Common Mistakes Made By Homeowners When Hiring A Roofing Contractor
General roofing contractors can assist you with inspections, repairs and maintenance of roofs allowing you to rest assured that your roof is up to date and always in good condition. Poor roof repair can pose serious quality issues so it is best to hire a contractor with the reputation and expertise to properly oversee your roof repairs as well as assist you with overall maintenance of your roof.
Many people avoid getting their roofs repaired in a timely manner and wait until the roof starts leaking, sometimes allowing it to go beyond simple repair. When faced with an ongoing leak people often hire an inexperienced contractor. Do your due diligence and thoroughly research the subject before hiring a roofing contractor, thus ensuring that the contractor you hire will be available to provide resolutions to leaks and other roof-related problems.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Team Texas Construction LLC has put together a list of the most common mistakes made by homeowners when hiring a roofing contractor.
1. Hiring Anyone Available at Low Cost
Selecting the lowest bid for the work being performed is not always the best choice. It is tempting when a roofing contractor knocks on your door and offers to replace your roof at no cost to take advantage of the offer. However, hiring someone to do your work without any prior knowledge of their work often proves more costly in the long run. Anyone offering to replace your roof for free will likely not be available if and when service issues arise.
2. Allowing An Unknown Roofing Contractor to Conduct a Roof Inspection
Most roofing companies train their sales representatives to canvas neighborhoods and offer a free roof inspection. Use caution before allowing an unknown person on your roof. It has been documented that some inspectors inflict mechanical damage to the roof surface in an attempt to simulate storm related damages.
3. Paying a Deposit Before the Work Begins
A financially stable company will not ask for a deposit before work begins. Exceptions may include special order materials or in some instances requesting a deposit after materials have been delivered.
4. Not Doing Research Before Signing an Agreement
After a “free inspection” most roofing sales people are trained to use high pressure tactics to get your signature on a contract before you have a chance to research their company’s reputation.
5. Allowing the Roofing Contractor to be Paid Directly by the Insurance Company
The insurance company is required by law to make all funds payable to the policy holder. This safety measure allows the homeowner to have control over the repair process.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Team Texas Construction LLC. We provide quality craftsmanship at an affordable price and are reliable roofing and storm damage repair experts. We provide service in Gordonville and Mesquite, Texas. Additionally, we serve clients across the North Texas region including Grayson County, Cooke County, Denton County, Dallas County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County and the surrounding areas.