The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects everything inside the house and keeps the weather out. Keeping up with maintenance on your roof means protecting the rest of your home, so it’s not an area you want to skimp on. When it comes to hiring a contractor to repair or replace your roof, most homeowners are inexperienced and more susceptible to being sucked into a scam. We’re going to go over a few of the most common roofing scams, and how you can avoid them.
- Many contractors will offer an extremely low price to beat out their competitors, but if the price feels too good to be true, it probably is. Many of these contractors will pressure you into signing a contract quickly, or on the spot, by saying that the low price is a limited time offer. They may offer you a lifetime deal on any repairs or spot treatments for the roof, but say that deal is also only a limited time offer. Both of these options should be big red flags as a customer.
- Another red flag is a contractor that strongly recommends a spot repair, versus a full roof replacement. Repairs, when a replacement is needed, is a way that contractors can ensure more business in the future. Because inevitably, you will need another repair down the road. A full replacement offers more peace of mind knowing that it was a one-time investment, rather than regular recurring expenses for patchwork.
A good, trustworthy contractor or company will never pressure you to sign a contract the same day. They also should never try to talk you into just spot repairing if a whole roof replacement is necessary. At Hatch Homes, we offer consultations with professionals who can tell you what type of repair your roof truly needs, and provide a fair price for the job. We have a no pressure policy when it comes to consultations, and we understand it takes some time to look over all of the details.
Let the reviews of Hatch Homes speak for themselves; we are one of the best companies in the Carolinas to get a consultation, price estimate, and schedule a repair or replacement without feeling pressured or rushed.