Your roof is an important investment, and the last thing you want to do is entrust it to the wrong people. If you don’t already have a trusted roofer in your contacts list, you should at least know how to recognize – and avoid – common roofing scams, some of which we discuss in this blog.
Inadequate Repair Work
Unscrupulous roofers take advantage of inexperienced homeowners in many ways. One of these is conducting inadequate, mostly cosmetic “repair” work. They get customers by offering prices that are too good to be true. By the time the homeowner discovers this deception – usually in the middle of a storm – they’re unable to reach the same contractor.
This scam is perpetuated by what are known as “storm chasers”. They typically appear shortly after a storm passes the area and disappear shortly after they’ve completed “repairs”. To protect yourself against such a scam, find a capable roofing contractor that offers emergency roofing services, and save their number. In addition to properly repairing your roof, professional roofers offer workmanship warranties in case the roof fails because of improper repairs.
Another type of scam you should keep an eye out for is roofers performing too many repairs. Again, it takes advantage of a homeowner’s lack of familiarity with how roof repairs work. During the course of their inspection, they will find issues other than the ones you hired them for, often deliberately causing these issues themselves. This inflates the quoted price, and if the homeowner doesn’t agree, they end up with a roof that’s in worse condition than it was before. Sticking with your trusted contractor eliminates any such risks.
Overcharging for Their Work
Homeowners are not expected to know the costs of roof repairs, maintenance and installation. But having an idea of what the ballpark price is can help you spot contractors who overcharge for their services. Contractors who won’t provide written quotations or those who pressure you into signing the contract the same day are major red flags and should be avoided.
You can trust Willi Roofing Services for all your roofing needs. To learn more about our services, call us today at (512) 504-7900. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home estimate. We serve many areas in Round Rock, TX.