Homeowners should ask themselves what they want out of a construction project. Do they want it done right the first time by someone who knows what they are doing and who will provide honest, detailed assessments of their needs? Or do they just want the cheapest possible price for the work they need? Ideally, you would like both, but that just isn’t possible. Cheap labor just isn’t the same as quality labor, for the most part.
When a job is done cheaply, it probably means it is missing a few keys essentials. If you pay peanuts for a roofing job, you may not get a leak-free roof or durable materials. All of these things cost money, and if you’re not willing to pay for them, then you likely won’t be getting them.
The thing about a roofing job is, much of the work is done high up where you can’t see what is going on. It can be difficult to check and see how well the job was done and if the right materials were used. In fact, you may not know you received a shoddy job until it’s too late and you’re stuck with a leaking roof.
When you get a roofing job done on the cheap, it probably means you are hiring someone with a lack of resources and manpower to do a proper job. Without the supervision of a full team, these contractors are likely to rush the job, cut corners, and not give you a proper roofing job.
Well-paid contractors on the other hand are more likely to take time with their work, double check what they are doing and make sure it is up to par. If they want to continue to be paid at higher rates, then they have to continually provide good, high quality service.
Having a quality control system in place during a job is an expense only afforded by those who are paid decently. To continually check your own work and make sure it is of the highest quality is something the cheaper contractors simply cannot afford.
Low prices are attractive to homeowners. They see a low price and think they can get the same work as the higher priced contractors. But it rarely works out that way. Cheap roofing materials spring leaks and cause other problems over time. The happiness felt over a great price is soon changed into the dread of having to get the roof repaired again.
You don’t want to have to wonder if your roof is going to leak every time it will rain. The price of cheap roofing is not worth the hassle and additional costs you will incur. The roof is one of the most important parts of the home as it protects the rest of the building materials from bad weather as well as all of the items inside the house. If you are looking to save some money, the roof is the last palace you want to do it. You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you make sure the job is done properly the first time.