Anyone whose home sustained damage in Hurricane Sandy wants repairs done fast so they can get on with their lives. But don’t let your desire to have a roof replaced quickly leave you susceptible to roofing scams! “Storm chasers” and fraudulent roofing contractors can easily prey on homeowners at times like these. To avoid being taken advantage of, listen for the following warning signs.
1. “I’m working in your neighborhood.” Be suspicious – reputable contractors don’t need to advertise door-to-door to attract customers!
2. “I have materials left over from another job.” Experienced contractors will order the correct amount of material for each job, and likely won’t be selling off leftovers paid for by a previous customer.
3. “This offer is good for today only.” Don’t be swayed by high-pressure sales tactics from unsolicited sources. Wise contractors present a detailed quote and allow you time to make weighty decisions related to home improvement without pressure.
4. “I need the cash up front.” This statement is a huge red flag: chances are good this contractor will take your money and disappear. Never pay in full before a job has been completed.
Most importantly, make sure any roofing contractor you are considering has an established reputation in your local area. Take time to get a few quotes on any home improvement project and compare prices and services. Up and Above Contractors has proudly served New Jersey’s Sussex, Warren & Morris counties since 1993, and would be pleased to offer you a FREE in-home consultation and estimate. Call Up and Above today at (973) 531-4225, and see what your neighbors are talking about!