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Five Roofing Tips for the Summer

One of the most obvious yet most commonly overlooked parts of your home is the roof. It is seen by everyone who passes by your home and the look of your roof goes a long way in boosting the curb appeal of your home! When it comes to remembering to take care of your roof, there are some good roofing tips for the summer that can help make things easier all year round, especially if you work with a reputable contractor who can provide local roof assistance.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

This means more than just standing by the curb and looking at your roof though that is a good place to start looking for obvious signs of issues. Getting on a ladder and inspecting the roof from close up is the only way to detect some damage like shingles that are cracked or loose, minor damage from debris, and other issues. If you do not feel comfortable getting up to the roof, call in an expert who can do it for you.

Don’t Put Off Fixing Damage

Damaged roofs are a big deal and if you let minor issues go unaddressed for even a short period of time, then you are just asking for trouble. It is very important to fix any damage that is noted as soon as possible in order to avoid worse damage and more costly repairs down the road. Ask a roofing contractor to get the work done for you- that is what they are there for, to provide local roof assistance to homeowners just like you!

Update Your Roof

Roofs can last 20 or more years if they are well cared for but if the time has come for a new roof, look at it as an opportunity to make improvements not just to the roof but the entire home. Consider different roofing materials or colors. Certain shingles and tiles can make a roof more attractive and lighter colored roofs help keep the temperature down inside the home and can help reduce energy usage. Look at all of your options and see which choices will best serve you and your family in the future.

Options For Waterproofing

When it comes to roofing tips for the summer, a lot of it comes down to where you live and the type of weather you experience throughout the year. If you live in a wet climate, an area with a lot of humidity, or near the ocean where the damaging salt spray can be an issue, then getting a waterproofing coating on your roof can be a great step to take.  It protects against moisture damage and keeps water from getting into your home-
one of the biggest issues homeowners face with their roofing systems!

Get Local Roof Assistance When Needed

To maintain your roof and keep it looking it best and functioning as it should, you need to have somebody inspect it with every change of the season. Biannual inspections are an easy and inexpensive option too for areas without major seasonal changes. The most important thing to remember is that hiring a licensed and experienced roofing contractor is the best way to take care of your roof and to get it back in shape when issues or damage are detected.

For more roofing tips for the summer and to find local roof assistance when you need it the most, call us today and see for yourself why Stay Dry Roofing is a leader in the community and why so many trust us with their roofing systems! Give us a call or schedule an appointment today on our website and give us the opportunity to show you what professional roofing work looks like! Do not put it off!  Do not wait another day for roof work and repair to begin- call Stay Dry Roofing today!

Protecting Your Home From Overhanging Branches

When it comes to winter roof care and preparation, there is one thing that most homeowners never even think about. Protecting your home from overhanging branches is an important part of taking care of the roofing system, but it is not something you have to worry about in winter, right? Landscaping is a concern of the summer and spring months, right? Well, yes warmer months are generally when we work on trimming trees and taking care our landscapes but this does not mean we can slack off when the snows begin to fall! Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we have seen our fair share of damaged roofs due to overhanging branches and limbs that gave out due to the weight of snow and ice.

Protecting Your Home From Overhanging Branches

Winter roof care is a big deal and you can do a lot to protect your roof and thus your home and family by ensuring your trees are ready to weather the winter months. One of the best ways you can go about protecting your home from overhanging branches that give out during snow and ice storms is to remove all weakened or damaged branches before winter. Most of the times, branches that fall are ones that have already been weakened or damaged in some way before the first snowflake ever falls. Removing these branches removes the risk of them falling on your home. Image the damage a large tree limb causes when it falls on a roof and then double that because of the snow and ice load it will carry and it is easy to see why this is something you cannot ignore! Protecting your home from overhanging branches can also be done by keeping all tree branches back away from the home entirely. Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we can help you get the upper hand on your winter roof care by inspecting your roof system and making recommendations for how you can best prepare.

