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Signs of A Bad Roofer : Warning From an Expert Massachusetts Roofer
By: Doug Partridge: Doug Partridge has worked in the home improvement industry for over thirty years in the areas of project design, estimation, project management, sales and sales management.
Part 1: Signs of a Bad Roofer: Financial
- The lowest price. A sub-standard roof job can be done for ½ to 1/3 of the price of a thorough, properly installed and warranted roofing system. Corner-cutting is very profitable!
- Large deposits. No more than 1/3 deposit. The contractor should be willing to be financially upside-down, never the homeowner. Contractors often disappear completely, take too much time, or demand huge surprise add-ons, if the financial leverage is in their hands, at any point in the process.
- Payment by cash only. Any reputable business will be able to take payment by credit cards and should be able to offer financing through a nationally known financial institution. “Cash only” is often an indication of intent to commit tax fraud and a dying business.
- Payments to an individual. Writing checks or paying cash to an individual is dangerous and an unnecessary risk. Payments should be made to a business, not to (example: John Smith, dba. Trustworthy Roofers).
- Omissions. A.) The costs of removing and disposing of extra layers of the existing roof. B.) The installed costs of replacing rotted or damaged decking and structure (example; joists). C.) The costs of any add-on work to be agreed-upon by the customer before the work is performed.
- Old and/or poorly –maintained vehicles. Any well-run business will have pride in the professional images they portray. (example: vehicles, clothing, paperwork and tools).
Stay tuned for Doug’s next post Part 2 : Signs of a bad roofer: Professionalism
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