Friday, May 29, 2015

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing a New Roof

When it comes to major purchases like a Lake of the Ozarks roof, you want to ensure you're making the right decision. You want to make sure your money is being well spent and your new roof will last for years to come. Here are 5 of the most common mistakes that homeowners can make when purchasing a new roof:

1. Purchasing and Installing Yourself.


While you can purchase roofing materials from the local Lowes or Home Depot, some jobs are better left to the professionals. Your roof is the one thing protecting the entire contents of your house from the outside elements. Do you really want to risk it by trying to install a roof yourself? With so many structural concerns and roof ventilation requirements, not to mention safety issues, a lot can go wrong with a DIY roof installation. Leave it up to the professionals at Above & Beyond Roofing to get the job done right!

2. Shopping Around for Lowest Price.


When it comes to a getting a new roof, choosing the lowest bid isn't always the smartest option. Think about why that bid is lower than the others and remember that you get what you pay for. Don't compromise quality for price, especially with something as important as your roof. Make sure that you know everything that is included in your quote, from materials to service and removal of the old roof. Purchasing a roof is not a decision that should be made in a hurry. Take the time to compare quotes, research companies and decide on the type of roof you want.

3. Not Asking About Warranties.


With all the details involved in getting a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, one thing often overlooked is the warranties. A new roof is a large investment and you want to make sure you're covered if something goes wrong, with either the materials or installation. Reputable contractors will use materials from manufacturers that fully warranty their products from defects. In addition, they should also provide a warranty on their installation services.

4. Not Following Up on References.


While many companies will provide references of their work, it is important that you actually follow up on them. A reputable roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks will welcome the opportunity for you to talk to their past customers and will be delighted to show off their good work. Don't just assume the references provided will be good, go ahead and check them out. You should also consider checking with the Better Business Bureau, local area Chambers and other reputable sources for recommendations of the company.

5. Not Checking Insurance Coverage.


While all businesses need to carry insurance, the roofing industry, with all its dangers, needs to be at the top of the list for having insurance. Check the insurance of each roofing company you're considering hiring. The company should carry both workers compensation and liability insurance. Due to the challenges of working on a roof, the insurance required can be costly. Some companies cut corners and do not carry the proper insurance for this reason.

By steering clear of these mistakes, you'll avoid dissatisfaction and avoid having to replace your roof again. Since roofing is a much larger investment than your typical home maintenance project, it's important that you receive reputable service from a Lake of the Ozarks roofing company like us! Contact Above & Beyond Roofing today at 573-302-0354 to request a free roofing quote at Lake of the Ozarks!

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