Low Bids – Caveat Emptor!

The one thing we’ve noticed at our company is the surprising number of calls we receive calls from homeowners whom are desperate to repair or replace roofs that are too new to normally require emergency service.

Apparently, when obtaining bids for their roof replacements, many of the homeowners had opted to proceed with the lowest bidders.  While there isn’t anything wrong with hiring a cheap contractor, there is a risk that the installer may sacrifice quality in order to keep costs low.  We’ve received reports from homeowners that once their roofs began to fail, they had found that not only were they unable reach their contractors (because the company closed at the end of the busy season), which meant that their warranties on their new roofs were suddenly no longer executable, and they faced significant repair (or even full re-roofing) costs to undo the sub-par work.

So before moving ahead with a low bid, we recommend researching the company to ensure that they are legitimate (see our previous blog post on this topic, “A Few Important Things You Should Know When Comparing Quotes”) and selecting a contractor with a long operating history.  It goes without saying that cheap work is the most expensive of all.

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