Don’t fall for the lies of corner-cutting roof replacement companies.
No one likes being lied to. Unfortunately, many Florida roof replacement companies will lie to their customers in order to cut corners and make the job easier for them. Some are simply trying to make their job easier while others may be fraudulent altogether. At Montgomery Winslow, we’ve heard it all from our customers, which is part of why we have such a strong commitment to honesty. Here are a few lies that other roofers tell so that you know what to watch out for:
Lying About Their Licensing
All Florida roof replacement professionals are required to have a roof contractor license and to have passed the Florida certification exam. However, some so-called roofers will lie about their license or certification. They may lie about being insured, which is one way that roof replacement companies protect you from liability during the roofing project. That’s why it’s important to not only ask if a roofer is licensed but to ask for proof of their license, and anything else they claim to have, such as insurance.
Lying About Their Team
Roofing contractors are roof replacement professionals that work with subcontractors for the roofing projects that they’re assigned, while roof replacement companies typically have their own in-house team. In some cases, roofing contractors work with the same subcontractors every time and know their team well. Some lacking roof replacement companies, might not have a thorough hiring process for their team. The important thing is honesty here. If a roofer lies about knowing their team well or working with them for years when in fact they just picked them up, that should be a red flag.
Lying About When You Pay
Florida residents are no stranger to extreme weather and storms. In some cases after a storm, fraudulent roofers will show up at your door offering a free roof inspection. Any roofer that gives off storm-chasing vibes should probably be avoided. In some cases, though, they’ll perform the roof inspection, tell you the work that needs to be done, and insist on being paid upfront. Often once paid upfront, these “roofers” will disappear and never be heard from again. Make sure to do your research on any roof replacement company before signing a contract with them to work on your home.
Montgomery Winslow values clear and honest communication with our customers. Have a question for us? Contact us today for more information on your roofing project or our process.