The Dangers of Hiring Out of Town Roofers

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NO HOME IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A ROOF. SO WHEN YOUR ROOF NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, IT’S ONLY NATURAL TO WANT IT REPLACED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

However, it is vital to remember that a “fast” roof replacement does not usually mean a “good” replacement. Out of town roofers might be able to get the job done quickly, but at what cost? Here are a few dangers that you must be aware of when hiring an out-of-town roofing contractor.

1. High Pressure & Pushy Sales Tactics

Did your area recently suffer from hail damage or high wind speeds? If so, then beware of out-of-town roofing contractors that may show up at your door unannounced or for a scheduled consultation offering you an exceptionally low price or a "Special Deal" in an attempt to get you to sign a contract on the spot.

Most homeowners will replace their home’s roof once, maybe twice in their lifetime, so they do not have experience with a roof replacement and because of this, the "Quick Deal" is an easy tactic to fall victim to.

2. Quantity Is Key

The majority of out-of-town roofers come to town in order to repair or replace as many roofs as they can before packing up and leaving. This quick work results in homeowners getting shoddy work, which makes it almost impossible to hold the roofers responsible or get your money back.

3. Always Around After A Storm & Nowhere to be Found When You Need Them

In the roofing industry, we call these contractors  “Storm Chasers” who will pay close attention to weather radar apps and head to areas that have recently been affected by storms. The work is sub-par at best, and it is nearly impossible to hold these contractors responsible for any mistakes or issues because they will be out of town by the time you realize there is a problem.

4. High Prices with Low Value

Although that out-of-town contractor's estimate was a lower price to replace your roof than the local contractor did, guarantee it's because the local contractor is going to use better quality materials for your replacement. Resulting in your roof lasting for over the next 30+ years. The out-of-town contractor will be a little less expensive, but they will be using lower-quality materials for your replacement, resulting in your roof needing repairs sooner or worse, needing to be replaced again after only a few years.

5. High Prices with Low Value

Although that out-of-town contractor's estimate was a lower price to replace your roof than the local contractor did, guarantee it's because the local contractor is going to use better quality materials for your replacement. Resulting in your roof lasting for over the next 30+ years. The out-of-town contractor will be a little less expensive, but they will be using lower-quality materials for your replacement, resulting in your roof needing repairs sooner or worse, needing to be replaced agin after only a few years.

6. Improper Or No Insurance

Out-of-town roofers usually have improper insurance or worse, no insurance at all. If you decide to go with a contractor without the proper insurance you're leaving you and your home vulnerable if an accident involving a laborer occurred on your property, and YOU would be held responsible and costing you big time.

7. Down Payment Today, Gone Tomorrow

Another tactic that out-of-town roofers like to use is "Upfront Down Payments" where they will ask for a down payment to pay for materials or labor. But, once they have the down payment in hand, they've left town and you're still left with a suffering roof.

8. Local economy

Stay local and shop local. Besides knowing that the contractor isn't going to disappear on you when an issue occurs to your roof. When you hire an out-of-town contractor, you are boosting their local economy and not your own. Shopping locally is always the smarter choice when it comes to any service jobs.

AT ROBEY ROOFING, WE KNOW THAT CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR IS A DIFFICULT DECISION. GIVE US A CALL TODAY AND WE’LL MAKE THE DECISION EASY!

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