There is a lot involved in purchasing a new roof. A new roof should not be an impulse decision; rather, buying one is an expensive and lengthy process that you should take seriously. A new roof is an investment for your home that will last for years to come. Here are some common mistakes people make when purchasing a new roof.
Trying to cut corners: When investing in a new roof, it is crucial that you do not cut corners. You should not skimp or be cheap when buying a new roof. A good quality roof will last you years and pay off in the end. This all goes back to the old adage “you get what you pay for.” If you choose a cheaper roof, the chance that you will have costly repairs increases.
Hiring the wrong contractor: We always advise that you meet with multiple contractors and roofing companies in Oklahoma before you hire a contractor. You should hesitate to hire a roofer who is anxious to start the project. Find out why they are so available and make sure it is not because they are not a good roofing company. Research roofing companies and examine their experience records. We also strongly recommend that you research through the Better Business Bureau.
Lengthy warranty: If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Be cautious of lengthy warranties and warranties from out-of-town roofers. A long warranty is great, but if the company or roofer is nowhere to be found, the warranty will do you no good.
Hiring an out–of-town roofer: Out-of-town roofers are not familiar with the weather that your roof is subject to. They are also hard to get in touch with if you need repairs afterwards.
Doing the job yourself: We cannot stress how important it is to leave your roofing needs to a professional roofing company. Doing it yourself is no substitute. When you do it yourself, you take a huge risk; you don’t have roofing insurance and your workmanship is not covered under a warranty. If further repairs are needed, it comes out of your pocket.
If you are considering purchasing a new roof, please contact Robbins Roofing. We have over 60 years combined roofing experience in Oklahoma City and know which roof is best for homes in this area. Learn how you can get a free quote on your next roof!