Dependable Construction understands that like any trade there are few bad roofer’s out there that give the rest of us roofing contractor a bad name. Some companies aren’t built on ethics. Wondering how you can identify them? You don’t really need to use a Blood Hound to sniff out the bad guys. Below is a short list some negative things homeowners should look-out for, and these should give you some red flags.
- Recording on the first contact.
There are good contractors that use voicemail, answering machines and not a secretary or office staff. There is nothing wrong with this, but the amount of time for a call back does say something. Should they take days to call back how long it will take do your roof. If you have a leak or a problem will your call again go to voicemail?
- Late for first meeting.
If the estimator is late for the first meeting to earn your business, and does not give you a call. What’s the rest of the schedule will be like if you award him the contract. Like they say you only get one chance to make a first impression.
- He’s unprepared.
Do you really want to hire a roofing company that is disorganized? We have heard of the wrong shingles being installed because of poor paperwork. Or worst the wrong house being done.
- Correct documentation.
A solid company will have their insurance certifications, customer’s list and material samples in hand for you to look at before it’s time to sign a contract.
- No professional contract or proposal.
A professional contract or proposal is standard for any construction company. A price written on the back of a business card or construction invoices found at Staples is probably not the best contractor to hire.
Asking for deposit that is more than 10 % of contract price.
Be cautious of anyone that asks for large sums of money up front. 10% is the base, depending on the size of the job.
Don’t risk your roof using contractors that may give you red flags like these. Do it right the first time, dependability matters! Call Dependable Construction today at (937) 318.9572 to learn more about their roofing services & more. You can also visit us on Facebook to keep up with the latest jobs we are working on, be sure to like the page.