Winter Roof Care Done Right

You do not want to skip the trees when it comes to making your winter preparations. Even if the cold season is still months away the time to focus on your trees is now so you are ready to go when the snow begins to fall. Make sure you cut back as much as you can and keep branches and limbs away from your home. Don’t risk the safety of your family! When it comes to protecting your home from overhanging branches and snow and ice fall damage, Stay Dry Roofing is here to help! Contact us today to get help with your winter roof care plan!

Commercial Roofing System Care

Commercial property managers and building maintenance workers have five basic facts that they must know about the roofing system of their building in order to take the best possible care of it. Knowing these fundamentals will make the decision easier to make and will allow managers to make informed decisions and make wise judgment calls that will benefit everyone involved. For optimum commercial roofing system care, the following five areas of focus will help make maintaining commercial roofs less stressful and more affordable in the long run. Here at Stay Dry Roofing, our years of experience and our teams of skilled and licensed roofing contractors can help you stay on top of all of your commercial roofing needs!

Composition

It is important to know the style of your roofing as well as the materials used in making it because each one will have different wear and tear patterns, different lifespans, and different care and maintenance needs. Typical commercial roofing materials that managers and grounds maintenance crews may encounter include:

– Single-ply membrane

– Built-up roofing

– APP or SBS

-Flat or low slope

– Metal

-Shingles

If you are uncertain about the materials used in your industrial roof’s composition, try to contact the company that installed it if you have those records or call in a professional roofer and have them assess your roof. Not knowing the composition of the roof is like not knowing if you are driving a Hummer, a sports car, a minivan, or a pickup truck. Proper care and maintenance is critical and if repairs are needed doing it the wrong way can destroy the entire roofing system.

Age

Regarding the majority of commercial roofing, the roofing system can age in two basic ways:

– Chronologically- measured in the number of years since installation and accumulated weather, wear and tear, and natural degradation of the materials.

– Chemically- exposure to heat and cold, dry and wet conditions, snow, hail, pollution, seawater, and other elements can chemically erode the materials too.

Areas with extreme temperatures or a wide range of temperature fluxes throughout the year can take a major toll on the roofing system. Heat and cold can cause some materials to crack or become brittle. Pollution, sea water, and sun exposure can dry out materials and make them more prone to weather damage. Snow and ice can cause major damage to roofs at times and seasons storms can also impact the lifespan of the roof. There is a lot that has to be considered for commercial roofing system care and understanding how your roof ages and what the approximate chronological and chemical age of the roof is will go a long way in helping managers with maintaining commercial roofs.

Repair Record

Just as you keep records for the work done on your vehicle, your office, or your equipment, keep records showing repairs and work that have been done to your roofing system. This information needs to be as detailed as possible and includes diagrams, descriptions, and photos whenever possible. This helps provide a trail you can go back and review in the event anything is missed during and inspection or there are problems with a repair or other work down the road. This is one of the biggest issues we see with commercial roofing repairs here at Stay Dry Roofing– there is no track record for what has been done, when it was done, how it was done, and who did it. This makes our work all the more difficult and makes things much more stressful on the managers too.

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Repair Budget

Know what the monthly and yearly building’s repair budget is and what the plans are for repairs and work throughout the year will help you plan and prepare. Spending half the budget in the first few months of the year might be ok once but doing such every year and not following a good maintenance and care routine can leave you open to future problems and leave you with money to cover the work. Building managers often neglect the roofing system until something goes wrong so it is important to know how much of the budget can be pushed to the roofing system. It is also important to use that money as needed to keep your commercial roofing system in tip top shape.

Manufacturer’s Warranty

Most of the time, your commercial roofing system will be covered by some sort of manufacturer’s warranty that will protect against manufacturing defects and, sometimes installation errors. It is important to know the terms of the warranty and what can and cannot be done under the warranty. Make certain you know what is covered and for how long. Check to see who is able to do inspections and repair work because many warranties will become voided if a non-professional does anything to the roofing system or if a contractor outside the approved listings of the warranty provider is used.

