There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t go cheap on anything that separates you from the ground. For homeowners, we should add that which separates you from the sky as well! Or more precisely, that which comes from the sky.
Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your home, protecting everything you value most from the wrath of Mother Nature! It shouldn’t be something contracted out to the lowest bidder.
A large part of your roofing quote will come from the type of material you choose. This is because some materials are more labor intensive than others. Lower-end recycled shingles, for example, are much easier to install than high end metal shingles. However, one will last maybe 10 years or so, while the latter can last 50 years or more! This is why choosing the right material for the job is so important.
Deciding on what kind of roof you want isn’t something you should take on alone. Contact a local, reputable roof contractor to inspect your home and help you navigate the many materials available.
Depending on your home and plans you may not need a roof that lasts 100 years but what about half of that? Half of that? How long will you be in the home? How often do you want to maintain it? How does it affect your homes value?
For most, the answer lies somewhere in between the cheap and the best and that will suit most homeowners just fine. For those leaning towards the cheapest quotes, beware!
Cheap materials are cheap for a reason: they fail, fall apart, or age quicker, forcing the homeowner to purchase new materials over the life of the roof just to keep it leak-free. While more expensive materials are expensive because you don’t buy them as often, they last longer, and are (in most cases) easier to maintain.
You get what you pay for. This is especially true in roofing. Do your homework and make an informed decision on your next roof! Get the best roof contractor and materials for your budget and enjoy your new roof for years to come!
Call Atlanta Roofing Specialists today at 770-419-2222, we will be sure you get the roof you deserve at a price you can afford, without going cheap and causing more problems later on.