Warning Signs of Dishonest Contractors and Storm-Chasing Roofing Companies

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At Great Roofing & Restoration, our top priority is YOU – your home, your safety, and your peace of mind. Unfortunately, in our industry, it’s all too common for contractors to prioritize their own interests over those of their customers.

We’re committed to setting a new standard of integrity and excellence in roofing services. However, we believe that an informed homeowner is an empowered homeowner. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the complexities of interacting with roofing contractors, especially in the aftermath of a severe storm.

By highlighting potential red flags and providing valuable insights, our goal is to give you the tools to advocate for yourself and your home effectively.

Warning Signs & Red Flags

Lack of Local Presence. Ever heard horror stories of storm chasers rolling into town, promising quick fixes, and disappearing just as fast? Not cool. Look for contractors with a solid local presence and a reputation you can trust.

Pushy Sales Tactics and Solicitation. Beware of contractors employing high-pressure sales tactics, like pushing “limited-time offers” or demanding immediate decisions. If a contractor shows up at your door offering on-the-spot roof repairs. Red flag. Take your time, seek multiple opinions, and conduct thorough research before committing to any decisions.

No Physical Address, Verifiable Contact Information, License, or Insurance. Legitimate companies provide clear physical addresses and contact information for verification. Additionally, they should be able to provide proof of licensing and insurance. Engaging with contractors lacking these credentials can pose significant liability risks for homeowners. Be cautious if any of this information is difficult to obtain or not provided.

Unrealistic Promises and Unsolicited Offers to Handle Insurance Claims. If a company guarantees unrealistic outcomes like drastically reducing your insurance deductible or promising no out-of-pocket expenses, consider it a major red flag – it’s not just unethical, it’s illegal. Similarly, exercise caution if a contractor insists on taking full control of your insurance claim process. While some may offer assistance, remember that you should always maintain control over your claim. A trustworthy contractor will empower you with the knowledge needed to advocate for your home and yourself throughout the insurance process.

Lack of References and Negative Reviews or Complaints. Reputable roofing companies readily provide references from satisfied past customers in your area. If they hesitate or refuse, it could signal a lack of satisfied clients or a limited work history locally. Do your own research by using platforms like the Better Business Bureau, Google, and social media to uncover any patterns of negative reviews or unresolved complaints. These insights can help you make informed decisions about the company’s reliability and reputation.

What To Look For in a Contractor

When selecting a roofing contractor, prioritize professionalism, quality materials, and adherence to regulations. By staying vigilant and conducting thorough research, homeowners can avoid falling victim to storm-chasing roofing companies and those that may not have their best interests at heart.

-Team Great Roofing & Restoration

Professional contractors selling high quality products, and providing the best customer care.

We ensure that all our clients are informed about their project, are able to ask as many questions as they have, and receive solutions that work for their roofing and restoration project. Whether you have questions about our roofing, siding, want to get a quote, or need some advice, our team works to your satisfaction!