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How To Avoid Roof Scams

To the general public, the roofing industry has a shady reputation. Over the years, numerous dishonest and illusive contractors have taken advantage of trusting clients. The result has often been an ineffective end-product, an overpriced project or a negative experience. We’ve all heard stories of having to hire a second contractor to repair the deficiencies of the previous contractor.

When listening to homeowners who approach us for help, we have heard countless horror stories about projects gone array. As contractors ourselves, we want this to stop tarnishing our trade and our reputation through association. Ultimately, our goal is to educate, guide and help homeowners with the protection of their building’s envelope, from the roof to the foundation. Therefore, we have decided to make a list of the most common “scams” to watch out for.
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Planning for your roof replacement – PART 1: Short-term Measures

Congratulations! You are a homeowner and you own a beautiful property. You have a place to call your own. A place that you can fill with all your cherished belongings. A wonderful place that you retreat to at the end of every day, and that serves as a shelter for you and your loved ones. You will experience special memories here; have parties and gatherings, experience laughter and joy, tears and sadness… Congratulations! You are a homeowner… and now you have some work to do.
 
You work hard to pay for your home, so you want to renovate, repair and maintain it… It can be a sickly feeling when things start to fall apart on you. What’s the problem this time? How much is this going to cost me? What do I do? Who can I call to help me?

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