Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Roofing Contractor
June 27 05:56 2019 Print This Article

We all make mistakes. It’s a natural part of being a human. But sometimes, the mistakes we do lead to bigger consequences.

If we can avoid making mistakes, it’s best that we do. And that’s the case when you’re hiring a roofing contractor.

Avoid Hiring the Wrong Roofing Contractor

It’s easy to trust the wrong roofer. But you can avoid that by taking time during your search. Asses each company carefully and avoid the following:

Hiring a Roofer without a License

Roofing contractors need to have a license before they can accept any roofing job. This is essential and should be the number one rule you have. They should be able to present their license and certificate to operate.

A license ensures that your roofing contractor knows what they are doing.

Training makes a roofer capable of doing any roofing job. The license is proof they have undergone proper training.

Avoid Downpayments Upfront

It’s easy to fall for the “we need downpayment to buy the materials.” In some industries, that may be acceptable. But when you’re hiring a roofer, don’t fall for that scam.

Once these so-called roofing contractors have the money, they don’t come back. It’s a common scam that many homeowners seem to fall into.

Not Reading Customer Reviews

We’re fortunate enough to live in a world where information is easily accessible. It comes in handy when we are looking for a good roofing contractor.

That said, try to read customer reviews of a company online. This will tell you how reputable the contractors are. The better the feedback, the more you can expect great things.

Many of those who haven’t researched a company’s reputation tend to get dissapointed. They either get bad work results, services, or even attitude from the company.

Not Working with a Legitimate Roofer

Many fall for roofers that don’t have license. But there are even more people who hire people off Craigslist and similar websites. These people don’t only have licenses, they may also be not the people they said they are.

Nowadays, it’s better to be more careful. Don’t be excited by suspiciously low prices. And most of all, work with a legitimate roofing company.

Working with Companies without Insurance

Any roofing job is complicated and tough. Accidents are unwelcome but inevitable.

That said, a company without insurance is a pain in the neck. If someone gets injured while working on your roof, you’re liable. Not only will it fall on your conscience but you’ll also have unexpected medical bills to pay.

Guarantee that the roofing contractor you’re working with has insurance. It gives you and the roofer peace of mind.

Not Getting an Estimate

Just because someone says this company is cheap doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get estimates. Before hiring a roofer, make sure you have acquired an estimate from them. In fact, it’s best that you get estimates from at least three companies.

This ensures you are working with someone within your budget.


A legitimate roofing contractor guarantees satisfaction. Never go with people that may end up giving you more problem than you already have.

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