Why It’s More Expensive In the Long Run To Hire A Cheap Contractor
Finding the right Loveland roofing company can be a stressful experience. When you start out, it may seem as simple as finding a roofing contractor that submits the lowest bid for the job. However, the question to ask yourself is hiring the cheapest always the best option?
It’s certainly true that many roofing contractors offer an immense amount of value for a low price point. At Schultz Roofing & Repair, we’re incredibly concerned with maximizing each of our client’s dollars with top-quality roof work. However, when it comes to roofing, the old adage proves true: you get what you pay for.
At this point, you might be saying to yourself “I’m not picky, and I don’t need fancy materials. Why isn’t the cheapest good enough? I’m just looking for something that’ll work.” Our response to that is that’s precisely the problem.
While you may save more money up front when you choose a cheap roofing company, you’ll often spend more money in the long run paying for repairs. You’ll likely even need to get a full roof replacement sooner than you would if the job was simply done right the first time.
Not to mention more time spent dealing with contractors and the potential damage done to other parts of your home because your roof failed you.
Here are some good reasons to be wary of ridiculously low bids on your next roofing job:
Poor Quality Craftsmanship And Materials
In order to survive, it’s no secret that a business has to turn a profit. While there are many ways to accomplish that goal, one of the ways companies do that is by cutting their bottom line.
However, when a disreputable roofing contractor is cutting their bottom line, one of the things that go is the quality of materials. Cheaper materials are prone to more problems down the line. In the case of low-budget asphalt shingles, premature cracking, curling, and blistering is not an uncommon occurrence.
On top of that, in order to keep their prices low, cheap contractors will always certainly deliver the minimum viable product. After all, in order to keep their margins high, they need to spend as little time on a job as possible. What that usually means for you, however, is a poor installation which won’t stand the test of time or bad weather.
Lack Of Warranties
Related to the above points, when you hire cheap, it’s not very likely that your materials or labor are going to be backed by any sort or warranty. Or if they exist, they aren’t long enough to provide any sort of real value.
On top of that, you run the risk of using a contractor that will simply vanish after the installation work is done. Which is fine until something goes wrong and they’re nowhere to be found…
Choose Schultz For Top-Quality Roof Repair And Replacements
If you’re looking for a proven, cost-effective — not cheap! — roofing company in Northern Colorado, Schultz Roofing & Repair is here for you.