Quality Service

Contact Stay Dry Roofing today for inspection, repair and other commercial roofing services. We understand how important commercial roofing system care and maintenance is to the overall security and safety of your business. We have made it our business to help professionals like you with every step of maintaining commercial roofs. So contact us today and let us help you keep your roofing system in good working order all year long!

 

What Not to do With Commercial Flat Roof Care

There is a lot of work that goes into maintaining and managing a commercial building. Unfortunately, one of the most neglected and overlooked components of any commercial building is the roof. Most businesses have flat roofs and far too many do not know how to properly care for their roofing system and end up doing things that do more harm than good.  This is why commercial flat roof care is an important part of what we do here at Stay Dry Roofing!

Taking Care of the Roof

Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we specialize in all types of roof repair and maintenance, including commercial flat roof care. Our team of experts can help make taking care of a flat roof easy by educating our customers on the following things to avoid with their roof care plans:

Stay Off the Roof

Some building owners look at the roof of their business as something they are the sole owner of. While it is true that you need to take care of the roof, just as you would any other piece of property like your car. However, if you mess around with your car without fully knowing what you are doing or messing around for the sake of tinkering with it, chances are you are going to do something wrong or cause damage. A roof is the same. The roof may be a tempting piece of your property that you just feel like you need to get up there and check out on a regular basis, but this is not always best.  Yes, you need to inspect your roof and be on the lookout for problems but inspections should only be done once or twice a year. The less time you spend on the roof, the safer you are and the less likely it is that something will go wrong while you are up there. Leave the inspections and checks to the roofing professionals like our team here at Stay Dry Roofing. We have the crews, the experience, the equipment, the skills, and the training needed to navigate on your commercial flat roofing safely.

Avoid Procrastination

Another big mistake many business owners and building managers fall victim to is giving into the temptation of procrastination. Ignoring the early wanting signs of a potential leak or other roofing issues only increases your eventual repair cost. Small repairs will quickly become bigger problems and the bigger the issue the more involved and costly it will be to repair. You also stand to lose a lot more when there are problems with a commercial flat roofing system that are ignored. In a residential setting, a leaky roof can damage furniture and personal possessions. In a business setting a leaky roof can damage product, equipment, materials, furniture, and can also cost in lost hours and profits due to lack of working hours. If your commercial property has shown you any warning signs or indications of possible problems, get that small repair made soon, before it gets out of hand. A small quick repair will save you money in the long term. For help with your commercial flat roof care routine, let the experts handle every aspect of taking care of a flat roof system for you and put your mind at ease!

Absolutely No DIY Projects

Some people think they are skilled enough to handle roof repairs and maintenance on their own. Maybe they are skilled or talented enough to take care of their home’s roofing system, but it is not advisable to try a DIY project on commercial flat roofs. You need the help of a professional roofer in order to:

– Differentiate between the different materials that are commonly used on roofs

– Know the right products to use on the roof that will not damage various components

– Ensure amateurs mistakes are not made that can weaken or damage the roofing system even more

– Make sure any warranties on the roofing system are not voided out

No matter how skilled you may be, it is always best to leave roofing work to the professionals. Professional commercial flat roof care will always be better and to a higher level than what a non-contractor can provide, no matter what their skill set or experience may be. When you need help taking care of a flat roof on your commercial building, call in the experts and get the work done right the first time.

Expert Roofing Help

Now that you know the way to take care of your commercial flat roofing system and what you should not do, turn to Stay Dry Roofing for the professional touch you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about the amazing services we offer including inspection, maintenance, monitoring, repair, new installation, and re-roofing. Whatever your needs are, we can help, so contact us today to get started!

