Is Your Houston Home In Trustworthy Hands? The WARNING Signs Of A Shady Roofer

January 26, 2022

When Hiring A Roofing Company, Beware Of These RED FLAGS

Every Houston homeowner should have a trustworthy roofing company in their back pocket. Because when you need a roofer – you NEED a roofer. You don’t have weeks, and sometimes you don’t even have days, to chase down references and poke around roofing companies to find one you think you can trust.

And a roofing company MUST be trustworthy.

Otherwise, you’re in for some unpleasant surprises – like paying for a roof repair, only to have the same issue crop up a few months down the line. Or – dishing out a lot of money for a roof replacement, only to discover months later that the roofers you hired didn’t replace your rotted decking.

These are some warning signs that should make you question whether a roofing company can be trusted. If a roofer displays one or more of these red flags, STOP and dig deeper. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have and to request references – it’s YOUR roof and YOUR money on the line.

Insurance Games

If a roofing contractor tells you that you don’t have to pay a deductible in an insurance claim – something’s up. Playing around with insurance deductibles to look good in the eyes of unsuspecting customers is FRAUD. And if you hire a company that does this, you’ve committed insurance fraud. There’s no way to sugarcoat that.

Read more about “fraud roofs”, and how shady roofers try to manipulate insurance companies.

The WARNING Signs Of A Shady Roofer

The Answer Is Always “Replacement”

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we always do a thorough inspection of your roof before deciding whether it needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired. We’re 100% honest and upfront with you about whether your roof will be fine with repairs or if the damage is too extensive and we need to replace your whole roof.

If a roofing company gives your roof a cursory look and lets you know right away that it MUST be replaced – something’s fishy. Whenever you’re told that your roof needs to be replaced, always ask for an explanation. If your roofer can’t provide a solid explanation, they might be taking you for a ride.

What Warranty?

When a roofer is unwilling to warranty their work – even a minor repair – that should scream “untrustworthy” to you.

Houston Roofing & Construction warranties all roof repairs for a minimum of one year. When we work on your roof, we’re careful to do the best possible job. That’s why we’re 100% comfortable providing you with a solid warranty.

High-Pressure Sales Tactics

Ever had a roofing salesperson needle you and needle you until you finally agreed to have your roof replaced?

Aside from being totally unprofessional, it’s uncomfortable, and it could be a sign that your roofer is not very trustworthy. When a roofer has YOUR best interests in mind, there’s no need to camp out in your home or spend hours on the phone with you to convince you to use their services.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we put YOU first – YOUR needs, YOUR interests, and YOUR comfort. We have a set of core values that we never waver from. These values include professionalism and being accountable to a higher standard – principles that lead to a customer-first mindset.

Reviews And References? Fuggedaboutit.

Having no references and no positive reviews might not be a deal-breaker – after all, every roofing company has to start somewhere. Highly qualified roofers that are just starting out might not have any references or reviews. But, if a roofing company displays one or more other warning signs and has ZERO references or positive reviews to speak of, you should put your guard up.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we encourage potential customers to look up our reviews and ask for references. How else can you get a clear picture of our workmanship and our values?

Choose the roofing company that you can wholeheartedly TRUST. Contact Houston Roofing & Construction for a FREE roof inspection & estimate.

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