Tips to Avoid Roof Repair Scams

Construction workerYour roof needs repair and you don’t want to wait until the problem worsens. Yet, you are worried about how to find the right roofing company for your Vancouver home. You have heard about roof repair scams and want to avoid them. How do you do that? The first step to finding a trusted residential roofing company is to carefully examine the contractor’s credentials before you hire their services. It may require you to do a little homework but it can save you from major roof damage and thousands of dollars in repairs. In fact, make this a rule of thumb for all your home repair projects.

Stories of homeowners being scammed by people who pose as roof repair contractors are fairly common. Pay attention to these warning signs to avoid getting into such a situation.

  • No proper credentials: License, insurance and a business card are the first signs of a legitimate company. If a contractor you are considering cannot provide them, think of it as a red flag. An unmarked truck or van is also an indication that something is not right. Letting an inexperienced person work on your roof is unsafe. Any roofing problem that is not professionally handled will trickle downwards and impact the structural integrity of your home.
  • Successful in the construction businessLack of references: Avoid contractors who cannot demonstrate work history or provide references that will corroborate their work experience. It could indicate that they have not done any real work or that there were problems with the jobs they have done in the past.
  • Being asked to pay upfront: There are only two reasons why a contractor would ask you to pay before the work begins—either they cannot cover the cost of supplies or they intend to take the money and leave the job unfinished. If you are handing over any money to a roofing contractor, make sure you have a written contract and check the fine print carefully.
  • Special deals that are valid for one day: Proceed with caution when a contractor shows up at your door and offers a special price that is valid only if you sign up the same day. Such deals usually end up being more expensive than what the project is actually worth.

Trust your instincts when hiring a company for residential roofing or any other home repairs. Make sure you get everything in writing, i.e. the project specifications as well as any special discount or pricing offers. While it is not uncommon for project specifications to change during a repair job, a detailed quote at the start will keep you fully aware of what is covered and what’s not.

Avoid Scams and Hire the Best Roofing Company in Vancouver

Absolute Roof Solutions is a locally-owned roofing company that has been serving residential and commercial customers in the Lower Mainland Area of Vancouver for close to 20 years. We provide a full range of services including roofing repair, replacement and maintenance to meet your needs.

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All our roofing personnel are trained to the highest standards to ensure quality work and your absolute satisfaction. We also make sure that alternative solutions are discussed and contract conditions are fully explained so that there are no surprises.

Contact Absolute Roof Solutions at 604-263-0334 for trusted and reliable residential roofing services in the Lower Mainland Area of Vancouver.