 

How to Tell if You Need Commercial Roofing Repair or Replacement

Business owners have a lot to think about and so much that demands their attention throughout the days and weeks and months. Of all the systems involving the physical business the roof is one of the most important yet most commonly ignored and neglected. It is not until major commercial roofing repair and replacement needs are discovered that the roof is noticed or given the attention it needs. When you need help taking care of a commercial roof, no matter how old it may be or what work needs to be done, Stay Dry Roofing is here to help every step of the way!

Safety First

Though the accurate diagnosis of roof issues and concerns require up-close inspection it is important to remember that the roof is not a place to go walking around needlessly. It is a risk to those who go up there and every trip to the roof risks further damage to the roofing system itself. Every visit should be documented, and any issues found recorded and photographed, and if any damage occurs because of the trip to the roof that must be documented as well. It is always best to call the professionals to handle every phase of roof maintenance. Stay Dry Roofing has the experienced team to handle every phase of roof inspections, maintenance, repair, and replacement and we recommend always calling in the professionals for any roof work. It will keep you, your workers, and your building safer. Call us and let us handle the work for you and let us put our experience and equipment to work for you and your business.

Repair, Replace or Re-cover?

Deciding whether your roof needs to be repaired, replaced, or simply re-covered is a big part of roof inspections and many business owners do not know what all to look for. To decide what type of commercial roofing repair and replacement is best for your needs, we can help you choose the best way to go about taking care of a commercial roof. Here are some points to consider as you decide how much work is needed:

  • You know better than anyone how your roof ages year to year. If you look at the records of past repairs and work done over the years, you often can see a pattern so you know that every 5 years some minor work may be needed. A bigger roof project is usually needed every 10 years or so.
  • Consider environmental factors that can impact your roofing system too. You might see abrasion and wear on the windward side of the building. If you live in an area with a lot of sun and heat the coating of a commercial flat roof can crack and wear out faster than normal. Snow and ice can damage a sloped roof more than rainfall will and areas with seasonal storms like hurricanes will need more inspections to stay on top of possible damage.
  • A roof that is showing some uniform wear and tear but nothing too terrible on a roof that is less than 10 years old can usually be salvaged for a few more years with minor repairs each year. However, now would be the time to start planning for a bigger roof repair in a few years’ time.
  • If the commercial roof is still in good shape and you just need something new or different for your roofing, and if the roof has never had a re-covering, a new roof might be able to be placed over the old one. This option saves time and money and also reduces landfill and debris hauling costs.
  • For a commercial roof that is needing more and more small frequent repairs and seeing larger and larger areas needing repair work done each time, you may be able to save money in the long run by putting up a new roof now. Multiple repairs every year may cost you $5k – 20k, with that number growing each month as the repairs get worse, but investing in a new roof, even one costing $20k – 100k will pay for itself in 3 years and then be good for up to 10 -15 years with minimal cost and repairs needed.

Replacement Indicators

Knowing when you need to replace a commercial roofing system is one of the biggest challenges a commercial business owner faces. Understanding the needs for commercial roofing repair and replacement is critical to taking care of commercial roof systems fully. Here are some things to look out for that might signal roof replacement:

  • Building codes will not allow re-covering or other repairs to be done
  • Moisture has gotten into the decking or lower supports of the roof system
  • Outdated mechanical attachments are out of code and not suitable any longer
  • The roof deck itself has been damaged or deteriorated past repair
  • Old materials were used that are no longer safe or allowed to be used
  • The damage seen in the roofing system is too costly to repairs
  • Replacement is the only way to ensure to safety of the roof

Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we are able to inspect commercial roofs and work with business owners and property managers to determine the best course of action for their roofing needs. Replacement can be expensive and involved but in some cases, it is the best option when looking at the long-term interments and returns.

Quality Roofing Services

Business owners have a lot competing for their time and attention and money. Of all the systems in the building itself the roof is one of the most critical yet most commonly neglected. People tend to forget about the roof and how important it is until things go wrong and by then the damage is usually more severe and costlier to fix. When you need help taking care of a commercial roof, no matter how old it may be or what work needs to be done, Stay Dry Roofing is here to help every step of the way! Call us today and let us show you commercial roofing repair and replacement done right and let us help answer all of your quests when it comes to taking care of a commercial roof.

