You’ve always loved a good bargain. You clip coupons, shop according to what’s on sale, and you’re haggling skills are unmatched.
So, when it comes to getting a new roof, you’re certain that you can find a contractor who can do the work for less.
But the question is: should you?
The truth is that going bargain hunting for a roofing contractor may bring more headaches than what the savings is actually worth.
In this post, we’ll tell you why it’s always worth it to spend more when you need a new roof.
Read on to learn why it’s always a smart investment to work with a qualified and experienced home roofing contractor.
1. You Want Expertise and Honest Advice
When you need a new roof, we’re willing to bet that you don’t exactly have an arsenal of knowledge about roofing material.
You also don’t know the potential cost of your repair or replacement, nor are you certain how long the project might take.
If you work with a professional home roofing contractor, you’ll be able to get honest and straightforward answers to all those questions and more.
You’ll work with experienced roofers that have dealt with homes in your climate, roofs of similar architectural design, and much more. They’ll be able to make excellent suggestions about which material will work best for you and will extend the overall lifespan of the roof.
They’ll also be honest with you about whether or not a total roof replacement is truly what your home needs.
In some cases, it’s just no longer cost-effective to keep making roof repairs. But if your roof can be repaired, then you want to work with a company that prioritizes what’s best for you — not their bottom line.
2. You Need to Protect Your Investment
Working with a cheap roofing contractor seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Sure, you had to pay in cash up front, and it seemed like someone different was working on your roof every day, but at least the job was getting done.
But then, without warning, the shady contractors that you hired just stopped showing up — and your roof wasn’t even finished yet. Now, they’re calling you demanding more money in order to finish the job — and you feel like you have no choice but to give in.
Or maybe you can’t even get in touch with them at all. The phone number they gave you no longer seems to be in service, and you’ve realized that the work they did complete is seriously lacking in quality.
You don’t know what to do, but you know that you’re going to end up paying way more than you would have if you’d gone with a high-quality roofer in the first place.
Remember that hiring a professional is a smart way to protect your investment — and your peace of mind.
3. A Great Roof Increases Curb Appeal
Perhaps one of the reasons why you’re getting a new roof is because you’re thinking of putting your home on the market sometime in the future.
In fact, a new roof has a return on investment of 75% and higher.
Of course, this is only the case if you’ve gone with high-quality roof replacement options. New shingles made of beautiful and weather-resistant materials, in surprising colors, will certainly attract buyers.
Plus, professional roofers will also be able to do a thorough inspection of your roof, meaning that you can identify potential problems and get them taken care of before you put your home on the market.
Don’t forget that the warranty or guarantee associated with the roof replacement or repair will transfer over to the home’s new owner. That’s a serious selling point.
4. A Quality Roofer is a Safe Roofer
You’ve heard all about roofing scammers, and you know that shopping by price alone when it comes to hiring a home roofing contractor.
However, you might be thinking that, as long as they get the job done quickly and completely, is it really so bad if you’re working with a roofer that’s less than professional?
In a word: yes.
First of all, these low-quality roofers likely don’t have the training required to do the job correctly. This means you might get the wrong materials and shingles for your roof, that are then installed incorrectly.
Additionally, without having a license (which is required in Florida) there’s no one to hold these shoddy roofers accountable.
And if the roofer doesn’t have insurance? You might be stuck footing the bill for their alleged “on-the-job injury.” You’ll also have to pay to repair any damage these unregulated roofers caused to your home yourself.
Finally, remember that roofers have access to your home and yard. Sometimes, you might not be able to be there to supervise them.
If you don’t know whether or not a roofing company has conducted background checks on their employees, pretty much anyone — with any kind of past — could be in and around your home.
Need a New Roof? Call Us
We hope that this post has shown you why it’s so important to focus on the quality and experience of a potential roofing contractor when you need a new roof.
Although you might think you’re saving money by going with a shady contractor, the truth is that it almost always costs more than you thought it would. Plus, these unsavory roofers hardly ever offer any guarantees or warranties — because they know the quality of work they offer is terrible.
Don’t put yourself in this situation.