Warning Signs of a Disreputable Commercial Roofing Company
Unfortunately, not every roofing company or contractor that you encounter is reputable or reliable. This is why it is so important to do your research when you are looking to hire a commercial roofing company. Taking the time to research companies or contractors can help you find a company that is reputable and reliable. Here are four of the warnings signs that a commercial roofing company may not be on the up and up.
The Company Has No References or Portfolio
Before hiring a roofing company, it is important to ask them for their portfolio and references. This allows you to see their work, and talk to people they have worked with. If a company will not provide you with this information or states they do not have references or a portfolio, they may not be an honest or reputable company. They likely do not want you to see their work, do not want you to talk to past clients, or do not have either because they are not really roofers.
The Company is Not Insured or Licensed
As you look to hire a roofing company, it is also important that you ensure the company is insured and licensed. The exact licenses and insurance amount that they need varies from county to county. Check with your county to find out roofing company requirements. A reputable company will provide you with their license number and insurance policy information on request. A disreputable company will not.
The Company Requests Large Deposits or Cash-Only Payments
When you are working with a roofing company, they may ask for a small deposit. They may then ask for payments as they complete work on your roof, or a lump sum when all the work is completed. You should be able to make your payments using a check or credit card, depending on the company. If a company requires a large deposit, and/or requests cash-only payments, you should be wary.
The Company Uses High-Pressure Sales Tactics
The final warning sign that a commercial roofing company may not be reputable is a company that uses high-pressure sales tactics. A great roofing company will be able to sit down with you and discuss your roofing needs and options. They can explain to you why they recommend what they recommend, but you should not ever feel pressured to do what they say or use the products they are recommending. If you do feel pressured, you should find a new company.
Are you in need of commercial roofing services? Here at Rosie’s Roofing & Restoration, we can help you with all of your commercial roofing needs. Whether you need a roof repair, roof inspection or a complete roofing installation, we can help. We have over 30 years of experience and a greater reputation. Schedule your appointment today.