Red Flags to Look For When Hiring Commercial Roofing Contractors
to repair or to replace commercial roofing

Working with experienced and professional commercial roofing contractors can help you save time, money, and stress that comes with working with less-than-legitimate contractors. When you need roof repairs and maintenance, be on the lookout for these red flags:

Storm Chasers

Every now and then there will be a big storm that practically rips the roof off of buildings. When this happens, it’s common to see an influx of storm-chasing roofing contractors who are interested in capitalizing on the property damage. While there may be a legitimate need for a roofing inspection and maintenance after a big storm, these out-of-town contractors may not be licensed or insured to work in the state where you are located. That means that you would be on the hook for any damage or injuries that result on your property if their work is anything less than perfect. Even then, the risk far outweighs the benefits of working with a locally owned and operated roofing company.

Dishonest Door-to-Door Sales Reps

Have you ever encountered a roofing contractor who was “just driving by” and noticed your roof was missing a few shingles? You may be surprised to know that many dishonest roofing contractors will employ some form of door-to-door sales tactics in an attempt to trick property owners into purchasing a new roof when they may not even need it. These forceful and dishonest sales tactics are used by companies who rely on sales volume to stay afloat rather than relying on high-quality work and exceptional customer service. Beware of door-to-door sales teams and leave the inspection work to a reputable roofing company.

Contractors With No References

In addition to contractors who may be coming in from out of town, you want to ensure that you are working with an experienced and reputable roofing company. Many times, a qualified roofing company will be able to provide you with client testimonials, reviews, and examples of previous work they have completed.

Unrealistic Low Bids

Finally, if you encounter a commercial roofing contractor who is quoting an offer that is too good to be true, then the odds are that it is. While we all love getting a great deal on roofing work, the old saying “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to construction. When you see a price that is much lower than you’d expect, you want to be wary that it is not a bait-and-switch tactic to get you to sign a contract at one price only to blindside you with any number of unexpected fees and expenses that were not initially agreed upon.