It’s just absolutely disgusting how many people out there are more than willing to screw someone over to make a quick buck. It’s really upsetting to us as roofers because we’re out there doing our best every day to go above and beyond the call of duty. We believe in excellence.
Meanwhile, trash contractors are out there giving us and other good contractors like us a bad name. Forget excellence; even “decency” or “competency” is beyond these guys. Some of these guys will even rip off seniors. They kind of specialize in it.
Of course, you don’t have to be a senior citizen to fall prey to these kinds of peoples. Take the story of the “Clearwater contractor from Hell.” No permits, failure to pay subcontractors, walking off of jobs in the middle of the job, code deficiencies and just plain malpractice.
Look, as a side note, if any roofer does not want to pull a permit something is wrong. That’s just basic, Contractor 101. You, as the home or business owner, don’t pull permits. Your roofer does. And if your roofer goes, “Oh, ah, it’s not necessary” for anything other than a very minor, simple repair then you need to run far and run fast.
We’re not blaming the people who were victimized by these guys for not knowing. After all, at least one otherwise savvy business owner got taken in, and is suffering some major losses as a result. It’s hard to run a business when there are major leaks all over the floor, when the whole place smells like wet building and when your cash register has been shorted out due to all of the water damage.
So we can’t stress this enough: make sure you are able to tell the difference between a real roofing contractor and a fake roofing contractor.
If you haven’t seen it before, take a look at one of our previous posts which will tell you exactly how you can spot a roofing scam. Look for contractors who have some sort of third-party backing that tell you that they’re good people to do business with. Maybe they’re preferred contractors for one of the major manufacturers. Maybe they’ve got outstanding reviews on Angie’s List or Yelp. Either way, you get the ability to verify that these folks are doing what they’re saying they’re going to do.
Because whether you hire us or someone else we want you to get the benefit of a good, solid roofing contractor that you can trust.
You deserve that.