Keep in mind that even the best quality roofing materials are likely to fail early when not handled or installed correctly. It is just one reason you should hire an experienced contractor for your commercial or residential roof replacement project. Before trusting anyone with your property, make sure you have done your research, checked credentials and asked for references.
Keep reading to discover shortcuts a reputable roofer will never make.
Installing New Shingles Over the Old Roof
Some contractors may offer a roof overlay, which involves installing new shingles over the old ones. However, this option is not always ideal, and it will not solve any existing problems your roof has. They may claim that it is a more cost-effective route, but you may end up spending more on repairs in the long run. The added weight of the new layer of shingles can also compromise the structure of your roof and the rest of your home. If you are thinking about selling your house in the future, an overlay can harm its value.
Using Low-Quality Materials to Offer a Lower Bid
When looking for residential and commercial roofing contractors, obtain at least three quotes and compare them. Besides the price, consider the experience of the company and the kind of products it is offering when assessing bids. Estimates should be somewhat similar, so be wary of contractors offering prices that are too good to be true.
Some include low-quality materials in the installation to offer a lower bid or gain more profit. These products will not last long and can even cause costly repairs. On the other hand, high-quality roofing materials can add to your home’s curb appeal and improve its protection against the elements. They also tend to last longer with proper installation and regular maintenance.
Turn to Sully-Jones Roofing for your roof repair and replacement needs. You can only expect top-quality products, superior workmanship, and excellent customer service when you choose us for your project. Call us at (619) 444-0150 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in La Mesa, CA, and nearby areas.