Stay Dry Roofing

5060 E 62nd St #130

Indianapolis, IN 46220

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How to Find Commercial Roofing Experts in Indiana

The roof of any commercial building is not just a simple roof, it is rather a complex, multi-faceted system, that needs the care and attention of the best commercial roofer to ensure it lives up to its full potential. This is why it is so very important to take the time to ensure the commercial roofing experts you are working with are as good as they claim to be and as great as you think they are.

Good From the Bad

Considering the following list of traits and characteristics can be a helpful guide to help business owners ensure they are working with the best of the best when it comes to commercial roofers in Indianapolis. Here at stay Dry Roofing, we strive to embody and demonstrated all of these characteristics and traits and hope our reputation and proven track record speaks of our attitude and quality service!

General Characteristics of Good Roofers

Whether a roofing contractor works on residential or commercial roofs, you will want to look for the same characteristics in the team you choose to work with. Most commercial roofing experts will have these traits and finding someone who demonstrates each one will help you ensure you find the best commercial roofer:

  • Longevity: The roofing industry is, unfortunately, one of the industries that has earned a bad reputation thanks to scammers and con artists. The best way to avoid this is to look for longevity in the company or contractor you decide to work with.
  • Financial stability: Established roofing companies and roofing contractors should be financially stable. This is easy to check by searching the names of the contractors or the company and seeing if there are any outstanding claims or reports about them.
  • References and ratings: Check online expert resources like the Better Business Bureau and ask friends and family and co-workers you trust who they could recommend to either look into or who to avoid.
  • Communication skills: A good roofer is someone who can communicate well, especially to someone who may not be up and up with all the lingo and terms.  A good roofer is someone who takes the time to answer questions and explain things so they are understood. Reputable contractors and business will never lie or try to cut corners or deceive their customers and clients!
  • Ample insurance: One of the biggest reasons you want to work with roofing professionals rather than try to do work on your own is that contractors and roofing companies carry general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. It is essential that our chosen team have these insurances in place to cover property damage that might happen during the work and so that any employee work site injuries will not become your responsibility.

Traits of a Good Commercial Roofer

There are many roofers out there who say they can do good work and can take care of your commercial roofing system. The way to tell if someone is the commercial roofing expert they claim is to check their traits and see if what they say lines up with what they are able to deliver. So here are some of the traits that the best commercial roofers will readily demonstrate:

  • Expertise: Commercial roofing systems are complicated things- even more so than residential roofing systems. There are more types and styles as well and more materials to choose from. A good roofer will have expertise in all types of systems and styles but especially in the type of roofing you have in place. Ask for reviews and examples for past projects to ensure they are they experts they claim to be.
  • Training and certifications: A knowledgeable commercial roofer must be fully certified by a national or state-recognized authority in roofing and business construction. They must be licensed and stay up-to-date with all of the necessary training and safety regulations. Ask to see their licensing info, contractor information, and other forms and check to make sure it is all up to date and official.
  • Equipment and staff: The high-quality commercial roofing contractors that you will want to work with are the one who will have the crews and specialized equipment that will get the job done right the first time. No room for cutting corners or taking the easy way out- quality has to be first and foremost at all times!

Expert Roofing Assistance

If you are in need the commercial roofing experts who can get the job done right the first time, every time, then call Stay Dry Roofing today! We can show you how the best commercial roofers in the state can make a difference for your business- just give us a call and we will take care of the rest!

136 E Market St #1200, Ste 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Waiving Insurance Deductibles on Roof Work in Indiana?

