How A Cheap Roofing Contractor Could Cost You:
If you’re trying to find the best roofing contractor in the area, you might be tempted to choose someone that provides you with the best price for your roofing job. Although staying within a budget is important, the cheapest contractor is not usually the best option for your roofing job. Here are some of the ways that hiring a cheap roofing contractor could end up costing you:
They May Use Cheaper Materials
Roofing contractors will often buy older or cheaper materials in order to be able to cut down on the costs of their business so that they can maintain a profit.
They May Be Under-Qualified
Cheap quotes are often a mistake and they can come from under-qualified laborers. For one, a roofing company may grossly underestimate the time that it might take to work on the roof. They also might hire a series of under-qualified workers to install the roof as well. Hiring under-qualified workers significantly increases the chances of having your roof be installed incorrectly.
They Might Not Have Insurance
Any roofing contractor needs to have access to at least $50,000 in insurance. Carrying a minimum amount of insurance can make sure that if an accident were to occur on the job site, you would be covered under the business insurance rather than held liable.
They May Use Fewer Fasteners And Materials
One of the ways that many roofing contractors will cut down on the cost of roofing jobs is by reducing the number of fasteners and additional items that are required for the construction and installation of a roofing system. By reducing the number of fasteners, it’s possible to reduce the total amount of labor on the roof. By doing this, it also greatly decreases the overall strength of the roofing system.
These things are important to keep in mind if you are considering going with the lowest bidder for your roofing job. Spending a bit of extra money and going with a contractor that has years of experience is a better choice for your roof and for expenses overall. Your roof will last longer, and you will likely require fewer repairs to your roof over time.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.