Think hiring a good roofer is expensive, try hiring a bad one

Do you consider yourself Mr. Fix-it? Can you put an Ikea bookcase together in no time flat and think it’s time to really put your skills to the test? Maybe you think you’re ready to replace your roof by yourself? Think again. Although you might be tempted to tackle a roofing job on your own, save yourself time, money, and possibly your good health and let a reputable, professional roofer do the job.

Experience Counts

Even if you have a lot of building knowledge, roofing has its own set of challenges you may not know about. There’s more to buy than just shingles and nails, and by the time you figure out exactly what you need to complete the job, it may be less expensive to hire a professional roofer. A professional knows how to estimate the amount of materials your roof requires and how much time it will take to get the job done. An amateur is likely to grossly underestimate the amount of time involved and is more likely to order too many materials, which is an unnecessary waste of time and money.

Safety First

With years of experience, a professional roofer can replace your roof quickly and safely. They have the proper tools and safety equipment to make sure no one, including your property, gets damaged during the job. If something were to go wrong, a professional roofer is bonded and insured, protecting you from any liability in an accident. Don’t risk your own well-being by falling off a ladder, or worse, off of a second story roof. It’s just not worth it.

Do Your Research

Buying a new roof is not the time or to cut corners. You want quality work that’s going to last for years. Research several companies before you hire a roofer. Make sure the company is properly insured, bonded, and has a stellar reputation. There are many online resources to help you find out about a company’s track record. Any roofer that won’t offer a written estimate or demands full payment up front is not reputable.

Luckily, you’re reading a blog written by a professional and honest roofing company!  If you are interetsted in obtaining a free quote, give us a call!