Replacing your roof is a costly project, but when it comes to your comfort and safety, a roof replacement is a solid investment for the long run. As your roof is integral to the overall structural integrity of your home, making sure it is sturdy and well-maintained is key to having a long-lasting house. But there will always come a time when it has to be replaced or repaired as roofs are constantly exposed to the elements, making degradation through wear and tear a slow but sure process. When the time to replace it comes, taking the lowest bid is highly discouraged. What’s wrong with taking the lowest bid?
The lowest bidders usually cut corners to appeal with their low price, and in this case, lower bids have a much higher risk of having bare minimum warranties. These warranties are at the most basic level, which may not include coverage costs for disposal, tear-offs, faulty workmanship and other important warranties. When it comes to the warranty for your roof, make sure to get the standard packages and, if you can, splurge. Roofs are there for you 24/7, so giving your all for them will benefit you greatly in return.
New construction builders tend to give their very best service and selections as they have an image and service reputation to protect, but shady low bidders don’t uphold the same ideals and protocols. As they are working for a low bid, shoddy workmanship is to be expected as they do so to cut costs and manpower. It’s very possible that they deliberately underbid and underestimated the number of labor hours needed to work on the project (making the project rushed with bad workmanship).
It’s also possible that the contractors lack experience and can either have bad track records or are too green to provide a reliable service. Having an inexperienced crew handling your roof replacement is extremely risky. Since they don’t have enough industry experience, the results that they may offer can end up lacking and substandard. They might also do faulty installation, which can cost a whole lot more than what you initially paid for.
The cheaper the materials are (regardless of quality), the easier it is to make a low bid that can attract uninformed or inexperienced homeowners. This is one of the most apparent reasons why low roofing bids are not to be trusted as they usually provide materials that are cheap and unknown with insufficient reviews and data. When in doubt, always choose contractors that offer the use of reputable brands and materials.
Blackstone Exteriors is the name you can always call on for your home improvement and renovation needs! We offer a wide array of professional services and products, topped off with the best customer and client assistance. For any inquiries, you can reach us at (515) 344-1323 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve clients in the state of Iowa.