A quick online search of roof replacement contractors in your area will yield dozens, if not hundreds, of results. But not all of them can be trusted. In this blog, Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC shares the red flags that indicate you may be dealing with an unscrupulous contractor.

Unscrupulous Contractors 5 Red Flags You Shouldn't Avoid

  1. They Offer Too-Good-to-Be-True Prices — A prospective contractor may offer a lower price to underbid their competition. Such low offers often result in bigger problems as such contractors will likely cut corners just to get that low quote. A trustworthy contractor will always quote a fair price, including a breakdown of material and labor costs.

  1. They Pressure You Into Signing the Contract — Unscrupulous contractors will try to get you to sign the contract within an unreasonable time frame. You should be aware of what you’re signing up for, and you should be able to review the contract as well as make corrections or changes before you sign it. If a contractor can’t be bothered to follow up on your contract, they probably won’t do the same if you need help with roof repairs and warranty claims.

  1. They Ask for the Entire Upfront Cost — Regardless if it’s a roof or a window replacement project, trustworthy contractors will never ask for the upfront cost in full. A typical payment plan would be an initial down payment after signing the contract, another after delivering the materials and the rest after completion.

  1. They Only Provide Verbal Quotations — If a contractor can’t provide a written quote shortly after your consultation, it should raise a red flag. Keep in mind that you should have everything in writing, especially when it involves anything that affects the project cost. If you do receive the contract, make it a point to review everything.

  1. They Can’t Provide a Copy of Their Contractor’s License — The City of Sherman requires contractor to be registered, and their registration needs to be renewed at the start of every year. If that contractor can’t or won’t provide one, then you should think twice about hiring them.

Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC is the trusted name in roofing. Give us a call at (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Sherman and Denison, TX.



Published On: March 12, 2019Categories: 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!

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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.

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