Questions to as a roofer from Camden Roofing & Construction. When it comes to hiring a roofer, there is no substitute for your own due diligence. Although there are many roofing companies out there that are well-qualified to handle your roof repair or replacement project, not all of them are equally reliable. Some roofers might be less experienced than others, and some may even have poor business practices.

If you don't know what to look for when interviewing roofers, chances are you'll wind up with a bad deal on your hands. If you're looking for a new roofer, make sure you avoid these red flags during the interview process.

Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing Roofers

They're Unwilling or Unable to Provide References

A reputable contractor will have no problem giving you references from past clients who were happy with their work and would recommend them to others. If a contractor refuses to provide references or gives excuses such as "they all have different needs," it could mean that they've done subpar work for those people and don't want anyone else finding out about it!

They Don't Ask Questions About Your Home

A good roofer will ask questions about your home before they start any work. These questions should include the age of your roof and whether it's made of asphalt shingles or tile. If they're not asking these kinds of questions, it's likely that they're not properly trained or licensed as required by law in many states. It also means that they may not know what they're doing when it comes time to complete their work on your property.

They Use Pressure Sales Tactics

You should never have to feel pressured into signing a contract or paying money up front. A good contractor will be able to provide you with a free estimate and give you plenty of time to think about it.

They Don't Know What They're Talking About

A good contractor will know how long your project should take, what materials are required and how much it will cost. If your potential contractor doesn't seem knowledgeable about these things (and this applies even if he or she has been in business for years), keep looking.

No Established Community History

Many roofing con artists are fly-by-night operators who show up after storms, offer low prices and emotional appeals, then disappear when their scam has been discovered. Make sure your roofer is a real business and has a community history before giving them your credit card or checkbook.

It is important to stay alert, especially after storms and natural disasters. If you see someone who does not have a history of community involvement, it may be someone up to no good. These people are typically not licensed or insured and have no professional experience as roofers. Stay vigilant!

Questions to Ask a Roofer

You should always be able to easily find specific information about your potential roofer online. This includes who they are and how they got started, their company website, perhaps a Facebook page or LinkedIn Profile, and even reviews and testimonials from past clients. Any credible residential roofing contractor will have at least some sort of digital footprint that allows you to find out more about them before you make the decision to hire them or not. If you can’t find anything about your prospective roofing contractor online, this could be a sign of a fly-by-night operation.

They Don't Have Insurance or Licenses

Verify the legitimacy of a roofing specialist by checking their credentials. A roofing company that appears to be less than honest about the certification process, licenses, and insurance coverage should give you pause. Not only does working with this person put you at risk for defective work, it will also likely void your insurance and warranty coverages if an unlicensed/uninsured party performs work on your home.

If You Need a Reliable Roofing Company Without Any Red Flags, Call Us Today!

Rooting out a shady roofer is more than just a matter of picking a company you can trust. It’s also about staying up to date on the latest red flags, so you can protect yourself from con artists and fraudsters who don’t care about your property or your peace of mind. So, if you spot any of the following signs, it’s time to call Camden Roofing instead.

For more information, contact Camden Roofing & Construction, LLC in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC at 919-729-5050.

Author's Bio: 

John Pollock is an avid blogger with 5 years of experience in Home & Improvement area. As you can see my blogs are on Selfgrowth.