After a storm the scam artists come out in full force it seems, offering deals that are too good to be true and discounts that seem like they would never be able to survive on. When it comes to roofing services, remember that in almost all cases, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is! At Stay Dry Roofing we have seen far too many of our clients contact us after they fell victim to a scam. Many roofing scams offer promises such as:

  • waiving insurance deductibles on roof work
  • reimbursement of the deductible
  • getting the roof work done at no cost to the homeowner
  • offering deductible payment assistance
  • MASKING THE DEDUCTIBLE AS SOMETHING ELSE ( This is still illegal and you could get penalized severely)

It seems like a great deal at first glance, but remember too good is too good! Buyer beware! For answers to the question of “Can roofers pay your insurance deductible?’ read on:

Waiving Insurance Deductibles on Roof Work

One of the ways that some of the less than moral roofing companies get away with paying the deductible is they will charge you the full amount the insurance company has agreed to pay out- whether the project needs it or not. They will charge you the price they quoted and then find extra add-ons that will change the final price you are given that you will then pass on to the insurance company when you file your claim. This leaves the insurer over-billed—and has the potential of landing you with insurance fraud or at the very least a lot of hassle, red tape, questions, and work that will take some time to unravel and take care of!

What To Look For, And What To Avoid

Out-of-town “storm chasers” should always raise suspicious flags. It is important to make sure you check where the roofing contractors are based out of and where they are licensed.This is a much better situation than having someone who is not licensed in your state. If there is ever talk of waiving insurance deductibles then run. Someone who promises to pay things for you or wants to come in without you contacting them first to do roofing work for you is a sign to politely decline.  It’s best to call a local contractor. Anyone who offers to waive insurance deductibles on roof work they want to do for you is someone who usually should not be trusted- nine times out of ten it will end up costing you just as much or even more than if you just did things the normal, legal way. If someone asks can roofers pay your insurance deductible legally the answer is no, though some will argue it is possible and doable if you are willing to take the risk. Here at Stay Dry Roofing we encourage everyone to walk or run away from any roofing contractor who offers to cover your insurance premiums.

Waiving Insurance Deductibles on Roof Work

Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we are committed to providing the very best in quality service to each and every one of our customers. We will never cut corners or try to pad our pockets at your expense. Waiving insurance deductibles on roof work no reputable contractor will ever suggest and neither will we! We have had customers come to us during their first consultation and ask us “can roofers pay your insurance deductible for you?” and we use this as a chance to educate them about the legalities of this matter.  If you would like to know more about this and how to protect yourself, call us and set up your consultation appointment today so we can help take the confusion out of it all for you!

(317) 308-7773

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Making the Right Choice for the Color of Your Roof

gaf shinglesHomeowners, if they are lucky, will have to worry about getting a new roof only once during their time owning a home. This makes it all the more critical that the right type and color of the roof is chosen the first time.

Choosing the Color

The shingle color need to fit the house, the neighborhood, and the vibe you want for your home. It is important to choose a roof shingle color that lasts and can age with your home. Choosing the right color for your roof can be difficult, so here are some tips from the experts at Stay Dry Roofing that can make it easier for you!

Match to Your House

Be sure to consider the house’s style when you are picking the color of your roof. What is the siding made of? What color is your house painted? What style home is it? You need to look at colors that match the style home you have so it complements rather than detracts from your home’s beauty and appeal.

Think About Curb Appeal

Neutral colors are usually recommended for the exterior of the home and the same goes for roofing as well. It will appeal to more people and will be more likely to sell when the time comes to sell and move, whether that is 5 years down the road or 20 years down the road. Going with shingles of grey, tan, brown, or black are a safe bet because they will go with any exterior color you choose and will be easily incorporated into any new color palette new owners may want to use some day. There are many options available for you when it comes to a roof shingle color for your new roof. It is important to consider how you home will look to others and think about curb appeal while choosing the right color for your roof!

Talk to Your Neighbors

Be sure to check if there are any regulations regarding colors used on your home- especially if you live in an area with a Homeowners Association. Some associations like all homes to look the same. If you have free reign to pick your colors, take a look around the neighborhood and see what your neighbors have for their roofs. Ask them what they use if you like their look and style and see if you can copy it for your home. If you want to stand out from everyone else see what creative options you have that still look good for your home.

