It’s no secret that a new roof is a significant expense, which is why it makes perfect sense to try and find ways to save money — whether upfront or down the line — without compromising quality and long-term performance. In today’s post, State Roofing shares on how to save money on your next roofing installation.
Don’t Choose the Lowest Bid
It may sound counterintuitive, but you are more likely to end up saving some money by not choosing the roofer with the lowest bid or estimate. In the renovation and building industry, the saying “you pay for what you get” certainly applies, as building products like roofing materials, as well as the labor costs, are priced competitively.
Unusually low offers from unscrupulous contractors are possible because they’ll cut down costs where possible — low quality roofing, hiring unskilled or untrained installers, and having barely any warranty coverage. You may save on the initial installation costs, but you’d be more likely to spend more money down the line as the roof starts developing problems caused by inferior materials and poor installation, both of which wouldn’t be doing your insurance premiums any favors.
Choose Features That Can Boost Your Home’s Value
Even if you’re not considering selling your home, a boost in your home’s value has benefits that can lead to savings. If you are still paying for your home, a residential roof installation can help decrease your mortgage insurance loan-to-value ratio, which can help reduce your premiums or even cancel future installments. Another benefit of an increase in home value is that you can be approved for lower homeowners’ insurance premiums.
Consider Features That Can Lead to More Savings
The right roofing features can result in even more savings:
- Energy savings. Addressing roof insulation issues and choosing roofing with ENERGY STAR® ratings can result in energy savings.
- Repair cost savings. Even with homeowners’ insurance and warranty coverage, roof repairs are not 100% free due to out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles and cost of temporary accommodations. Roofing systems with high wind, fire and impact resistance ratings can help mitigate such costs.
- Maintenance costs. Roofing systems with low maintenance requirements have correspondingly lower professional maintenance costs.
If you’re ready to invest in a new asphalt shingle or metal roofing system, give our team at State Roofing a call at (360) 794-7164. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Seattle, WA and the surrounding communities.