Working with contractors can be a blessing or a curse. Some have good intentions but they’re more skilled at performing work than communicating and running a business. The worst ones are unprofessional, unlicensed, or intentionally misleading. When you want professional roofing services in Florida, consider Di Pasqua Construction Inc. No matter who you use, take time to read about the signs your roofing contractor is ripping you off.
They’re Not Licensed or Insured
It’s important to verify that your roofing contractor is licensed and insured. This protects you in case something goes wrong during the job. If they’re not licensed or insured, you could be held liable if someone gets hurt or property is damaged. On the other hand, licensed contractors are less likely to make mistakes, and insured contractors can cover unforeseen liabilities.
They Give You an Estimate That’s Too Good to Be True
If a roofing contractor gives you an estimate that’s much lower than other companies, be wary. This could be a sign your roofing contractor is ripping you off. Alternatively, they may be cutting corners to save money or simply lack the experience to price jobs correctly. You really don’t want to cut corners when it comes to roofing materials and skilled labor. When you do, the long-term costs will most certainly outweigh the upfront savings.
They Pressure You Into Signing a Contract
You should never feel pressured into signing a contract. Consider these red flags when a potential contractor asks you to sign a contract without reading it or in an unreasonable amount of time. A reputable contractor will give you time to read and understand the contract before you sign it.
They Demand Payment in Advance
A roofing contractor may ask for a deposit to cover roofing materials, but they should never ask for full payment upfront. This is a red flag that they’re not a legitimate business. When you pay everything in advance, the contractor has all the money but potentially no incentive to return for the work. Or, they may put you at the back of the queue behind other customers who will provide them additional revenue.
They Don’t Have Any References
When you’re considering a roofing contractor, ask for references. A reputable contractor should be able to provide you with a list of past clients who are happy with their work. If they can’t provide references or if the references they do provide aren’t positive, move on to someone else.
Di Pasqua Can Help
Di Pasqua Construction Inc. can provide references from home and business owners in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and all over Florida. We’ll never ask you to pay everything up front, pressure you into signing a contract, or anything else identified in this article. When you need to replace a roof, waterproof it, or perform general construction, call (561) 275-2406.