Cracked or missing shingles, worn-out flashing, leaks and water damage – these are only a few of the many roof-related problems that you may encounter as a homeowner. A cheap roofer from out of town might be able to get these things fixed quickly, but at what cost?
Here’s why it’s not a good idea to hire a non-local roofer.
High-Pressure Sales Tactics
A roofer may come knocking on your door and offer a special deal or an exceptionally low price in an attempt to earn your business on the spot. This is a tactic that shady roofers, also called storm chasers, often use after a severe weather event. Their work is usually substandard, and by the time you realize there is a problem, these roofers will be long gone.
Quantity Doesn’t Mean Quality
Most out-of-town roofers come to neighborhoods affected by a storm to repair as many roofing systems as possible before they punch out. Most times, the products they use are of cheap quality, and the services they provide are rushed. As mentioned before, it is difficult to hold these scheming roofers accountable or get your hard-earned money back.
Unlike a reputable roofer in your area, an out-of-town roofer likely does not carry insurance. Should an accident involving a laborer take place on your property, you would be held responsible and it could cost you big time.
Disappearing Down Payment
Asking for a down payment is a norm, and it gives customers peace of mind that their contractor will complete their task as planned. Some roofers, however, use this for their own selfish gain. Once the down payment for materials or labor is in their hand, they simply disappear and do not return to repair the damaged roof.
Whether you need to repair your storm-damaged roof or install a new one, certified roofing contractor Jack The Roofer has got you covered. Our roofers work with the residents and business owners in Castle Rock, Parker and the surrounding areas in Colorado. To request a quote, call (720) 722-2255, or fill out our online form.