1. Getting a discount for signing the contract “tonight” or other high-pressure sales tactics.
This forces the homeowner to make a quick decision, so as not to miss the “unbeatable price.” No matter how good the roofing install or repair price may seem, do not buy a roof from a company that asks you to make a decision before you are ready. There are rare times such as after a natural disaster when roofing companies get backed up, but they should simply inform you of what they can, and leave the decision to start up to you. Any decent contracting company will at least tarp your home, and protect it until they can get back to it in a more timely manner; or they will leave 1 or 2 men onsite to secure it from further damage.
Any reputable company will have relationships and access to quality products for 2 or more weeks from the time they provide you with a quote. There is an outside chance that a contractor may have a “sudden” opening in their work schedule and offer an incentive to keep their crews working, however the more reputable companies do not have a significant amount of discount in their cost. If they offer more than a 10% discount, one might question their margins in the first place. Do your homework, talk to references, and only sign when you are comfortable that you’ve made the right choice.
2. Signing the deal because you like the sales person (or not signing it because you don’t).
Although you may feel a certain comfort level with a sales person, this should not be your sole reason for making a purchase. A truly good sales person will know their products and the overall installation process very well, which should give you a level of confidence. However, the sales person is not the one who will be doing the roof repair or installation. Find out who will, and their experience. Ask for references and ask to see examples of similar installations. Be wary of a sales person who cannot provide real references from CURRENT customers.
The best thing to do is call Iron River Construction. We are experts in MN roofing repair and storm damage, and can provide everything you need to answer all the questions you have, and only until you are satisfied, will we begin our work. We are glad to provide as many references as you need, simply give us a call to today in order to get started. 952-442-1762