Planning a full roof replacement can be stressful at times, especially if you’re not sure who to hire for the job. It helps to do a bit of research, but there are some instances wherein some contractors can be deceitful. If you want to spot bad apples, here are a few common lies they’ll tell you:
“We Offer Cheaper Prices!”
Some roofing contractors assume that unsuspecting homeowners only care about price, so to win bids, they’ll cut corners to propose the lowest bid. But cheaper is never better, especially in roofing. You may think that you’re getting a good deal, but it only means you’ll have a roof that won’t last its expected lifespan, and you’ll end up with more costly repairs!
To avoid being deceived on your roofing bids, you need to ask the right questions, such as why their prices are cheaper than the competition. Any professional roofing contractor pays their workers good wages for excellent workmanship. So, if they respond to something similar to “we work faster” or “we don’t pay our workers too high”, then you can expect the quality of the roofing process to be affected. Make sure to hire trusted roofing contractors who can get the job done right the first time!
“We Always Let Our In-House Roofers Do the Job!”
While this may be true for some of the more established roofing companies, others don’t usually get enough work to maintain their workers full-time (especially if they’ve got a smaller company or just started in the industry). For instance, if you settled for a bid offered by a 7-man contractor. but the roofing job requires at least 15 people to get it done on time, they’ll likely outsource the needed labor. That means the quality of work won’t be up to standard and you may end up less than satisfied with your roofing project.
One way to tell if the roofing and gutter repair contractor employs permanent and qualified workers is to check if they wear company apparel, use company-marked trucks and have a good reputation in the area. If you want to talk more about your gutters or other remodeling plans, call Rojas Roofing to get started! Our number is (317) 864-6193, or you can fill out our convenient online contact form.