Avoiding Costly Pitfalls When Choosing A Roofing Contractor
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Why You Need to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor, Not the Cheapest One
Did you know the right roofing contractor can help you avoid headaches and save you money?
When your roof is in need of repair, you need a roofing contractor you can trust. However, many homeowners don’t know where to start. Do you start with your finances or with online reviews? Is it better to start getting a handful of quotes? It’s not easy to choose the right roofing contractor in Florida, but it is easy to choose the wrong one.
Horror stories of terrible roofing contractors are a dime in a dozen. Huge messes after the project is completed, missing materials, leakage, no shows, lack of communication – the list goes on and on. These horror stories give roofing contractors in Florida a bad name. Unfortunately, many of these horror stories could have been avoided if the homeowners knew how to pick the right roofing contractor. In order to avoid falling victim to a bad roofing project experience, you must choose the right contractor.
What People Fear Most When Choosing Roofing Contractors in Florida
It’s important to avoid costly pitfalls when you are choosing your Florida roofing contractor. The old adage, “You get what you pay for,” is true. The cheapest contractor has the potential to be a great contractor. However, this just typically isn’t the case.
When it comes to choosing a roofing contractor, homeowners have fears. Most – if not all – individuals experience the following fears:
- “The contractor is going to rip me off and run away with my hard earned money.”
- “The project quote is high. The contractor is charging me way too much for this!”
- “What happens if the contractor doesn’t finish the project? Are we going to have to live with a broken roof?”
- “What if the project isn’t done correctly? I don’t want a leaky roof! I can’t afford to pay for a roofing project twice.”
All of these fears are completely valid, especially if you have been the victim of a dishonest roofing contractor (or any kind of contractor) in the past. However, these fears shouldn’t prevent you from an in-depth search for the right contractor. When you find the right contractor, all of these fears should be put to rest.
Headaches That Comes with Choosing the Wrong Florida Roofing Contractor
Contractors – especially the bad ones – are known for making a lot of promises. For some contractors, they need to make the sale and get a deposit in order to have enough to fund another client’s roof repair. Others have every intention of doing a great job, but they just aren’t cut out for being a roofing contractor.
When homeowners fall victim to bad roofing contractors in Florida, it creates a laundry list of headaches that just seem to pile on one after another. Some of these include:
- Messy Job Site
- Missed Deadlines
- Damaged Property
- Unfulfilled Promises
- Constant Delays
- And Many, Many More Headaches
If you think your kids’ rooms are messy, the fallout from a bad contractor will shock you. Nails, shingles, and more will be littered in your yard. If you’re lucky, none of your property will experience damage from the fallout. Missed deadlines can cause numerous delays, which will put a damper on when you can have guests stay in your home (unless they are okay with visiting while a contractor is working on your roof).
The wrong contractor is nothing but problems for you and your family. You need to choose one of the roofing contractors in Florida who is focused on providing you with a positive experience and a quality roof within the deadlines they provide you.
Benefits of Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor in Florida
The right contractor for your project isn’t always dependent on price. There are a number of factors that determine who is the right contractor for your business, which we will discuss in another blog post. The right contractor is one who fulfills their promises, provides up-front pricing, and keeps open lines of communication.
Aside from receiving a quality roof within the deadline, additional benefits that come with choosing the right contractor for your roof include:
- Fast, Reliant Communication
- Clean Work Area
- Project Updates
- High Quality Roofing Materials
- Permits Acquired and City Guidelines Met
Whether you need a residential or commercial roof, you need to choose the right contractor for the job. With the right Florida roofing contractor, you will save yourself time, money, and headaches.
We Are the Roofing Contractors On Your Side
When it comes to roofing, I’ve seen and heard it all. Originally from Michigan, I’ve worked with some of the best and worst contractors in the United States. From small, medium, and large contractor companies, I’ve had the opportunity to work on every size roofing project. I’ve found my home here in Florida, and I’m on a mission to help those who are hesitant to hire their next roofing contractor. I don’t want you or one of your family, friends, or neighbors to be ripped off on your roof replacement.
If you follow this blog series, you will learn insider secrets that I have accumulated from my years of experience in roofing. I’ve worked in both sales management and project management, and I’m certainly not afraid to get on top of your roof either. You will discover what red flags to look for and the best qualities to seek out in your Florida roofing contractor.
Feel free to contact me for a free, no obligation quote if you are in immediate need of a new roof or roofing repair in New Port Richey, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and beyond in Pinellas County.