Hire Local Roofers? Check Their Qualifications First
As one of the top rated roofers in Mansfield we are often called to fix a roof that was previously put on by another “local roofer”. Typically, this means the homeowner has a bad leak and their home is vulnerable due to shoddy installation by another company.
Affordable Roofing Gone Bad
We had another one of these recently. It involved a slick sounding roofer who presented himself as an experienced roofer who was capable of handling a very large roofing project. Unfortunately, he couldn’t handle it and he didn’t. After agreeing to a very low price to replace someone’s roof, this roofer ended up abandoning the project after some of the work had already been started. He had the old roof torn off and then stopped working on the home and never came back. He left their home in a very vulnerable state and created a situation that caused severe damage.
(As a homeowner, it is important to note that if you hire a roofer who starts a project, then abandons the project, your insurance is not likely to cover the cost of any damages caused by harsh weather while your roof, siding and windows are in an unfinished state.)
Immediately after this sequence of events, the homeowner contacted us and we were on the scene quickly to see how we could help remedy this dreadful situation. We worked up an estimate, covered the roof with tarps, and scheduled a roof installation within days. (A special “thank you” to a kind homeowner who was more than willing to reschedule her roof installation to help out this homeowner.)
Hire Qualified Roofing Contractors
Ultimately, we were able to remedy this situation quickly by doing the new roof installation and preventing any additional damage to the home. However, the frustration for this homeowner is not over because she had already paid that bad contractor for work he never did (she had advanced him about half the money for the job). I sincerely hope she will be able to get her money back.
To prevent such a situation from occurring in the future, always research the contractor you are wanting to hire. Check their company credentials, license and insurance. Also, make sure they are qualified to handle the type of job you need done, check for certifications (for example, Absolute Assurance Restorations is certified to install roofs by shingle manufacturers GAF and Certainteed). Then check for Better Business Bureau registration and any unresolved complaints. In addition, check their references and verify if they have undertaken additional projects like yours.
Lastly, check all of their online reviews. Most importantly, check their Google and Facebook reviews and see if other customers are satisfied with their work.
Absolute Assurance Restorations is a top rated roofer in Mansfield, Ohio. Additional services we offer include vinyl siding contractor services, skylights, seamless steal roofing, and gutters. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (419) 709-7223.
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