Choosing a faster and “less expensive” way of repairing or replacing your roof may sound like a good deal, but it won’t properly solve the actual problems you already have. It’s only delaying the inevitable, so you’re better off with a topnotch roofing replacement job that’s only offered by experienced and professional contractors.
To avoid paying more repair costs later on, be sure to avoid roofing shortcuts such as:
Using Old or Low-Quality Materials
While doing this may generally be similar to any re-shingle job, it won’t really fix your roofing issues. In fact, using old materials is a common way for some roofers to try and make more money while delivering a low-quality product. Some roofers may also recommend reusing your flashing or vents to save on some material costs, but you need to know that these already had extensive wear and tear since the last roof installation. Choosing to reuse them means they’ll wear out faster than the rest of your new roof.
Not Doing Research
As you plan out your roof repair or replacement, you may be keen on hiring a contractor that offers the lowest bid on your project. But choosing the lowest bid may not guarantee that their workmanship or materials they use is up to your standards. If you want your new roof to last for many years, take time to do some research and vet your prospective contractors so you’ll know who to trust with completing your project.
Waiting Too Long To Get Your Roof Fixed
Neglecting to fix your roof when needed will simply cause further damage and more costly repairs later on. The expenses will pile up until you’re forced to do a full replacement, one way or another. Keep in mind that the average lifespan of a shingle roof is about 25 to 30 years, so when your roof reaches its 20th year, you’ll need to consider a full replacement.
When you need reliable roofers for your replacement project, Homecraft Inc. has got you covered! To get started, just call us at (302) 798-0302 or by filling out our convenient contact form. We serve Newark, Middletown, Bear and surrounding DE areas.