Although some homeowners save up and plan for a new roof, sometimes the need comes up suddenly. When that happens, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest contractor around. Unfortunately, these cheap roofers are often unprotected by insurance, may not be a registered business, and will most likely cut corners.
Whatever roofer you hire, monitor their progress and make sure they aren’t doing the following things.
Some roofers use staples to fasten on new shingles. Stapling shingles is faster and cheaper. However, staples are also much less reliable. Florida is prone to severe weather conditions, including very strong winds that can blow off your shingles if they aren’t fastened down properly.
Skipping the Underlayment
Your roofing contractor might try to tell you that you don’t need an underlayment as part of your new roof installation. They do this because they are trying to keep the costs as low as possible so that they make as much money as possible and still be able to charge you less than other contractors.
The underlayment is necessary because it protects your home from mold, mildew, and water damage in the event that your roof becomes damaged from storms.
Using Previously Used Materials
Some roofers will try to cut corners by reusing roofing materials. Sometimes some of your old shingles might look almost like new, and the roofer might try to reuse these to cut down on the cost of materials and supplies, again putting more money in their pocket. Don’t let them get away with this. You are paying for a new roof, and it should be completely new in every way.
If you are needing a reputable and trustworthy roofing company to install a new roof on your home, contact us today for an estimate.