If you’ve been burned before by roofing contractors who didn’t get the stated job within the parameters of the contract, or worse, caused damage to your home that they won’t fix, you are understandably wary about hiring roofers for your next project. Don’t be a victim again! Check out these horror stories of homeowners just like you who hired inexperienced roofers to replace their home’s roof.

Improper Attachments

You may assume any roofer in the yellow pages or on the Internet has the right experience, licensing and qualifications to attach a roof correctly. At the very least, a contractor should want to do a good job if only to keep repeat business! Not so. One homeowner hired a roofer to install a 40-year architectural shingle on his roof — a high-quality product choice. However, the installation was so poor that the quality of the roof didn’t even matter; as a result of high nailing the roof, a recent wind storm ripped off a third of the roof.


Leaks can happen anywhere on a roof, particularly around chimneys, eaves, and flashing. Another homeowner had just had a roof installed the year previously but started getting leaks around the chimney. A call to the contractor yielded a frustrating surprise — the roofer said there was nothing he could do, as the roof was no longer under warranty. There’s no excuse in this situation, as most roofs come with a warranty of at least 20 years or more, with workmanship warranties of up to 10 years.

Disappearing Acts

The nature of the roofing business is a high-turnover one. That’s why choosing a roofer that’s been in the business many years with a good reputation in the community is key. This makes it less likely that you’ll be the victim of a disappearing act. The scenario is all too familiar: a roofer puts on a new roof with shoddy materials, making promises all the way. The next few years pass and leaks develop and shingles fall off. A call to the roofer yields a wrong number — he is no longer in business and can’t be found. Now you’re out thousands with no one to hold accountable.


Many sub-par roofers will simply put on a new roof over your old one — which is done quite frequently in this business — IF the underlying problems have been fixed in the first place! One local homeowner hired a roofer to put on a new roof. Well, the roofer did exactly that, but failed to repair the damage on the existing layer. Six years passed, the woman died, and her children tried to sell the house. Unfortunately, the inspection revealed significant rot under the new roof. It would all have to be ripped off, the damage fixed, and a new roof put on — all at significant expense that could have been avoided had the original roofer simply done his job.

The key to finding a qualified, reputable roofer is through research. It’s important to have a professional roofing contractor who has an experienced team to handle your roof replacement. Choose Stapleton Roofing for your project, boasting more than 20 years of experience and an A+ rating with the AZ BBB. Give us a call for a free estimate and to schedule a no-obligation consultation at 602-737-2360 or visit us at http://www.stapletonold.salterratemp2.com.