As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably isn’t. This tiny nugget of wisdom couldn’t be more true when it comes to roofing contractor bids. While we all love a good bargain, you should be careful with unusually low bids because they may end up costing you more in the long run. Here’s why.
1. Focusing Too Much on the Budget
Any good roofer will try his best to work within your budget, after all, roof work can be a significant investment. However, if a roofing contractor focuses too much on the budget, it will likely be the priority instead of trying to get you the roof that you actually need. Remember, you shouldn’t skimp on your roof as it is your first line of defense against the harshness of the elements. If you are strapped for cash, there are several financing options available that you can explore.
2. The Roofer Will Likely Use Low-grade Materials
An unscrupulous roof repair or installation company may deliberately underbid to attract your business and then use subpar materials to lower costs hoping that you won’t notice. When reviewing bids, pay close attention to their list of materials and only go with brands that are known to produce high-quality roofing materials.
3. The Roofer May Not Have Enough Experience
It is not unheard of for inexperienced roofing companies to offer low bids to win contracts over more-qualified roofers. Keep in mind that a less-experienced roofer is more likely to make mistakes that could cause you to go over your original budget.
From gutters to siding, windows to roofs, when it comes to the exterior of your home, Northwest Construction is the only name you need to remember. To schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (313) 277-7676 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in West Bloomfield, Dearborn and Taylor, MI, as well as nearby areas.