Roof Replacement By Lucero's Roofing In Sacramento, CA

Look Out For These Red Flags When You’re
Hiring A Roof Replacement Contractor

These Warning Signs Spell Bad News –
Call Us At Lucero’s Roofing Instead

The last thing you want when you hire a contractor for Sacramento roof replacement is a hassle.

You don’t want mistakes, financial surprises, or feeling left out of the loop. You don’t want roofers you can’t reach, unexplained fees, or disappointment in the job.

Rather, you want a fair price, your expectations met, and a smooth-as-silk installation. You want a contractor who’ll be around after the project to take care of any remaining issues. You want reliability and conscientious service.

That’s exactly what we offer at Lucero’s Roofing. We pride ourselves on it.

But not every roofer is as experienced and thorough as we are. In fact, some of our customers had unfortunate experiences before they found satisfaction with us.

We don’t want you to get burned or to put off roof repair because you fear choosing the wrong roofing contractor, so we’ll help you learn to spot common roofer red flags.

And you’ll avoid problems with your project.

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Do You Smell That? That Smells Like Trouble!
Avoid These Signs That Something’s Wrong

To receive the best roof replacement results possible, be a wary buyer. Most roofers are knowledgeable and reputable, but some may not be.

And few of them are as exceptional as we are.

Here are just some of the reasons we are in a league of our own:

  • We’ve served Sacramento for 23+ years
  • This has given us local expertise and lots of experience
  • We specialize in both commercial and residential roofing
  • Our customers love our work and are happy to tell you about it

Now that you understand some of the qualities to look for, how do you avoid getting burned?

Simple. You look out for red flags.

No Local Presence

What often happens in the roofing industry is that harsh weather will hit an area, storm damage abounds, and the need for roof replacement skyrockets. High demand draws “storm-chasers” – companies from out-of-town looking to cash in on the high demand.

Here’s why that can be a problem:

  • They’re often inexperienced
  • They may not know industry best practices
  • They leave town ASAP to chase other storms
  • They are difficult to reach if problems arise

To avoid problems, make sure your roof replacement contractor can supply you with a local address so you know you can reach them in the future if necessary.

High Pressure Sales Tactics

High-pressure sales tactics are a bad sign.


First, many homeowners simply dislike the stress it causes. Second, it might indicate the business is more interested in winning the sale than in repairing roof damage. Hard sale techniques include:

  • Constant calls or emails
  • Refusal to accept “no” for an answer
  • Suggesting you’ll regret passing up their offer
  • Playing “limited-time pricing games to get you to BUY NOW

If your roofer makes you feel pressured or uncomfortable, just walk away. You don’t need the stress

No References

Always ask potential contractors for references from satisfied customers. This lets you talk with previous customers who’ll vouch for the roofer’s work. It means they have satisfied people in the past and are likely to do so again.

Your potential roofer should be able to provide names, dates, and local contact information. If they do so, be sure to follow up by contacting some of their customers.

If they can’t or won’t supply references, just move on to the next candidate on your list.

Unusually Low Bids

Unless your roofer is boosting their markup into the stratosphere or using subpar materials or inexperienced labor, most bids fall within a range of relatively similar prices. If your contractor submits a bid that is substantially lower – or higher – than the others you’ve received, it’s a red flag that something may not be right.

If something seems too good to be true, it almost always is.


Full-Price Up-Front Payments

Experienced roof replacement contractors draft and sign a contract that requires a deposit before they get started. Only after they complete the agreed-upon work do they request payment of the balance.

If your roofer asks for an up-front payment of the full price, it’s often a sign that something is amiss. They may simply be inexperienced, but you shouldn’t part with your money before you’re happy with their work.

If you want a roofer with a local presence, decades of experience, plenty of references, and a zero-pressure sales consultation, reach out to Lucero’s Roofing in Sacramento County and request a free quote today.