The whole process of repairing or replacing a roof is stressful enough as it is. Finding a good and reputable roofing company shouldn’t add to this stress any more. Unfortunately, while there are hundreds of trustworthy contractors out there, there are a few who are unscrupulous.
Filtering out the bad ones from the good ones involves detecting some of the most common lies you hear about roofing jobs. Our professionals at Master's Home Solutions list some lies you need to watch out for when dealing with a roofing contractor.
“This roof has a lifetime warranty.”
At best, a “lifetime warranty” for materials is limited to 40 to 50 years. On the other hand, labor warranties, which are handled by your roofing contractor, do not share this coverage. It might seem like such a chore, but try your best to read the terms of your warranty carefully, especially the parts that pertain to how long you remain covered. You want to choose labor warranties that offer at least 5 or so years minimum to avoid any complications.
“Our company has been in business for over 20 years.”
Longevity is a good sign that you’re not dealing with a fly-by-night operation. However, exercise caution. Some roofing companies will stack the individual years of experience of each of their roofers and advertise it collectively as their “years of experience” or “years in business.” Do your due diligence to avoid companies like these.
“We’ll help you get a new roof through your insurance, just sign our contract.”
A reputable roofer will and should be able to help you with roof replacements done through your insurance provider but this is often after a thorough inspection and assessment. Avoid signing any quote or contract upfront especially if it doesn’t show any clear and final price on all the work and materials.
At Master's Home Solutions, you can trust the services that our experienced and professional roofers provide. Call us at (610) 264-3333 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and request a free quote today.
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