Seems simple enough right?
It seems like every residential roofing contractor business proclaims they fit the bill and are the best of the best. You will immediately hear all the reasons why they are the best and sales tactics will fly like fireworks on the 4th of July. If you’re like most homeowners it can begin to feel pretty uncomfortable and uneasy to make a decision.
There are thousands of roofing companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. This is primarily because there are millions of homes in the thirteen counties that make up the greater DFW metroplex. Our region also sees some of the most consistent severe weather, including high wind and hail, with each years storm season. This leads to a consistently high demand to replace shingle roofs on homes that have been damaged or deteriorated.
Storm chasers from out of state and fly by night roofers love the prospects of a homeowner that has little experience with what’s involved with their restoration projects needs. After all, most homeowners may be tasked with hiring a contractor to replace a shingle roof only a time or two, with many every year being faced with the responsibility for the first time.
Most contractors representing themselves as roofers are capable of simply removing and replacing shingles. The downside is that the industry is plagued with roofers that often place profit before anything else. There are many ways to cut corners in delivering a residential roof replacement project that even totally capable contractors fall in to putting profits before their customer. So how are you to know if everything was done right? Next year when we see high winds again will your roof perform as designed. If your roof was to leak the next time there is a big storm will the contractor respond in a timely manner and resolve the issue with the same level of enthusiasm as they had when selling you on choosing them for your project?
During your roofs installation the smallest details like the number of nails used in each individual shingle is very, very important. Using a nail less per shingle is viewed by some low quality installers as a way to save a few minutes time and a few dollars more of profit. Sound ridiculous? It is, but it happens every day. Cutting corners on proper installation can save a contractor a few hundred dollars and boost their profit by the same. All the while they have installed a roof that may look fine to the untrained eye, but the overall performance and longevity is cut in half or more.