It’s easy for a roofer to say all the right things during the interview, but many amateur contractors do not stand by their promises. Many people get blindsided by these empty commitments made by unreliable contractors that aren’t actually fit to do roof replacement or repair projects.

How to Tell if a Roofing Contractor Is Not Up for the Job

Lankford Roofing and Construction LLC, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, lists the things to watch out for when hiring a roofer.

Licensed and Insured

Building codes vary from state to state. Most cities or municipalities, however, require roofers to be properly licensed and insured before giving them the necessary permits. This is to protect your investment from storm chasers or undependable roofers that won’t give you the best value for money.

Do not take your roofer’s words for it. Ask for proof of a license and insurance.  Remember that it’s always better to be safe than sorry in the end.

Payment Terms

Reliable roof repair contractors won’t ask for a full payment upfront. Instead, they will give a set of installment terms for the project. This is usually comprised of three installments before, during and after the construction has been completed. Do not fall into the trap of paying for the whole project up-front just because your contractor says so.

Certification From Roofing Manufacturers

You only want to hire a contractor whose work is backed by a residential roofing manufacturer. Remember that a warranty may not be valid when a roofer is not certified by the manufacturer, which puts your investment at risk.


Online client reviews are a digital version of word of mouth. They give homeowners an idea of a contractor’s quality of work and ethics. In a recent study, researchers found out that about 73% of consumers trust a local business more when it has received positive reviews.

Count on Lankford Roofing and Construction LLC for your upcoming roof and window replacement project. Call us today at (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Sherman and Denison, TX, along with other nearby areas.

Published On: July 17, 2018Categories: RoofingTags: , ,


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He was here on time, came out when he said he would, helped with our insurance. We were very satisfied with them. Their clean up was excellent and you couldn’t tell they had been here.

Stella T.

Lankford Roofing was very professional, friendly, and prompt! I highly recommend their services. Thank you Lankford Roofing!

Jeremy D.

Mike was the one that I dealt with and he was more than professional and helpful. I feel that he went out of his way to make sure we got what we needed.

Bill A.

Katie @ Lankford was very professional and very knowledgeable… Great job, great follow up.. Would definitely recommend them and use them on any future roofing needs!!!

Gene H.

I was astonished and delighted with their work and spend…and with their assistance with the insurance company. Yes I do recommend them.

Wayne J.

The Staff at Lankford Roofing met or exceeded my expectations in all respects. I would definitely retain their services again if needed in the future and highly recommend them to my friends.

Bob M.
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