A consumer who believes that they can save money by hiring the cheapest possible roofing contractor is asking for trouble.
Now while it is true that now and again, a consumer may find a contractor that offers decent services at a very low price, but 9 out of 10 times, you get what you pay for.
Even a well-built roof will eventually have maintenance and repair problems. But if the roof was installed using a cheap contractor, you may start experiencing some very costly problems.
A common issue that you may experience after getting a “cheap roof” is roof leaks, and that alone can end up costing you thousands of dollars.
A roof is not cheap. Even a cheaply installed roof can cost thousands of dollars at today’s prices. But a roof that doesn’t last or perform as promised is even more expensive.
The fact is, roofing materials cost what they cost. A cheap roofer will try to beat a quality roofer’s price by cutting corners. They have to use cheaper materials that don’t perform as well, they don’t install everything the way they should, or they just don’t do what they promised.
And ultimately, you are the one that ends up paying more in the end, all because that cheaper contractor cut corners. We see it all the time.
- They use cheap underlayment that doesn’t protect your home when water gets under your shingles (which happens even with the best shingles)
- They re-use old underlayment, or other materials that should be replaced with your new roof (basically like putting a new roof on an old foundation or base)
- They use low quality shingles that don’t hold up to weather and are prone to breaking
- They use untrained people who cost less, but don’t know how to properly install a roof that will last (and you end up paying for his inexperience later on down the road)
The list goes on and on. Choosing a cheap roofer can cost you far more than you may have ever expected. Is it really worth the risk to use a cheap contractor?
At the end of May, we launched a new financing program for residents of the Rio Grande Valley. We are now offering flexible, non-secured financing for up to $55,000.
Brian McSteen, Managing Partner at McAllen Valley Roofing Co., said, “You should never make your decision based solely on price due to budget restraints, and now we have made that possible for our customers”.
If you would like to learn more about our roofing services or our financing program, just give us a call at (956) 279-8292.