Locals in need of roof maintenance, pressure washing and gutter cleaning should watch out for high-pressure tactics that could land them in the financial gutter. Better Business Bureau’s complaints on certain roofing companies indicate a pattern of post-payment service issues, incomplete projects, and unreturned phone calls or emails.
BBB reminds potential customers to keep a roof over their heads:
Look out for layering solicitations and high-pressure tactics. If bombarded by door-to-door salespeople or mailers, review offers carefully before signing the dotted line. Be cautious with overly generous deals, avoid pre-paying in full and request references from previous customers.
Watch out for washouts and overflowing complaints. Check BBB Business Reviews, read consumer reviews on the Internet and check local licensing. Regional companies should be registered with the and potentially Better Business Bureau, Contractors Board, and Business Lisence offices—depending on their services. Always look for CCB numbers in contractors’ advertisements; violations are published online.
Repair rocky results. Hold on to service agreements and receipts. If work is done improperly or not performed, contact companies first to discuss solutions—or refunds.
If complaints arise against local contractors, report issues to Better Business Bureau.