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5 Ways to Spot a Bad Roofing Company

5 Ways To Spot A Bad Roofing Company BEFORE You Sign

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It isn’t as glamorous as a beautiful kitchen but it is the first line of defense against the weather outside. You need to know that if you need roof repairs or a roof replacement that your roof is in good hands.

Everyone has heard the horror stories about fly-by-night roofing companies that steal customers money or do a shoddy job of replacing a roof. This is why it is important to pick the right roofing company here in Texas. We want to give you a few tell-tale signs that a roofing contractor is one to stay away from. Your roof is an area that can’t be left in the hands of a bad contractor.

The key to having your roof repaired properly is to spot a bad roofer before you have any work done. Let’s look at some signs  to spot a bad roofer before he does any work. Below are the questions to ask a roofer that may set off red flags about doing business with them.

Is The Roofing Company Local?

This may seem like a simple question but with the prevalence of storm chasers that follow severe weather reports, this is where to start. Storm chasers head to areas where a bad storm has hit. They generally set up shop just long enough to do the work and then they are gone. Even if they are legitimate roofers, who do you call if you find issues with their work once they are gone?

We aren’t going to say that all roofers that are not local are crooks. But why hire someone from out of state when there are so many reputable roofers right in your own area. It’s just common sense to hire a local Texas roofing company.

Does The Roofer Have A Website?

In this day and age there is absolutely no reason for a roofing contractor to not have a website. A website is the first place you should go to find information about a company. Their website can tell you exactly where they are located and contact information.  Here you should also find links to social websites such as Facebook where you can find reviews and posts of what their company is doing.

You can get a good overall feel for a roofing company by visiting their website. Hopefully you will also be able to see work they have done and links to reviews of the company. You should also be able to find out if they are just a roofing company or if they are a general contractor as well. A good website shows they care about their business.

Can They Provide Local References And Reviews?

Any reputable Texas roofing company will be glad to give you references from projects they have done in your area. If they cannot give you local references then you should move on to another company.

Online reviews are a great way to find out about a roofing company.  Reviews that you find on Google, Facebook, and the BBB cannot be changed by a company so the reviews you find on these sites will be authentic.  Check on their Facebook page as well as their Google business page.

Is The Roofing Contractor Licensed And Insured?

This may seem like a silly question but you need to know that the company that is working on your roof  has the proper licenses for the work they do. And if anything should go wrong you need to know that the company is insured. If they can’t provide this information, move on.

Is The Work Guaranteed And Does It Carry A Warranty?

Reputable roofing companies will always stand behind their work. The products themselves always carry some sort of warranty but the company should also give you a guarantee of their own. And you want them to be around to stand by that guarantee. roof guarantee

LIFT Construction Roofing And More

LIFT Construction was founded on the principles of integrity, quality service, and respect. We think of our customers like family and treat their homes as if they were our own. We created our company to make restoration of your roof and home a painless and rewarding process. We want your home to look better than it ever has been before.

Check out some of the reviews our customers have given to us. Our customers are glad they have chosen us and so will you. Call us for a FREE roof inspection by one of our roofing specialists. Join our list of satisfied customers.

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