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Why You Should Be Wary of a Low Roofing Bid

It’s good to compare roofing quotes from different businesses. However, you should keep in mind that bids are just one of the many things to consider when hiring a roofing company

Roof replacement can be particularly expensive, so you can at least expect that. But make sure you don’t get too preoccupied with the costs as this will likely cause you to opt for cost-cutting measures – like going with the lowest bid. You may think you’re getting the best deal, but oftentimes, the cheapest rates could end up costing you more in the long run. 

Low-Quality Roofing Materials

Unscrupulous roofers can offer a low bid because they are likely planning to cut corners — meaning they’re going to use low-quality materials and unskilled labor. Make sure to review the bids you receive and look closely at the list of materials. There should be a breakdown of all the components that will be used for your project, from the fasteners to the shingles. Their written estimate should also specify the brand, color, style and quantity of the shingles. 

No Warranties

Your roofer should be able to offer you warranties so that you can be protected from issues, such as faulty materials and installation errors. However, warranties usually have different levels of protection, and a low bid often includes only the most basic level of warranty. Make sure to read the fine print so that you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for throughout the process.

Inadequate Roofing Experience

Smaller or less experienced roofing companies tend to offer lower bids since they want to attract more customers. However, being a relatively new business doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not qualified to do your job. Typically, these roofing companies have been established by some experienced and qualified roofing professionals, who have simply branched out and created their own businesses. That said, you should also look into the experience and credentials of the members of the crew.

Jack the Roofer consists of skilled and experienced professionals who can guarantee top-notch workmanship. So, if you need a roofer to take care of your job, you can count on us to provide you with the service you need as well as satisfactory results. Call us at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve customers in Denver and the surrounding areas.