Some roofers lean into the shady side of life, and some don’t. Just because roofers are well known in your community doesn’t mean they’re honest. Just because they’re new to you doesn’t mean they’ll be underhanded. What’s that old saying? You can’t judge a book by its cover. Accordingly, here are some details about roofers that can help you determine whether a potential option is worthwhile.
• Overpriced Materials
• Under-Priced Materials
• Prep Work That Isn’t Fully Completed
• The Classic Bait And Switch: Prices Jump Prior Contract Signing
• Overpriced Materials
Know how much varying roofing materials cost. Metals, shingles, solar shingles, tiles–they all have their associated costs. Do a little research and cost out materials for your roof. If anything, the right roofer should be able to secure better “deals” than you, and they’re also going to charge labor on top of that. Accordingly, if their price differs significantly from yours as regards materials, watch out. That could be a rip-off.
On the other side of that coin, when you get “too good” of a deal, it may well be because your roofer is about to install some sub-par materials. Sure, you’ll pay less; but your roof won’t last as long, and you’ll have to hire that roofer back again. It’s almost like “planned obsolescence.” Avoid roofers that pull that on you.
Prep Work That Isn’t Fully Completed.
Lazy prep work reduces the direct expense of a roofing company and the structural integrity of your home. Ask to review the work of roofers at the end of the day and know what to look for regarding prep work around skylights and the like. A little consultation through trusted roofers could be in order.
The Classic Bait And Switch: Prices Jump Prior Contract Signing
If you’re quoted one price, and then when you get to the contract signing stage, some new, more expensive cost is paraded before you, know you’re dealing with an underhanded roofing business, and don’t sign that contract. What you’ve just seen is a classic bait-and-switch.
Avoiding Underhanded Roofers
Semper Fi Exteriors doesn’t use over or under-priced materials. Instead, it prices its materials correctly, and you can check us on that. We do the entire prep work, and you won’t have to deal with a bait and switch when you choose Semper Fi. Contact us to learn more.