Securing Your Renovation: Signs You Have a Bad Contractor

Monday, March 11th, 2019 by Michael Fortenberry

When conducting a roof replacement job, hiring a contractor is one of the first things you should think about. You will be putting your home’s security and safety in their hands while paying them a considerable amount of money to do so.

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In this article, Fortenberry Roofing discusses the telltale signs of a bad contractor.

Prices Are Too Low

This may sound like a dream come true for those who would like to save money, but if the contractor is the lowest bidder and still insists they can do a great job, that may be a red flag. While a high price doesn’t always guarantee the quality, a low price may result in a sloppy job due to the corners your contractor is willing to cut.

Negotiations Are Too Easy

Even the best siding companies will probably negotiate on the terms and conditions of your project, so it shouldn’t bode well if your contractor doesn’t even try to negotiate before agreeing to everything. Desperation is a huge sign that should tell you to walk away.

Subcontractors Are Complaining

This indicates that the contractor is having a hard time paying the subcontractors on time or even completely. And if your subcontractors aren’t paid on time, they may stop working entirely and bring a whole new set of headaches for you. As a matter of fact, depending on the project, it’s probably better to go with a contractor that doesn’t subcontract any part of the job.


A roof replacement shouldn’t take too long, and you can count on your professional contractor to consider the weather and make adjustments accordingly. However, a dishonest contractor is likely to have delays even if it’s only a roof replacement, particularly if they have subcontractors working on it.

Asks for Too Much Money Up Front

The exact opposite of the first sign. Understandably, the contractor will ask for money from you to get the ball rolling on your home improvement project, but if it’s obvious they’re asking for too much, you’re probably walking into a trap. Walk away immediately.

If you have plans of remodeling your home this spring, turn to Fortenberry Roofing for your home improvement needs. We are one of the most trusted insulation companies in the state, and we are your provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our residential and commercial roofing services to get a no-pressure quote from us. We serve clients in Hereford and Levelland, TX, and other nearby areas.

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