There are many good roofing contractors out there, and with the right research you can end up with one you can trust. But perhaps you’ve heard a few stories about bad or unscrupulous contractors. It’s unfortunate when you hire one, but remember that you can let them go if you are not happy with their work or service.
Here are a few of the most common reasons to fire a roofing contractor.
Poor Work Quality
This reason is self-explanatory. You can’t expect your contractor to improve within the time you have for the project. Don’t wait. Find a new roofing professional.
They Keep Finding Reasons to Charge You More
Your contract should tell you what you can expect, particularly with the fees. Unscrupulous contractors will keep charging for the littlest additions they “mysteriously” find while working.
Poor Work Ethic
They might be punctual and respectful while presenting a quote, but the minute you sign the contract they start arriving late, become difficult to contact, behave disrespectfully to your family or even come to work intoxicated. This is dangerous behavior you should not tolerate.
As a rule of thumb, if you don’t feel comfortable with your contractor, you have a right to let them go. But do it the right way so you don’t incur more expenses. It’s best to document everything. Remember that the contract protects both you and your contractor, so be sure you’re not in breach. You can talk to your lawyer first to get some advice.
Firing Your Contractor
When you sit down with your contractor, explain the reasons you’re ending the relationship. Be courteous but remain firm. Before the meeting, you should have gone over the contract and written down the violations. Print the list on a clean sheet of paper and present it to the contractor. Don’t engage in an argument.
The Importance of Hiring the Right Contractor
When you start a home improvement project, you want to focus on the project and keep the stress level as low as possible.This is why you should do your due diligence in finding the right roof repair or replacement contractor the first time around.
As a contractor, Classic Remodeling Corp. is always professional. We strive to explain everything clearly so our customers know where they stand at all times before, during and after the project. We offer our services in Hackensack, NJ, and in other locations. Call us today at 201-228-9006 for your free estimate.