Trusting renowned roofing brands always guarantees you’ll have the best overhead protection your home deserves. The five barriers — which involve your four walls and roof — need to use the best protection against the elements. Truthfully, you expect most of them to survive for more than 25 years, and you’ll consider yourself lucky if they ever go beyond 30 years of age, going beyond the manufacturer’s appointed lifespan.
As experienced professional Calgary AB roofers, we’ve seen many homeowners call us for maintenance for asphalt shingle roofs beyond 30 years old. Upon closer look, we discover that regular inspections, minor repairs, and proper installation helped the roof achieve its long-term lifespan.
However, we have zero guarantees that another asphalt shingle roof of the same brand can have the same results by having proper maintenance services. Even if a reputable roofing manufacturer, such as Certainteed, created your roof, it’s highly likely to live only within your estimated roofing lifespan.
Additionally, a roof with an unpredictable lifespan can become a huge liability. We highly advise any homeowner with extended roofing lifespans to save up for a new roof, which guarantees better peace of mind.
Roofing Tutor has a great post on saving up for new roofing materials. Read more about them below.
Choose Roofing Materials that are On Sale or Offer Rebates
Manufacturers of roofing materials put their top products on sale periodically. If you can find a deal on the type of roofing material you want, this could save you 10% to 20% alone. If your home is not in imminent need of a new roof, ask your roofing contractor to let you know when the roofing product you want goes on sale. You may also have a wholesale building materials dealer in your area. If you establish a relationship with them, they can also keep an eye out for deals or discounts on the shingles, shakes, slate, tile or other roofing product you want to install on your home. I just built a new house. I used 11% off when I bought the shingles and many other big ticket items. I ended up saving thousands of dollars before it was done.
Choose a Time when Contractors Aren’t Busy
Roofers are busiest when the weather is best. If you approach roofing contractors when business is slower, you are likely to get lower bids. Slow times for roofers will vary depending on the climate where you live. Late winter or early spring is a good time usually, and so is late fall in most climates. Make sure to ask your contractor about outside temps affecting the product you want installed. Shingles may be better is slightly warmer weather where as a metal roof would not have to consider the temperatures.
Get Competing Estimates
It always makes sense to let contractors know that you are getting multiple estimates. They’ll realize that if they want the business they’ll have to provide an attractive estimate that it will be hard for you to pass up.
Ask for a Better Price
You might be surprised how often this works. View a written estimate from a roofing contractor as an offer from them. You can take it, leave it, or make a counter offer. Negotiating and bargaining can be effective ways to save money on a new roof. (Continue Reading)
If you have yet to find a dependable roofer, you can always count on us at No Payne Roofing. We’re a Certainteed-certified roofer with decades of experience in roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.