Why The Cheapest Roofing Contractor Could Cost You Money
In this article, we will explain why you should never skimp on hiring the best roofing contractor that you can afford. We will also discuss some of the risks of hiring the cheapest roofing contractor.
1. The Cheapest Roofing Contractor is Dishonest
If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t. If several roofing contractors give you estimates that are within a certain range and one comes in significantly lower, you may want to do some research before you go jumping after that super low price. Fixing a roof can be expensive, and for a contractor to cover all bases, they need to charge enough to make a profit. If they don’t factor in a profit, then they would not be a very successful contractor. Now I don’t think I need to explain to you the ramifications of having a contractor who does not know what they’re doing. A super low priced roofing contractor could be a simple bait and switch. The cheapest roofing contractor will quote one super low price to get you to sign them on for the job, but then in the middle, they hit you with all kinds of “extra” fees in which they end up charging even more then everyone else had quoted in the first place.
2. The Cheapest Roofing Contractor is a Liability
The price of a product or service is usually directly related to what it costs the seller or provider to produce or create the product or service. When it comes to roofing, the contractor has certain fixed costs that go into the price of the job. One of those costs is insurance. If a roofing contractor does not have all the necessary insurances, they could be placing the liability on you as the homeowner. A risk that could prove to be many times more costly than the amount of money you will be saving by selecting the cheapest roofing contractor. While we are on the subject of not having the proper paperwork for doing the work, imagine if the cheaper contractor does not want to spend the money or even have the licensure to pull the needed permits for your municipality. This carelessness could result in hefty fines and or even stop-work orders or even liens against your property for performing illegal work.
3. Poor Quality Roof
You get what you pay for, and as my grandma used to say ‘you pay with peanuts, you get monkeys.’ Cheaper roofing contractors generally equal inexpensive roofing materials and less expensive roofing materials usually equal inferior work, which comes with a much higher risk of complications.
ARC Contracting is a reputable roofing contractor in the Appleton area. Call Arc Contracting. We proudly serve Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Neenah, Greenville, Oshkosh, Kimberly, Little Chute, and surrounding areas.