5 Things To Consider About Pricing Before Hiring any Dallas Roofing Contractor
Your roof is one of the most valuable investment and assets to your home. When it come time to replace your roof, it can be stressful in deciding which roofer to go with. This is particularly true in the Dallas and Forth Worth metropolis as there are numerous roofing contractors that all tout that they are the best. Many of which promote that they provide free upgrade, and potentially even eating deductibles (which is a major red flag – and is illegal). It’ important to go with a legitimate, above-board, ethical local Dallas roofing company that will still be in business for the long-term to honor your warranty.
Many Dallas homeowners find the process of selecting a roofing contractor after a hail storm as daunting and stressful as the door knockers start canvassing your neighborhoods.
The Price To Pay
When it comes to getting a roofing estimate, you could get a wide range of quotes from contractors saying you only need small roof repairs, to estimates for a re-roof that are two or three times more expensive than your other bids. It is important to consider what the roofer is including in their estimate, and what is dictating the price.
One roofer may offer a lower price by several thousand dollars, but if it is an inferior product or worse warranty, it is important to compare apples to apples.
Materials: Materials are one of the biggest factors into your estimate. Be sure your contractor is going to use the highest quality roofing materials – including premium warranty coverage. A new roof is not cheap, so you want to ensure that your roofer is not going to be cutting corners, and this is a roof that you can ensure will last for the years to come.
License and Insurance: Ensure your roofing contractor has proper licenses, certifications and insurance. Insurance is for YOUR protection. If an employee gets hurt on your property, you are responsible as the property owner. Insurance protects you from incurring these costs. An unlicensed or uninsured roofing company may be able to offer a cheap estimate as they have lower overhead. While this can provide cheaper short-term options, it can cost you significantly in the longterm if they go out of business, or a work place injury happens at your home.
Credentials: Find out the credentials that your roofing contractor has.
Management: Included in the estimate, will there be a project manager who oversees the job and ensures that everything runs smoothly?
What Is a Reasonable Price?
You should look for a roofing company that includes all of the above mentioned points, at a ‘middle of the pack’ price. The cheapest bid may be a sign that the contractor will cut corners. Our customers appreciate our reasonable prices, while our premium customer service and craftsmanship.
Do Higher Estimates Equate to Better Products?
A higher price does not mean that you will get a better product. It is important to discuss with your Dallas roofer what materials and warranty they will be offering. Is the estimate for a 3-tab shingle. Is it an architectural shingle? Is it a metal or slate roof? Is it a 10 year warranty or 50 years or lifetime warranty?
We use on the highest grade materials and offer some of the best warranties (labor and manufacturer warranties) in the industry!
Why Not Choose The Lowest Bid?
When it comes to your new roof, the old adage “you get what you pay for” rings extremely true in roofing. The cheapest bid can end up being the most expensive bid in the long-run. Cutting corners and improper installation can void your manufacturer warranty, as well as cause leaks to develop in only a few short years. This could result in needing to replace your roof again in the matter of only a few short years. Additionally, a roofing company that under prices themselves considerably compared to the competition may be a reflection of a short-term mindset. A roofer needs to make some sort of profit in order to pay for licenses, insurance, crew members and all the expenses and overhead of running a legitimate roofing operation. By making very little, they may not be able to honor warranties down the road, or be forced to go out of business in a few short years.
Not all Dallas roofing contractors are the same. If you want a high-quality, local, trusted Dallas roofer that has proudly served the DFW area for years, and will still be in business for years to come to honor your warranty, look no further. We are a full service roofing company, offering roofing repair and roof replacement services. We provide asphalt shingle roofing services as well as slate, metal and flat roofing replacement services. We have one of the best reputations and reviews in the Dallas area, and take pride in our reputation. We work off of referrals from happy customers, and would be happy to add you to our list of happy Dallas customers. We use only the best roofing materials, and offer some of the best warranties in the area!