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Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud: Tips By Teal Roofing

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When dealing with a roofing contractor, it’s essential to be cautious and vigilant to avoid potential scams or unprofessional practices. Here are red flags that a contractor may be trying to defraud you or has unethical business practices:

Lack of  Licensing and Insurance

Failure to provide proof of licensing or insurance should raise concerns about their legitimacy.

Pushy or High-Pressure Tactics 

Reputable professionals understand the importance of providing information and giving homeowners time to make informed decisions.

Demanding Full Payment Upfront 

Requiring a substantial upfront payment or insisting on cash payments are warning signs of potential fraud.

Lack of Written Contracts

Trustworthy contractors provide a written contract outlining the scope of work, project timeline, materials, payment terms,  and warranties or guarantees. 

Unusually Low Bids

While it may be tempting to go with the lowest bid, extremely low prices can be an indicator of subpar workmanship, the use of inferior materials, or even the intention to cut corners. 

No Verifiable References or Portfolio 

Reputable contractors should provide references  or examples of their past work.

Lack of a Physical Address

A legitimate contractor should have a permanent business address and a professional image to instill confidence in their services.

Teal Roofing – The Company You Can Trust

Finding a reliable and customer-focused roofing contractor is crucial for homeowners seeking peace of mind during repairs or replacements–particularly in the aftermath of a disaster. Teal Roofing is a locally owned and operated business serving the community since April 2020. With a commitment to fair pricing, excellent craftsmanship, and treating customers like family, Teal Roofing has emerged as a trusted name in the industry. 

Regular Roof Inspections

Many homeowners are unaware that regular inspections may lead to insurance claims covering the cost of roof repairs or replacements–and not just after named storms. Chase Lord,  Zachary native and project manager, emphasizes the importance of getting a professional inspection as part of overall preventative maintenance. 

“Without a physical inspection, homeowners may remain unaware of hidden damage that cannot be detected from the ground or by drone,” Lord explains. Teal Roofing offers free inspections, conducted by licensed roofers who physically assess the roof’s condition. This way, homeowners can have a before and after picture of any damage incurred by a natural disaster.

Roofing Materials and Maintenance

Teal Roofing prides itself on using top-of-the-line materials from certified suppliers. As certified installers, they ensure that each roof receives the highest quality craftsmanship. Lord mentions that while asphalt shingles are commonly used in Louisiana, metal roofs offer unparalleled durability.

“Metal roofs can last a lifetime, making them a viable option for homeowners planning to stay in their forever homes,” Lord explains. 

With an emphasis on transparency and customer care, homeowners can trust Teal Roofing to protect their most valuable asset: their home. 

Contact Chase Lord with Teal Roofing for your free roof inspection. Call 225-369-3601 or 225-788-4409.

Click here to see more content from the July 2023 Emergency Preparedness Special Section.

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