No leaks! That’s what most homeowners want. Homes in Georgia are subject to harsh changes in weather, sometimes within hours, it can be hot and muggy one day, cold and rainy the next, not to mention tornadoes which seem to turn up any time of year these days. Such weather can prove brutal to cheap roofing materials causing leaks simply because the material isn’t up to par.
Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your home and shouldn’t be something subbed out to the lowest bidder. You put a lot of money into your roof, you want to be sure it lasts. The best way to ensure this is to not worry about price as much as quality. Some materials cost much more than others simply because they last much, much longer than cheap solutions.
With the vast array of materials available, how do you know what is best for your roof? The first step is hiring an experienced, knowledgeable roofer. Having a professional roofer help you navigate the many types of roof materials and the pros vs cons of each will help ensure that you get the quality roof you deserve at a price you can afford.
Even if it’s just shingle roofs you look at, the materials vary greatly, from cheap low-cost recycled shingles to long-lasting metal shingles. Sure, you can get the lowest cost shingles for hundreds, even thousands less but when you find out they last only a few years rather than the 30-50 years well maintained metal or even asphalt can last, ask yourself, is the price difference really worth it? How long do you plan on staying in your home? Would you like it to last years, decades? How about a century or more? The materials are there, if you have the budget.
Take into consideration the maintenance and repair costs to keep a cheap roof leak free, is it really that big of a savings if you spend thousands in repairs over the next 10 years because of cheap shingles vs regularly maintaining a more expensive shingle for 30 years with less repairs?
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.
When it’s time to repair or replace your roof, do yourself a favor, don’t go cheap and be sure to have in maintained regularly, your head and your wallet will thank you for it later on.
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.