It is fair to say that all roofers are not the same. Your friends at Harbor Roofing and Siding in Wilmington, N.C. pride themselves on being a better choice for your roofing needs than any other option. That is why this month we want to talk to you about dishonest roofers and roofing.
The best way to avoid a scammer or dishonest roofer is to be sure the roofer in question is an established roofer, preferably one with an established website and regularly updated content. This way you will be 100 percent certain the roofer you choose is one that will provide the best possible service to you and your roof.
Here are five things to watch out for in a roofing contractor scam:
- Payment up front – Most will want all or half of the money before starting. They may even offer a cheaper alternative, but all they want is the cash so they can scoot and leave you hanging. We at Harbor Roofing and Siding will work with you on the payment and money.
- Post-storm free inspection – A roofer that shows up to your home after a storm may make you think there is damage. Good roofers do not actively search out customers. Customers come to them for work. We are no exception.
- Hurry up and agree to the contract – Again, it may be a low ball bid, but honest roofing contractors will allow you time to review the agreement, terms and search for additional bids.
- Low ball bids – This is called the elevator ride. They offer a low bid, but the add-ons quickly come in. We at Harbor Roofing try to anticipate as much as we can in the estimate. We may be off some, but most times the amount is negligible.
- Sub-par work – This is the hardest scammer to catch. The work may look good, but to an untrained eye there will be no way of knowing until it is too late. This is why we have reliable roofing employees who promise the best work the first time, every time.
There you have it. Plenty of good reasons to watch out for a roofing contracting scammer. We at Harbor Roofing and Siding have been in the industry for a long time and are well established in the Wilmington, N.C. community. Call us today for all of your roofing needs.