You’ve heard the expression, “You get what you pay for.” Sadly, when it comes to roof repairs and replacement, it’s a true statement. No matter what roofing services you need, choosing the lowest estimate may end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some of the elements you should consider rather than just the price when it comes to roofing.
All Inclusive Estimate
Sometimes roofers don’t include the disposal fees associated with a roof replacement in your estimate. Rather they bill you their cost once the job is complete. Other times a roof repair company may have a small disclaimer that reads something like, “In the event we find additional damage during the repair, your final bill may differ from this estimate.” In either case, you may end up spending hundreds more on your roof repairs and replacement.
Experience & Locality
A good roofer is hard to find, especially in Orlando in the months after a major storm. That’s because many roofing companies pop up and they often lack experience. As a result, they disappear a short time later. A new roof isn’t like a manicure, you want it to last for years not a few weeks. An inexperienced roofer may not properly install your roof. That often means it will leak. Sometimes a manufacturer won’t cover warranty issues due to improper installation. And, if they’re not local, they’ll disappear after the storm repair dies down. You won’t have anyone to come and take care of the issues under an installation warranty.
Licensing & Certification
For both roof repairs and replacement, only hire a licensed roofing company in Florida. If you hire a roofer using another company to pull permits, you may have an issue with the locality. If you use an unlicensed one and they don’t get a permit, you’ll have to get one after the fact and pay the associated fines.
Many manufacturers offer certification to help ensure those receiving their products that installation is done properly. It also helps with warranty issues. If you installer isn’t licensed and certified by the manufacturer (assuming it’s offered), you may want to consider another roofing company.
Rather than choosing the cheapest, consider choosing a company with a great reputation, who is local to the area and offers a warranty or guarantee on their work. Russ Noyes Roofing is a Winter Haven based roofing company serving Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties with multiple satisfaction guarantees. If you’re looking for an estimate for repair or replacement, call us today at (407) 388-7700 and learn how our estimates are different from others, especially when it comes to roof repair.