Red Flags To Watch Out For In Houston Roofers

August 25, 2023

Why You Should Approach Your Houston
Roofing Company Like Your Date

In The Roofing Contractor World, Red Flags Apply!

If you’ve ever ventured onto a dating app, you should stay alert – so why not apply that same vigilance when looking for a Houston roofing contractor? Much like in dating, not all contractors are created equal, leaving unsuspecting homeowners to filter out the riff-raff.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we want homeowners to stay aware and educated on what makes a contractor bad or even decent and what makes one exceptional.

So we’ve compiled a list of contractor “dating” red and green flags to help you find the best fit for your roofing project.

Red Roofing Flags = RUN FAR AWAY!
Green Roofing Flags = APPROACH!

Red Flag: NOT Licensed, Certified, Or Insured!
Green Flag: Licensed, Certified, AND Insured

It’s hard to believe, but in the state of Texas, roofing contractors DO NOT have to be certified to work. This means any Joe Schmoe on the street can legally climb on your roof, nail shingles in, and call it a day.

How scary is that?

However, truly professional and serious Houston roofing contractors will opt for a volunteer license, the RCAT, to show proof of proper training, safe and suitable business practices, and state verification.

Red Flag: Use Of Cheap, Flimsy, Unreliable Roof Products
Green Flag: Use Of Durable, Industry-Best Products

Roofing Products - Shingles - Houston Roofing

It can be enticing to choose the cheapest roofing contractor in Houston. But they aren’t telling you that you’re saving a buck by purchasing cheaply made, weak products you’ll have to replace in a few years.

Instead, investing in a solid, dependable roof will help you survive Houston hurricanes, pop-up hailstorms, and driving rains. That’s why we use GAF shingles – they’ve been tested to withstand our area’s harsh elements.

Red Flag: Inferior Roofing Warranties
Green Flag: Superior Warranties

When fly-by-night contractors use cheap materials and products, not only does your home suffer, but you’ll be hard-pressed to get a decent warranty out of them. After all, what kind of manufacturer wants to replace their own product constantly?

On the other hand, superior products mean superior warranties. So when shopping for your contractor, it’s important to ask which warranties they offer. The better their warranties, the more enticing your contractor will be.

We offer a mind-boggling, industry-best lifetime warranty, GAF’s Golden Pledge Warranty, which includes 50 years of 100% NON-PRORATED coverage.

Red Flag: No Insurance Claim Knowledge Or Experience
Green Flag: Well-Versed In Insurance Claims

One of the main reasons Houston homeowners need to replace or repair their roof is because of storm damage. And when this is the case, dealing with insurance companies is necessary.

Unfortunately, many roofing contractors have little experience when it comes to filing insurance claims or just don’t want to deal with it.

A great contractor not only understands how claims work, but they help you file and also know exactly what to look for so your claim is accurate. This way, you get the insurance money you deserve, and the new roof or repair you need.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, Our Green Flags Fly High
For Roof Results You Can Trust

Congratulations – you’ve survived the roofing contractor “dating” boot camp! Now you know what to look for in a reliable company and what to steer clear of.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we’re RCAT licensed, insured, AND GAF Master Elite Certified, meaning we have the highest level of certification possible from the top roofing manufacturer.

Plus, our GAF roof products are backed with a lifetime warranty for complete peace of mind in an investment well made.

So when you’re ready to discover the joys and benefits of working with a professional, customer-focused, and experienced Houston local roofing company, we’re ready to help you. Call Houston Roofing & Construction today for a free roofing estimate!

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