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Homeowners need to avoid “Chuck in a truck”

Chuck in a truck

One thing Energy Shield of New Hampshire is the most proud of being a preferred New Hampshire roofing & siding contractor is NONE of our team drinks on the job, and to go a little further we don’t drink period.

Why did I start this off by sharing that? Well, because roofing and siding contractors collectively have earned a reputation of being a bunch of drunks. As the market continues to flourish so do those that want to be their own boss. We’ve experienced a few employees that did not fit our company culture launch their own “business” after termination. Now 100s of terminated or resentful employees think they have what it takes.

With a booming housing market comes a booming opportunity for anyone with a ladder rack on their truck to start a roofing company. Now I’m not saying all that start out will be bad at what they do, but you need to know how to spot red flags.

No one wants to experience the coveted (by no one) brake light warranty. Meaning the last time you will ever see or hear from them is when they are collecting final payment.

Yes, their price may be cheaper than others. They are usually fast talking, hard closing hacks. Yes, there are Chucks with several trucks.

Some vetting questions:

What warranty do you offer on your work?

(Yes, there are varying warranties. We have worked to earn the right to offer extended warranties)

What is the process? This is how a shingle system should be installed here

Do you have references we can call?

(When customers ask for this it makes me so happy. Every homeowner should do this level of research on who they are about to pay $1000’s to).

These are just a few strategies to avoid hiring Chuck and keeping his truck(s) out of your driveway.

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