There are so many incidents of scams in the roofing industry they are almost cliché. Whether you need a new roof or a roof repair, you need to protect yourself from unskilled roofers who may be able to do a decent job nailing shingles on your roof, but do not have the proper training in the roofing industry or the proper insurance and bonding required to protect you the homeowner. In addition to being aware of unskilled roofers, there are unscrupulous roofing contractors and legitimate roofing companies who will take advantage of every storm to sell roofs to homeowners who do not need a new roof. Often it makes more sense to do a roof repair rather than investing in a new roof. A reputable, licensed roofer in the Columbia or Lexington area can assist you in deciding between replacing your existing roof or making roofing repairs. As with any roof repair, you have the right to choose who makes your repairs and when they are made. Contact the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to make sure the roofer you choose to repair or replace your roof is licensed to do business in South Carolina.
When deciding to replace or repair your roof consider the following checklist.
•Take your time in choosing a local, roofing contractor, and request a written estimate for the proposed roofing job.
•Beware of roofing contractors who encourage you to spend excess money on temporary roofing repairs.
•Never pay a deposit on a roofing job until you have checked the roofing company thoroughly.
•Talk to your insurance company about the damage claim for your roof. A contractor cannot speak for your insurer or the details of your policy.
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Almost all roofing repair scams come from unsolicited work. These roofing scams begin with a knock on the door from a contractor seeking roofing work. By doing some basic research, you can
be sure you are working with a reputable, licensed roofing contractor:
•An established roof repair service only expects payment after the insurance company has paid out. They will not ask for money up front.
•Get testimonials from friends or family or read online reviews.
•Find out how long the roofing company has been in business and which licenses and certifications the roofing contractor holds.
Sands Roofing and Construction offers full-service roofing and residential restoration In Lexington and Columbia for damage caused by fire, weather, water, vandalism, burglary, and vehicle impact. We use up to date technology to estimate the cost of your roofing project that your insurance company uses to ensure our estimates line up with what your insurance company will cover. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, for your protection.
Sands Roofing and Construction is the local roofing company near you that you can always depend on for quality roofing repairs and roofing replacement. We have experience in providing exceptional roofing services. Sands Roofing and Construction serves the Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas. We can answer your roofing questions. Give us a call at 1.803.520.6154.