Not all Salem roofing contractors are equal. Factor in variables other than solely the cost on your roofing estimate when you’re choosing your contractor.
We have mentioned the importance of replacing or repairing your roof as early as possible. This is a point we can’t drive home enough. Far too often, we are called to clean up sloppy work, because our bid was passed up for one that was a few hundred dollars cheaper. Many times each year, we hear something along the lines of, “We should have taken your bid in the first place. We made a mistake choosing the cheap guy.” Those customers who were trying to save a couple of bucks initially are now paying thousands of dollars for us to fix the mistakes of our competitors. Roofing requires a certain investment to do a quality job, and people who shoot far below the other bids are cutting corners in order to keep their costs lower. Your roof and your home are worth the investment. Please consider the following:
- You and your family live in your home. Your roof protects your home from the weather, which is often inclement in Oregon. A damaged roof can allow for mold to grow in your home, which can cause health problems for you or your loved ones. Rotten wood is also not as structurally sound, so a bad storm could cause a collapse if a leak has allowed rot to form. This could injure you or a family member.
- Paying for a good, properly installed roof once is much cheaper than paying for a poorly installed roof, repair work, and then inevitably another full reroofing. The longer roofing issues are left unchecked, the more damage that is caused. The more damage that is caused, the higher the cost of roofing work in the long-run.
- Certified roofers can provide you with a wide array of warranty options. These can offer you financial security as it comes to repair work in the future. The cheap guys aren’t as capable of offering these warranties, because a roofing contractor needs to be certified by a material manufacturer to offer their warranty. A roofer that offers high-grade roofing warranties basically has earned the trust and confidence of the manufacturer.
- A properly installed roof will also help you to save money on energy and heating bills. These savings really add up!
For most, a home is truly the most valuable single asset. It protects your family, you, and almost all of your other possessions. Don’t go with the cheapest bid. Research Salem roofing contractors to see if they are licensed, bonded, insured, and highly rated on consumer review websites. For a quote or damage assessment on your roof, give Slate & Slate Roofing a call at (503) 585-2338 and learn why we have been one of Salem’s top roofers for over 20 years.