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Beware of Cheap Roof Restorations

Roof Restorations that sound too good to be true are probably scams.

Roofing restorations are one of the best ways to improve your home and add value to your property when carried out by licensed and qualified professionals.

However, home owners must safeguard their assets and beware of the many cheap operators who are currently flooding the market with shoddy roof restorations that seem too good to be true.

Dodgy “roof restoration professionals” have been reported to have left home owners with worse conditions than when they started. Fly-by-night operators are frequently uninsured and unlicensed

poor quality products and cutting important corners.  These customers pay to have their roofs restored and just months later are left with unsightly roofs, with broken tiles and peeling paint. Unfortunately these customers

are left with nothing but false promises, fake warranties and a poor quality roof restoration at significant financial and emotional cost.

These “too good to be true” operators target an area, promising warranties and in some cases placing vague advertisements on street signs and in local papers. Generally the only details advertised is the price and a mobile

number – no business name, licence number or address! That mobile number is changed regularly and they move onto the next suburb looking for new customers to exploit.

You can easily avoid these shonky operators by following a few simple steps;

  • Do your research and use a reputable roof restorer
  • Don’t be tempted by cheap and nasty operators – ask what is included and ask around, you really do get what you pay for!
  • If not provided, ask for a licence number, qualifications and business details
  • Do they have a website or customer testimonials they can refer you to?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Ask your friends and family for referrals and recommendations
  • Remember – if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is!

 

Our Roofing have received numerous calls from home owners asking that we fix the problems left by these cheap and nasty operators. Unfortunately it is not always possible to fix this and the customer is faced with the devastating choice of learning to live with their unsightly roof or paying for a brand new roof! Save yourself the heart ache and ensure you use qualified and licensed professionals when getting your roof restored!