read the contract – Read the contract and understand the terms of it before signing on the dotted line.
- Don’t pay in full upfront – Only give the contractor a down payment. Never pay for the job in full before any work is performed.
Call Aastro Roofing Today
If your roof in Boca Raton needs repairs or is ready for replacement, it’s time to make a call to the expert roofers from Aastro Roofing. Call the team at 561-623-3710 to schedule a consultation at your home.