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Avoid Roofing Contract Landmines

March 31, 2023
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We Help You Evade The Landmines Others Hide
In Their Roof Replacement Contracts

From Cheap Materials To Useless Warranties
…And Everything In Between

In a perfect world, Houston area roof replacement agreements would exist without any contractual difficulties. We know that’s quite an idealistic thing for us to say, but unfortunately, roof replacement contracts are currently very tricky to navigate.

They need to be carefully looked over and inspected to the best of your ability. But if you aren’t deeply knowledgeable about roofs, you might not know what to look for.

Sly Houston roofers who are seasoned corner cutters know how to make contracts by inserting or omitting details that take advantage of you and your wallet.

But at Houston Roofing and Construction, we not only lay out the best possible contract for you, but we will also explain everything about it in great detail.

Furthermore, we will help you avoid the tricky landscape of other contracts you might encounter. We’ll even compare ours side-by-side to our competitors to show you exactly how they could be undercutting you.

Think of us as your personal and trusted guide around the dangerous, unknown territory known as “The Land of Local Roofing Replacement Contracts.”

Let’s begin our journey by understanding some of the fundamentals of this “unknown” territory.

Contracts That Lack Specifics

Sometimes, a lot of words can say a whole lot of nothing – which could very well be the case with your current Houston area roof replacement contract.

You see, it’s very easy to drum up a lot of words about promises, workmanship, and things that will (in a perfect world) be done. This is no more true than when roofers are ambiguous about or altogether omit the materials and brands of materials they plan to install on your home.

When looking through your contract, are specific parts, model numbers, and their purpose mentioned? If they are, is your roofer at liberty to talk about their reliability or if they’re name-brand or not?

If not, they are likely skimping out on material quality.

This is why we always specify every material and product that will be installed in your entire roofing system. From the shingles down to the ventilation, you will know the brand name and numbers for everything to be installed above your head.

As we continue our journey in understanding roofing contracts, there’s one more vital matter to discuss – warranties.

Yikes.

But have no fear – we’ll dispel the confusion.

Is There REALLY A Warranty?

A roof is inherently designed to take abuse from the elements – so warranties are vitally important. As such, you should be deeply familiar with your manufacturer’s warranty and how that relates to the contract being presented to you.

Often, roofers will have their workmanship warranties contradict a component’s warranty. Or they’ll simply fail to register material warranties altogether!

The key here is this – many roofers might not have a trusted relationship with their roofing manufacturer. This disconnect can cause warranty chaos later down the line.

But with Houston Roofing and Construction, you get a roof knowing that our top-of-the-line GAF Golden Pledge warranty, only offered to the top 3% of roofers in the nation, is the real deal.

In other words, you have our and GAF’s promise on all material and workmanship warranties in your contract.

Nothing ambiguous. Black and white, and clear as day warranty times that will actually be respected – both workmanship and material.

An Apples To Apples Comparison

We often encounter Houston homeowners in disbelief that a roofer would be so audacious as to slyly undercut them in their contract. We know how disheartening, discouraging, and downright unbelievable this can be.

The unfortunate reality is that it does happen.

Here’s what to do if the final quote seems too good to be true: let us help compare it directly to our quote and see for yourself. Our side-by-side contract comparison will reveal if they are using lower-quality materials or leaving something out.

In the court of roofing, you could consider us your top-level representation.

Leave The Heavy Lifting To Us

In the end, we know that you shouldn’t have to worry about any of this. After all, you’re hiring someone to (theoretically) make your life easier and solve your problem. Not make it more difficult.

So that’s why we’ll take care of all of this for you.

We give you the best products and workmanship possible. More than that, we deeply and intently listen to your needs to ensure that you’re getting not only what you want but also what you need.

And all with a look and style that will leave you loving your new roof for decades to come.

Exactly how it should be.

Period.

If you want your Houston roof replaced by a roofer with a no-nonsense contract who will guide you through every step of the process, contact Houston Roofing and Construction for a free roof inspection and estimate today.

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