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April 11, 2018


Choosing a Roofing Contractor


Avoid These Roofing Scams

Living in a world where we could take everyone at their word would be awesome, unfortunately, this isn’t the world we live in. Knowledge is essential to recognizing when deception is at play. Use the following information to become familiar with three forms that roofing scams can take.

The Bait and Switch

Contractors may offer roofing materials in packages based on quality (e.g. Package A: High-Quality, Package B: Medium-Quality, and Package C: Base-Quality). A dishonest roofer may sell a customer the highest package but use lower grade material to complete the job.

Cutting Corners

Be Aware of your contractor cutting corners at your expense! For instance, some contractors will jeopardize quality craftsmanship to reduce labour time and/or material cost. This could mean using fewer fasteners and less shingles then recommended by manufacturers or code, which reduces their overhead but weakens the strength and durability of your home. Utilizing fewer materials and excluding prep work, may enable your contractor to complete your project way ahead of schedule; however, it will likely result in you having to pay to for your roof to be redone in a few years.

Overcharging for Materials

Having your entire roof replaced or even just a portion of it repaired can come with a hefty price-tag. To ensure you’re paying a reasonable price, familiarize yourself with material costs. Inquire about the manufacturers or suppliers your roofer utilizes and look into their pricing. It’s reasonable to ask your roofer if they plan to mark-up the materials and even include a cap on your contract.

Your roof is a vital component of your home and you deserve to have a contractor that’s going to show the attention to detail and provide the time to get the job done at the highest level! At Turnbull Roofing, we strive to achieve the highest possible craftsmanship with each project and want you to have a finished result that you’ll be ecstatic with. If you’re looking to have a roofing project done, check us out!