Getting rid of an old, leaking roof is stressful, but trying to distinguish a good roofer from a bad one can be even more challenging. While there are many reputable contractors who are willing to take on your roof replacement project, there are also roofers who will lie just to take your hard-earned money. Here is a list of the most common lies that roofers may tell you in order to sell you a brand new roof.
“The roof we will install has a lifetime warranty.” In most cases, roofing warranties are a limited lifetime warranty, which usually means 40 to 50 years. It is also equally crucial to learn about the specific labor warranty provided by the installer. A minimum of a five-year labor warranty is recommended by most professionals since it is an all-inclusive warranty generally addressing even the minor problems.
“I noticed hail/storm damage to your roof while doing a job in the neighborhood.” Be wary of storm chasers – or roofers who travel from town to town with hopes of doing a lot of repair work after a storm event. True residential roofing contractors will not knock on doors to offer repair or maintenance work. Instead, they let work come to them. Moreover, most forms of damage require a thorough inspection of the roof to properly diagnose. Be sure to work with a professional who is licensed and certified to avoid dealing with bigger and more expensive issues down the road.
“All of our workers are qualified roofers.” Normally, the roofing crew will consist of a couple qualified roofers and mostly general laborers. This can result in an unorganized and slow-paced project riddled with mistakes. Not only is it important to ensure the crew is filled with experienced roofing professionals, but also installers that are certified to install the specific brand or product that is being used.
Christian Brothers Roofing is a premier source of residential and commercial roofing solutions, including storm damage roof repair and metal roofing replacement. Our top-rated professionals are committed to providing the comfort and efficiency you need through industry-leading products and outstanding customer service. Call us today at (502) 818-3038, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.