Warning #1: No company should show up unannounced on your doorstep soliciting work
If you didn’t call them, they shouldn’t be there. We’ve have been in business for over 40 years and have heard too many stories from home owners who contracted with the first roofing company that showed up on their doorstep. They ended up with more headaches, cost, and legal issues than one person can imagine.
When repairs or a re-roofs are going to be needed, you must do your homework and make sure you are choosing a company that will be around for the long haul and has your best interests in mind. The number of companies that come out of the woodwork during a hail storm is overwhelming and can make it very difficult to choose the right one.
As stated previously stay away from door to door roof salesman. These companies usually send out commissioned salesman to get as much work as they possible can when the storm first hits. Obviously these salesmen are paid on what they sell and how quickly they can do it.
Warning #2: Never sign a permission letter or contract that allows a company or salesperson access to your roof.
This is usually a ploy and can commit you to having them do the work as you are signing a contact. Remember if you didn’t call them, they shouldn’t be there!
Warning #3: Never Give Money Up Front On Any Re-roofing Project!
If the company is financially solvent they will not need a penny of your money to “buy material”. It’s very important as a homeowner you remember the golden rule – “He who has the gold makes all the rules”. What this means is if you hold the money, you have a much better chance of getting your work done correctly and in a timely manner. If you are unsatisfied with how your job turned out you have a much better chance of getting it corrected than if you handed them half the money up front. It’s just common sense!