Do Your Research

Visit home improvement shops, design centers, and other places with roofing materials and ask from samples so you can do some side by side comparison at home. There are several online tools that will help you choose colors and materials for your roof too. Keep the style of your home in mind too because what looks good on a modern town house will not work on a cottage style home and the shingles that look best with a brick house will not necessarily be the best choice for a wood house.

Expert Help

Many homeowners need a helping hand when it comes to finding the right roof shingle color for their home. Stay Dry Roofing can help take some of the confusion out of choosing the right color for your roof, so call today at (317) 308-7773 and set up a consultation appointment today! You will be glad you did!

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Avoiding Roofing Contractor Scams

Whenever major storms pass through, there is the risk of roofing damage that will need to be dealt with. Many times, homeowners scramble to find a contractor to do the repair work for them but now and then a contractor reaches out to them first, seemingly out of the blue. They offer amazing rates and say they can do the work right away. It seems to be too good to be true- well in many cases it is and the homeowner is falling for one of the biggest roofing contractor scams there is.

The Roofing Contractor Scam Artist

Many scam contractors will patrol the streets after a storm and look for roofs and homes that have been damaged. They will then approach the homeowners and offer ‘discounted’ services. This is a scam that is becoming more and more common and it is important that homeowners know how to go about protecting themselves and how they can improve their chances of avoiding scams after the storm. The scam works because these ‘contractors’ have no training and minimal experience and they use sub-par materials and do an amatuer job. They take their money and disappear before the work is completed or are long gone by the time all the problems with their work becomes apparent. The homeowner is left with the loss of their money and a roof job that is as bad or even worse than it was before that they must now spend more money to fix. There are several common roofing contractor scams but this is one of the most common and also one of the easiest to fall for if a homeowner does not know what to look for in a contractor and how they can work on avoiding scams after the storms have passed through.

Avoiding Roofing Contractor Scams

There seems to be an ever-growing number of roofing contractor scams and here at Stay Dry Roofing we want to help our customers and others in the community do all they can to protect themselves by avoiding scams after the storm. Here are a few tips to help you steer clear of roof repair scams.

  • Work only with a local contractor- do not hire someone who is from another state or too far removed from your local area because laws and regulations can be different and you want someone who knows your local codes and laws.
  • As your friends and family members for any trustworthy, local home improvement and roofing contractors that they personally know or that they have worked with in the past.
  • Get written estimates from several contractors and compare prices. Too high may be signs of a rip off as is a quote that is far too low. Price gouging or cutting corners to save money are among the most common roofing contractor scams today.
  • Ask for a list of previous clients and references that your contractor has worked with and call them yourselves to verify that what your contractor is telling you is true.
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured and everything is up to date or it will be you facing bills and lawsuits if something goes wrong or someone gets hurt on your property during the roof work.
  • Before you sign a final contract, read it over and get any questions you have answered and make sure you are comfortable with all terms of the contract and you understand everything that is laid out in the contract as well.
  • Never pay full price upfront and set up payments with the contractor. Always hold the last payment for after the work has been done and inspected and signed off on. This makes avoiding scams after the storm easier because a scammer will not want to wait around to be discovered.

Contact Us for Help Today

If you need help with your roof repairs after a storm and you want to make sure you are working with a qualified contractor, then call Stay Dry Roofing today and discover the difference we can make!  There are many different types of roofing contractor scams out there and we can help make it easier for you in regards to avoiding scams after the storm and any other time you need roofing work done.

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Best Tech For Hail Damage Service

Hail Damage Mapping A Boon For Homeowners

hail mapsStay Dry Roofing already has one of the best reputations in the Indy area when it comes to roofing and gutter services. Now Stay Dry is upping that game with the latest technology, ensuring that our customers receive the best service available today by pairing the power of old fashioned customer care with advanced tech. And coming into the spring storm season, the timing couldn’t be better! Read More