Hiring the wrong roofer renders your project a failure before it even starts. If you don’t do your due diligence, it’s hard to spot a contractor scam when you there’s one.
In today’s blog, CMS Roofing wants to help you protect yourself against rip-offs. Be mindful of sketchy tactics to separate the good Charleston roofers from the bad:
Going Out of Business on Purpose
Believe it or not, some roofing companies deliberately go out of business every few years to have a clean slate. They simply open a new business, possibly in the same name, and get a “fresh start”, escaping any warranty liability from their “defunct” organization. This scheme puts you at the disadvantage. Considering that the typical workmanship warranty is only good for a few years, you might have to pay for repairs of installation errors.
Remember: your warranty is only as good as its provider’s reputation and longevity. Verify how long the contractor has been licensed to ensure they’ve been plying their trade for at least five years. Five is the safe number because reliable roofers last at least those many years.
At CMS Roofing, we have been servicing commercial and residential roofing in Columbia, SC, since 2002 and are fully licensed in The Carolinas. These credentials are solid proof of our integrity.
Cheating the Insurance Carrier
In hopes of lowering insurance costs, sly roofing companies under-report their sales. Because volume dictates premium, they intentionally don’t share the full story about their profits. If an accident happens during your project, the insurance company may not pay for compensation if they find out about the fraud.
Our company has adequate full liability and workers’ compensation coverage. GAF itself verified the validity of our certificates with our insurance carrier to earn our Master Elite™ status.
Skimping on Safety
Not carrying valid insurance is bad enough, but ignoring the value of on-site safety makes things worse. Some roofers don’t comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidelines just for the sake of trimming costs. No thanks to this, many homeowners are left holding the bag when a worker gets injured during the project.
At CMS Roofing, we give our people regular extensive safety training. We consider them our most valued asset, which is why we do everything to keep them updated with the industry’s latest best practices. Along with our insurance, our unwavering commitment to safety is our way of providing you peace of mind. We make all the efforts to manage on-site hazards and prevent unfortunate events. But if accidents happen, you can rest assured that we’ll take accountability for our mistakes.
Entrust your project to one of the finest roofing contractors in Charleston, SC. Call CMS Roofing today to schedule your FREE consultation.