What To Look For In Roofing Bids
Whenever anyone buys a new product, car, boat, suit of clothes, even a new roof, they usually ask themselves two distinct questions.
- Is this the right product to buy?
- Am I paying too much for it as compared to someone else’s price?
But no matter what the purchase, the average person always has a question lingering in the back of their minds, and that is, can I get away with buying this product cheaper and what are the pros and con’s surrounding a cheaper version of an expensive product. Most consumers are price conscious whenever they make a purchase, but price usually doesn’t get in the way of value. Most consumers also don’t start off asking for the cheapest product for sale either. When was the last time you visited an automotive dealership and started the conversation off with, “I want the cheapest car you sell”? Probably never.
A prudent buyer usually does their homework on prices, selection and availability before making a decision, especially one as important as purchasing a new roof installation. Buying five figure products like a new car or a new roof isn’t an impulse purchase, especially if you plan on getting many years of service out of the product. There is no shame in trying to save as much money as you can on any of these expensive items, just be careful you don’t make an even worse mistake of buying an inferior product that will cost you thousands of the dollars in the long run not to mention time, and aggravation.
So, what do you do when you need a new roof installation, but just don’t want to spend a lot of money on it?
What is Too Good to Be True?
When it comes to buying any product the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” is usually spot on. Roofing comes in all different types of materials, prices and unfortunately installation techniques that can be employed. So, when you are lining-up your bids and one contractor is pricing your job thousands of dollars under the next competitor, there are a few things you are likely to encounter:
- Poor shingle layering
- Very low-quality materials that aren’t priced to last
- Hasty installation that skips right past the details that keep a roof’s warranty good
- Hidden costs tacked to the bill after you’ve already committed
- Detected damage to the underlining roof structure but not corrected
This doesn’t mean there are not ways to save money on a new roof installation. An exceptional roofing contractor will work with you and your budget without having to cut corners or value.
Let’s Start Off with Value for the Money
Architectural shingles are by far the best value for the money especially in Florida. Designed to be layered they are an asphalt shingle on a fiberglass mat. The main difference between cheaper 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles is that they have two laminated layers of fiberglass instead of just one.
This style of shingles is:
- Two laminated layers of fiberglass instead of only one
- Designed to be more durable especially in Florida climates
- Designed to withstand winds as high as 150 mph
- Adds extra insulation to help keep your home cooler
- Comes with a 50-year warranty-Duration Series Shingles
- SureNail technology employed with products manufactured by Owens Corning
50 years! That means you’re getting double the roof life for only a fraction of the cost. That’s a lot more for the upgrade. That also means extra value and life for your roof.
Asphalt is America’s favorite roofing material for a one very good reason: regardless of which style is in your budget, you know this type of roof will last the way it says it will.
Honest Bids and Honest Installations
If you are looking for the cheapest roofing product and not concerned with the level of installation used, we at Sunrise Roofing are not the company for you. We pride ourselves on offering only the best products and installation services found anywhere, in Florida or the country for that matter. We have over 25 years of experience as a general contractor and roofing contractor and we stand behind every job we complete. We will never offer you the cheapest roof, so if you’re looking for the lowest bid, we’re not the right contractors for you to choose.
Why? Because we want our work to last, and we know what other contractors are willing to do, to get the job and that is not why we are in business. Our team of expert installers refuse to cut corners and undercut your installation, and we always go the extra mile to make sure your home is protected to the fullest degree.
We only use quality roofing materials and our word is our bond. Just like you, we want that peace-of-mind that comes with knowing our roofs will stand up to any storm- whether it’s an architectural shingle, metal or tile roof.