When your home needs a roof repair or replacement, you want the work to be performed by a qualified professional. With so many roofers vying for your attention, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your roofing needs. The first thing you have to do is to separate the good roofers from the bad ones. But how do you do that? You can often tell that a bad roofer is lying to you.
Here are some of the lies that bad roofers often tell:
We Install Roofs With a Lifetime Warranty
You might have to clarify what a lifetime warranty means. At best, it should mean a limited lifetime warranty, which is about 40-50 years, or the expected life span of a good roofing system. Find out more about the labor or workmanship warranty, which should be 5 years minimum.
We Were Driving by and Noticed the Wind/Hail/Storm Damage on Your Roof
Driving or walking by a house is not enough to “notice” storm damage unless entire sections of the roof are missing. It takes a closer inspection to find the signs of storm damage on a roofing system. If the contractor says they were driving by because they were working on someone’s roof in the area, ask them what the address is where they’re working so you can verify.
All of Our Roofers Are In-House Employees
This might be fine if the job needs two to three people. But if the job requires 10-20 people, it’s highly unlikely that the roofing contractor really has that many employees.
We Can Schedule You Now if You Pay a Large Deposit Upfront
This probably means the roofer doesn’t have enough funds, is about to go bankrupt or has a poor relationship with local suppliers. Legitimate roofers can afford to provide all the materials and labor until the homeowner pays after the project’s completion.
If you need professional roofers you can trust, get in touch with Homecraft Inc. We offer roofing and other home improvement services. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or leave a message here. We’re available in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.