Like many exterior remodeling projects, there is a lot of time, effort, and money that goes into replacing an old roof. Even patching up a few broken or missing shingles here and there can cost you quite a penny. It’s not surprising, therefore, that homeowners are looking to save as much as they can when it’s time to get a new roof. Saving on materials and labor are all well and good but this shouldn’t mean that you should sacrifice quality.
One of the ways unscrupulous roofing companies entice new customers is by giving them roofing estimates that are noticeably lower than the competition. Low estimates are definitely tempting but are they really all they’re hyped up to be? Let our experts at TJ Exteriors Inc. explain why you should steer clear of these sales tactics.
Take a closer look at the estimate your roofing contractor is providing you. All details about your project, including all the materials needed as well as the cost of the labor should all be indicated in a standard estimate. Low prices can mean that the estimate is inaccurate. It could be missing a few materials that could only serve to jeopardize the quality of your new roof. Don’t be afraid to research standard market prices for different roofing materials and labor and compare these with the ones your contractors are quoting.
Another reason the estimate looks lower than normal is that your contractor has decided to forego warranties and other after-sale benefits. Warranties may sound like a gamble, but should anything happen to your brand-new roof as a result of improper installation, you’ll be glad to be protected by these warranties.
Of course, extremely low bids on a roof replacement is almost always an indication that your contractor will cheap out on materials. Yes, you may be saving some money now, but considering how soon you’ll probably need a new roof when this one fails after a year or two, it will end up costing you more further down the road.
At TJ Exteriors Inc., you can rest assured that the estimates we provide are as accurate as possible. Give us a call at (952) 448-4312 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on your roof replacement or repairs today.