Roof Repairs – Cont.

I just finished driving around the West suburbs for the first time in about 10 days (I’d been traveling), and noticed that roofing company signs had sprouted like dandelions. Almost every block had at least one, and many had several signs up (the politicians are going to be hard-pressed to find empty lawns for their signs!).

It could be that each and every one of these companies is an outstanding corporate citizen, whose customers are never less than 100% satisfied. However . .. common sense would suggest otherwise.

Given that lawn signs are easier to produce than skilled roofing crews, one obvious question to ponder is, exactly how soon is everyone expecting their roof to be replaced? If the expectation is sooner rather than later, it might be a good idea to have that in writing.

A second question one might ask: if there’s a problem with my roof in six months, where can I find you?

P.S.: for the record, the roofer I’ve known the longest is a straight-up guy who does excellent work, and stands by it (and yes, he’s working 80 hour weeks now).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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