We’ve all had a salesperson ring our doorbell, trying to get us to buy something. Occasionally, they’re looking to convince us to purchase a home maintenance product or service. If you’re in the market for a new roof, here are 4 types of contractor-selling roof scams to avoid (contact us for more information).
The ultra salesy contractor who pressures you to “buy now!”
Roofs are expensive investments and you should take the time to make sure you pick the right contractor. No good contractor should put a lot of pressure on you or try to talk you into a deal by throwing sleazy feeling discounts your way. A legitimate contractor knows that you need time to make a choice and is respectful of your decision-making process.
The contractor who demands money up front and right now
When you sign up for a new roof, you are buying a product and a service. Your contractor should be willing to begin the work before demanding payment. Be leary of contractors who insist that you pay up before they’ll do any work. They might just be a con artist who up and disappears with your money, leaving you without a roof and with a hole in your wallet.
The post-disaster salesperson
After a big storm, it can be appealing for some sales-obsessed contractors to go talk vulnerable homeowners into big repair projects. While you’re in a panicked state, worried about all the shingles missing from your roof and all the other things that could be wrong, it’s easy to trust someone who looks like an expert. Be very cautious of anyone who might prey on your post-disaster emotions.
The ultra-low bid offer
While everyone is looking for a deal, sometimes things are too cheap to be true. If a contractor gives you a bid that is significantly lower than other bids you’ve received, it’s probably a red flag. Low cost offers almost always lead to low quality of work.
If you’re looking for a contractor that will get the job done right the first time, reach out to Turner Roofing for a professional consultation!