Not all roofers are made equal, and even fewer are honest. While roofing is a huge industry in the United States where roofs are often replaced every 20 years, some unscrupulous individuals still want to make a quick buck. Some will often resort to sweet-talking you into parting with your cash only to perform sloppy work—or not show up at all.
In today’s post, your trusted residential and commercial roof repair contractor, Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc., shows you two of the most common shady roofers tell their unwitting customers.
They Want You to Pay in Full
There is no reason why you should pay in full upfront. It de-incentivizes good work because the contractor has already been paid, and they can simply do their jobs haphazardly because no matter what they do it’s money in the bank.
In terms of down payment or deposit in good faith, it shouldn’t be anything more than 10% of the total cost. This covers either roof repair or replacement. If the roofer demands more, look somewhere else.
They Don’t Need Permits
Permits are a requirement in almost every building project, roofing included. Some states require that you secure a permit before replacing your roof, while some leave it to your homeowners’ association or the neighborhood itself.
Either way, if your contractor tells you that you don’t need a permit, you risk running headfirst into a legal wall. Worse, if the roof has been constructed and state officials find out about it, you would be penalized and the roof torn down.
Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc. is a trusted and family-owned roofing contractor in Kansas. We are one of the highest-rated commercial roofing contractors in the state, and our certifications can vouch for it. Call us today at (316) 733-2843. You can also fill out our contact form to learn more. We serve El Dorado, KS and nearby areas.