When it’s time to roof, the money saving questions may start popping into your head…Do I go with a less experienced contractor for a significantly lower price? Can I save money by buying my own stuff? Should I try to do roof repairs on my own?
However, with any major investment, like your home, you really should weigh your options before making major decisions on how to move forward. Here are some things I suggest NOT to do:
Getting your own materials:
Shopping around for the best deal is a good thing, but when it comes to having a roof system installed, it pays to allow a qualified contractor with a competitive price to purchase the materials for you, order the right amounts of product and getting a workmanship and manufacturer’s warranty with your system for peace of mind.
Another thing to think of here is that a qualified contractor can help you decide what products will perform best for your roof especially if you have things like skylights that may leak if not properly sealed.
Attempting to roof yourself if you are inexperienced
Unless you have extensive roofing knowledge, it’s probably best to leave the roof work to the professionals. Tearing off a roof is dangerous and hard work. Sometimes roofers get called in to “rescue” homeowner from a project that they began but soon realized they were in over their heads. Trying to save a few bucks in the beginning can cause you more bucks in the end.
Getting the cheapest contractor available
Make sure that you do your homework. Find a reputable contractor to perform work on your home. Price is not the only thing to consider when you want a quality job that will last years and years that is supposed to protect your home or business.
Talk to friends, family and co-workers about a roofing company in your area that has a good name in the community, competitive pricing and a track record of quality work.
On a final note, if it is time to get going on that roof, my team and I at Class Eh! Roofing have been serving the niagara community for many years with many satisfied customers and we would be pleased to help you out.
If you need us, please fill out our free estimate request here: www.classehroofing.ca/request-estimate.html
Or call us at: 289-687-6924
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!