Like other parts of your home, your roof will eventually need replacement. While a new roofing system is a substantial investment, it can help ensure your family is safe and comfortable. It can also increase your property’s curb appeal and value, which is beneficial when you decide to sell.
When someone knocks on your door and offers you a “free” roof, it’s best to turn them down. Read on to find out why.
Do “Free” Roofs Really Exist?
Reliable roofers will always have a license and insurance. You can count on them for professionalism, transparency and quality craftsmanship. They will never pressure you to sign a contract until you’re ready. A large downpayment or complete payment is also something they won’t ask for until they have completed the job. Take it as a red flag if a contractor offers you something too good to be true, such as a free roof.
Accepting a free roof can put you in legal trouble. It’s considered insurance fraud, meaning you’re breaking the law if you participate in it. An unreliable roofer might say they will cover your deductible or recommend raising your insurance invoice to pay for the deductible. They can also claim they will reimburse your deductible. These schemes are against the law and can result in legal consequences.
The Truth About “Free” Roofs
When it comes to roof replacement, you often get what you pay for. You can’t usually expect quality materials from contractors who offer free or low-cost roofs. Substandard materials tend to fail quickly and develop damage during storms.
Months after the installation, you might discover that your free roof has leaks or other issues. By this time, unreliable contractors are typically nowhere to be found. They don’t have a local office you can visit or are usually impossible to contact.
Reputable contractors put in the time and effort to perform a roof repair or replacement efficiently. At Homecraft® Inc., we only use high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers. We back our roofing products and services with some of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or complete our online form to get a free estimate. We proudly serve clients in Bear, Newark and Middletown, DE.