Dealing with roofing damage is stressful enough, so it’s important to hire a professional roofer that you can trust. It’s best to start your research for a trusted roofing contractor by making a shortlist. You should check licenses, documents and references. Today, we expose the common lies bad roofers tell their customers.
“Our price is all-inclusive.” There are roofing companies that use their “all-in” price to lure customers into signing their basic packages. They will advertise it as a one-time payment deal covering several roofing services. Sounds good? Not when their terms and conditions regarding this promo are intentionally filled with loopholes. Eventually, they will be asking for more payment for the materials and upgrades for their services. To avoid this, make sure to only sign when everything they’re promising is written in the contract.
“If you sign this pre-contract now, we can help you get a new roof through insurance.” You should always be careful when you’re signing a final contract. A reliable roofing company would not make you sign anything without a thorough inspection first. You don’t need to sign a pre-contract before completing these steps. Before signing anything, be extremely sure that your roofer is licensed and insured, and has reliable references.
“We do not subcontract and only use our employees for installation.” This may be true with big roofing companies, but for smaller companies, it would be hard to maintain full-time crews without a full schedule. You can do a background check to make sure if they’re telling the truth. Company-marked vehicles, crew wearing uniforms and good relations with suppliers and installers are some of the signs that a smaller company has permanent crews.
With Pritchett Bros, we guarantee quality roofing materials and services. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Bedford and Bloomington.