Many would not believe that unscrupulous roofing companies did exist. Today, there is enough evidence of clients being overcharged and deceived. The competition within the roofing industry is partly to blame. Some companies take advantage of the title ‘professional’ to dig deep into clients’ pockets and take away all their money. Considering how hard money comes by these days, you cannot afford to be reckless whenever you have a roofing project. The secret is you becoming a learned customer. That way, you will see the deception coming from afar and take the necessary steps. Here is how you should deal with common roofing scams.
Over-smart roofers will take your small roofing concern and magnify it so that it looks big. From that position, they can then confidently claim more money than actually deserved. Some are very good in convincing customers that the mess up there is excessive. Rather than sit back and believe what they say, you should develop a culture of following up to get to see the evidence yourself. It’s not hard to climb up the ladder and see the defect as it is. Roofers will be shy away from exaggerating the quote in your presence.
There are roofing companies that pray hurricanes could show up on daily basis. They show up at your doorstep the day after a big storm and pretend to be the good Samaritans. They promise to fix your roof at cheap prices. Sometimes, they will tend to convince you got roof damages even when you are sure everything is intact. The big aim for these companies is to take money away from you. After that is done, chances are that they will disappear. Such companies are mostly never insured or licensed. Their services are also substandard. They are not worth your money. Always ask for identification documents before anything else when choosing a roofer company.
Many of the roofer companies will like it when the job has no boundaries. They can easily sneak in other works. This strategy actually works as clients already know the work is underway and one cannot cancel the entire contract. To avoid such harassments, ensure that thorough inspections are conducted before the commencement of works. Every existing problem on the roof will surface and noted. The contractor will have his work cut out clearly so that there are not many variations.
Use of inferior materials
Many of the contractors will love to look nice on paper. They will pretend to use the best roofing materials the market has to offer. On that basis, they will charge you expensively. But wait until the job gets underway. You start seeing substandard materials. Clients may not understand what materials are the best. To prevent such deception, you need to be educated on roofing products. Ask for receipts of the materials and do actual inspection once they are on site.