Beware the Storm-Chasing Roofing Contractors

With the official start of monsoons in Tucson upon us, it’s also the time that the storm-chasing roofers appear.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  They flood the neighborhoods with their flyers or door knocking sales people.  And while it may appear “timely”, make sure you understand what you might be getting.

 

First thing you need to recognize is that the person standing at your door is a paid sales person, whose job it is to get you to sign a contract.  They are not roofers, roof inspectors or contractors.  They don’t know whether your roof needs replacing or repairing.  All they know is you have a roof and there was a storm in the area.  Urgency and fear are their sales techniques.

 

Secondly, assuming you do contract with one of these companies, do you really know what you are getting?  The quality of the materials, warranties, and workmanship varies greatly.  Places like the Better Business Bureau are full of complaints for companies that didn’t deliver what was promised.

 

Thirdly,  what happens a couple of months down the road when a problem arises from faulty workmanship or materials?  Will you be able to find this company again?  And even if you can, will they answer your communications and take responsibility for their work?

 

Instead, do your due diligence and research reputable roofing companies in Tucson.  Check their reviews on Google, BBB, Angies List, Home Advisors, Yelp, etc and see what others say about them.  Sure, their prices may be higher than the storm chasers, but the old adage, “you get what you pay for” stands true.  If you think hiring a professional to do a job is expensive, wait till you see what it will cost you when you hire someone not a professional.

 

Crest Contracting, Roofing Division, strives to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients roofing needs in Tucson and southern Arizona.