Spring is the most popular time to get a new roof installed. But if you’re like most homeowners, you’re not sure what to do to get the process rolling. While finding an experienced Denver roof repair expert should be a no brainer, it’s not the only thing you should do. In fact, every time a new roof gets installed, there are some mistakes that homeowners make which can hinder the installation and make the roof cost more. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when installing a new roof.
Thinking You Can Do It Yourself
Roofing looks simple enough. After all, installing shingles is as easy as hammering in a few nails, right? Unfortunately, installing a roof takes more than just a few nails. It takes training and experience to do it correctly. When you do any type of DIY roof repair, you risk damaging the materials and the structure itself. And a damaged structure means increased risk of water leaks. Instead, leave it to the pros!
Not Comparing Quotes
New roofs are expensive. The average cost of a new roof is about $20,664
. This depends largely on the type of materials installed and the size of your home. But one thing can help save you money more than any other: getting estimates from different providers. Shop around, compare those estimates, and choose a company that offers a the right value for your money.
This means choosing a contractor based on what they can do for your home, not price alone. Remember, you get what you pay for with roof repairs and the lowest price often means shoddy workmanship.
Putting It Off
Once you get those quotes and see how much that new roof will cost, it’s tempting to put the job off for another season. This is where most homeowners get in trouble. Putting off roof replacements when they’re truly needed puts your home at risk for extensive water and storm damage. You could end up spending more on repairs than you would on the roof replacement itself.
Choosing Cheap Materials
Cheap materials may save you money up front, but they’re not the best option. As we said earlier, you get what you pay for. Cheap roofing materials are often low-quality options. This means they’ll break down more quickly and leave you with a damaged roof in need of replacement sooner than you’d like. Instead, invest in quality materials. Your contractor will recommend the best ones for your roof and can find something that fits your budget no matter what type of roof you have.
Save yourself the frustration of a leaky roof and get your new roof installed before the spring rains start in earnest. Our dedicated roofing contractors will work with you to find the highest quality materials at a price you can afford. We’ll do our best to install your roof quickly so you can get back to enjoying your home in comfort. Contact us online
or call (720) 309-9722 to schedule a free no-obligation estimate today.