Upselling is a normal part of life. We normally hear upsells in fast food restaurants, cafes and the grocery store. While most of the time they’re nothing but a marketing strategy designed to get people to part with their cash for some perceived incentive, sometimes they really are good recommendations people shouldn’t miss.
People are often wary of upsells because of the former reason. Those who tend to be too wary, on the other hand, might miss out on the latter – some upsells really are meant to help consumers get the best deals, especially when it comes to things that matter, like spending on a roof replacement, for example.
But how do you know if an upsell is worth the added cost? ExteriorPros shares some ways to handle your contractor’s upsells.
Any contractor can sound like they’re upselling when they start suggesting various things. Sometimes, these contractors are simply in it for the added money. Sometimes, they really want to help you get your money’s worth. The first thing you’ll need to ask yourself is if you can trust the person upselling.
How long have you known your roofer? Is that company trustworthy? Don’t quickly give in to your contractor’s upselling. Read reviews about your contractor. Check if what your contractor suggests is true. Make sure you can trust them before saying yes.
Don’t give in to pressure. Make sure to ask all the questions you need so that you can completely understand what needs to be done. Don’t settle for blanket answers; reliable contractors will explain everything there is to explain without pushing you to agree and sign a contract. Better yet, ask around. Visit or contact several asphalt roofing companies and ask them the same questions. Take your time to determine the best contractor for your needs.
Don’t Be Afraid to Say “No”
Keep in mind that you’re the homeowner and that you’re the one paying for projects. Don’t be afraid to decline your contractors upsells no matter how good they sound.
If you’re looking for reliable roofers that won’t pressure you or scare you into signing contracts, look no further than Exterior Pros, the most reliable roofing contractor in Southern Maryland. Give us a call at (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-hassle and no-obligation estimate.