Why Should You Be Wary of Low Roofing Bids?
December 21, 2021 by Heritage Roofing
Obtaining quotes is vital in any home improvement project. Getting multiple estimates can give you an idea about how much it would cost to replace your roof. It will also let you know more about your prospective residential roofing contractors and determine which one can deliver the best service.
During this process, you should be cautious of extremely low bids. Keep reading to find out why.
You May End Up Getting Low-Quality Materials
With proper installation and maintenance, a high-quality roof can last for decades. An unreliable contractor may offer a low estimate because they use low-quality materials. It’s also possible that they don’t have as much experience. Keep in mind that even a newly installed roof can fail early when installed incorrectly or if the contractor skimped on materials.
Always pay attention to the material list when assessing quotes. Ask questions about the manufacturer and quality of shingles, decking, and other essential roofing materials they will be using. You should also know how long they have been in business.
You’re Likely Dealing With Inexperienced Roofers
Contractors with less experience may give lower quotes to get more customers to hire them. The thing about working with experienced installers is that they are more likely to commit mistakes during your roof replacement. These installation errors can compromise the efficiency, durability, and longevity of your new roof.
You Might Not Get the Best Protection for Your Investment
Another possible reason a contractor can offer a low estimate is that their warranties expire shortly or have poor coverage. Roofing is a significant investment, meaning you want it to have the best level of protection against manufacturing defects and poor workmanship. Remember that reliable roofers will always offer comprehensive warranties.
Need new roof shingles or a metal roof for your home? At Heritage Roofing, we only install high-quality products protected by some of the industry’s best warranties. Give us a call at (803) 393-8703 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.