#2: Ft. Myers Roofing – The Roofing Police: Buyer Beware!

Ft. Myers Roofing

This is the 2nd installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

In a perfect world, only expert, licensed professionals would offer you Ft. Myers roofing services. But in reality, there are plenty of unlicensed contractors ready and willing to scam you. Southwest Florida is not immune to these problems. The best way to protect yourself against potential scams is to do some research, check references, and hire a reputable provider like West Coast FL Enterprises or Collier County Roofing.

If you fear you might be being solicited by an illegitimate contractor, here are a few warning signs to look for:

  • A scam artist may quote you special “bonus offers” or prices that seem too good to be true. (Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is!)
  • He might ask for a very high down payment prior to starting work on your roof.
  • You might feel like the sales pitch is pressure-filled or full of “scare tactics” to trick you into making a quick decision without doing your proper research and homework.
  • A scammer might tell you that your homeowner’s insurance will protect you when, in fact, you probably have no protection from property damage or injuries.

There are scary consequences for using an unlicensed contractor, rather than hiring expert professionals like those at West Coast FL Enterprises and Collier County Roofing. For one thing, unlicensed or uninsured contractors probably don’t have the expertise to do the job properly – leaving you with a poorly installed or badly designed roofing system. 10 Things About Roofing You May Not KnowYour roof may be in violation of codes. Sometimes, this can be worse than if the job wasn’t done at all, because it could end up costing you more in roof maintenance than you paid for the job itself.

Another reason to avoid scammers: they may not actually be paying the roofing material suppliers. Guess what? You’ll end up paying for that – or a lien may be put on your property, even though you technically already paid for the job! That means you’ll be paying for the same materials twice. What does it all mean? By choosing a professional, not a fly-by-night operation, you’ll be saving money, not to mention the headaches of dealing with the aftermath of reckless roofers.

If you’re looking for metal roofs, tile roofs or shingle roofs, then you want Ft. Myers roofing professionals that you can trust, call us at (239) 433-9777 or contact us online.

– Scott

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