Nobody ever wants to get scammed, and it’s for this reason that Calgary AB roofers with experience and knowledge are the very first people you should always seek for any roofing problems. While you’ve read success stories of homeowners finding affordable yet effective roofing services, chances are there is a form of compromise in some areas of their roofing.
Nu Look Home Design has some great insight about why cheap roofing just isn’t a good deal than it sounds.
Home Roofing: More Than Just What’s on the Surface
Some roof remodeling companies offer deep discounts on home roofing, but their quotes don’t always include every part of the project. In other cases, they install the new roof directly on top of the old one, which can shave $1,000 or more off the total price.
However, the only way to determine if your home has sustained moisture damage is to do a full tear-off of the existing roof. Removing the old roof also allows your home roofing contractor to install a quality underlayment that gives your new roof the best foundation possible.
Avoid Future Worry
The most expensive roof you will buy is the one you have to purchase again… and again and again. If you go cheap, you can count on encountering problems.
Home roofing companies that offer cut-rate pricing also cut corners — and they get away with it because problems usually take a few years to develop. By the time a homeowner discovers an issue, any warranty on labor or installation has probably expired.
Pay More Now and Never Replace Your Roof Again
Rock bottom prices come at a steep cost, including the possibility of water damage and mold that can compromise structural integrity and cause serious health problems. The adage “you get what you pay for” is well-suited to something as important as home roofing. (Continued)
Changing your perspective from “cheap” to “quality” roofing helps you make better decisions when it comes to one of the most crucial parts of your home. In addition, it helps you avoid some unscrupulous scams the likes of what Lodde Roofing describes in detail below:
You solicit quotes from a bunch of roofing companies when your home needs a roof replacement. After all, you want to find a good roofer and a good price. When you get the bids for the work, one bid stands out because it is significantly lower than all of the other quotes you’ve received.
Since a roof replacement is an expensive job, you take the low bid, thinking you’ve found a great deal.
After you have signed on for the work and the roofer begins the job, unexpected costs start cropping up over and over again. The roofer says that the materials have gone up in price, that they found unforeseen problems on your roof, that the labour will cost more than expected, and so on.
At this point, your roof project is halfway through and you will need to come up with the extra money before the roofer finishes the job (or they’ll just leave your roof unfinished!).
By the end of this, you’ll end up paying much more than that first low bid – and probably much more than the other companies’ more accurate and truthful bids as well. (Continued)
There are safer ways to save money from roof replacement. It doesn’t have to be that you’ll compromise roof labor in exchange for more savings. Remember, your roof needs to last for decades; shortchanging it now will cost you bigger later on.
If you want to save, Nerd Wallet has some great tips that you’ll really want to use. Learn more about it below.
1. Do your homework
Understand the size and complexity of your roof and know the exact materials you want to have installed before talking to contractors. These details help keep estimates consistent and encourage competitive pricing, Bulifant says.
One ‘roofing square’ equals 100 square feet of roofing material.
If you encounter the term “roofing square” while researching materials or getting estimates, know that one “square” equals 100 square feet of roofing material. And if you’re talking with a roofing contractor, installation and disposal fees probably are included in the estimate.
2. Shop Around
Get quotes from several roofers and always request and check local references before hiring someone. Be wary of extremely low bids, which could mean subpar work, and make sure they offer a warranty on materials and installation.
Check with your local building department or state consumer protection agency to confirm the roofers are properly licensed and insured.
3. Time it right
Roofers are busiest in late summer and fall. Scheduling your roof replacement in late winter or spring may yield lower prices or off-season discounts. (Continued)
Remember, always work with professionals when repairing or replacing your roof to ensure its quality and longevity. Cheap is and never was the option — quality is more important than anything else. That’s what we provide at No Payne Roofing. Contact us today to learn more all that we can do for you!