Avoid falling victim to roofing scams by equipping yourself with proper information. A simple knowledge of how these scams are carried out can save you from substandard work and potential waste of money and other resources.
Storm chasers are unscrupulous roofers who take advantage of the stormy season by traveling from one place to another, offering to fix or replace the roofs of unsuspecting homeowners. They usually price their services really cheap so as to entice customers to hire them. The quality of their services are also generally subpar. And, when you call them up to fix their shoddy work, they are likely to be in a different state or area already.
To avoid getting scammed by storm chasers, always keep in mind that you don’t have to hire a roofer on the spot. You should also check their credentials before agreeing to work with them or letting them in your home.
It’s normal for roofing costs to change a little bit at the end of a project, especially if there have been a few unforeseen problems that your contractor had to handle. But to protect yourself from roofers who habitually offer cheap quotes and then jack up prices upon the completion of the project, you should ask for a written and detailed quotation before starting the job. It also helps to compare quotes from different contractors so that you can have a better idea if the price offered to you is just reasonable.
Unnecessary Repair Work
Some roofers will claim that your roof needs a major repair or replacement. Of course, this can be hard to dispute, especially if you don’t know much about roofing. But remember that if the advice to fix or replace your roof is unsolicited, you have the option to seek a second opinion from a trusted contractor.
Pritchett Bros has been in the industry since 1963, providing top-notch roofing and remodeling services. We only use quality products like GAF roofing to ensure excellent results in every project. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to request a free roof inspection. We serve customers in Bedford and Bloomington.