Making Sure Your Roofing Contractor Doesn’t Cut Corners

Most people shop around before settling on a roofing contractor. But no matter how many referrals you get or how many good reviews they have, you still need to be diligent when working with a roofing contractor. Not all contractors are as honest and straight-forward as we are.

Fly-by-night roofing contractors tend to try to cut a lot of corners. They do whatever they can to get the job done in such a way that they make the most money possible. This could mean charging you for supplies that are not actually used on your roof. It may also entail your roofing contractor leaving out steps so that they don’t have to do as much work, but still get paid for the full job.

For example, a common problem for people hiring random roofing contractors is that the contractor lays the new shingles directly over the existing roof without removing the old shingles. This is such a common practice that many homes have several layers of shingles, yet this is not the best for the structure of your home. If you want to remain safe and protected, the shingles should all be removed before laying a new roof.

Some roofing contractors may mark up materials such as shingles far higher than is really reasonable. They may charge you for one material and then use another, less expensive material so that they can pocket the difference. There are many ways that these contractors try to cheat you out of your money.

If you want to hire a reputable, experienced, honest roofing contractor, contact us today to learn how we can help you with your roof.

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