All homeowners want to get the best deal on their home improvement projects, especially big ones like a roof replacement. However, you shouldn’t solely focus on the bid price, and you need to ensure that you’re getting the best value for your money. In this post, Bone Dry Roofing – FL shares why you should watch out for low roofing bids.

Low Roofing Bids

You might get low-quality materials.  Some roofing contractors cut corners in the process in order to give you a low bid. They do this by including low-quality roofing materials and unskilled labor in their estimate, hoping that you don’t notice and instead focus on the low bid price. When you’re reviewing your roofing bids or estimates, you should pay close attention to the breakdown list, along with the bill of materials. This sheet should include all components that will be used for the roofing project, including the smallest components like nails or fasteners.

The part numbers and material descriptions should correlate to what you’ve discussed previously with your roofing contractor. Granted, words aren’t binding, but your estimate should accurately reflect what you’ve agreed upon so that you can get the most value out of your project. The material choices should be clearly indicated, along with the brand, style and color. Be sure to work with a licensed, skilled roofer to avoid these issues.

You might get a weak warranty. Nowadays, roofing manufacturers offer limited warranties with different levels of coverage. A contractor that offers you a suspiciously low bid probably has given you a basic warranty. This warranty doesn’t include coverage costs for tear-off and disposal, as well as a workmanship warranty. Remember that warranties are given for your peace of mind, so try to work with a contractor that will give you the best coverage on the market.

Bone Dry Roofing – Florida is your best choice when it comes to top-notch roof installation. Call us at 641-343-5622 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experts! We serve Sarasota and surrounding areas in FL.

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