Your roof informs curb appeal, protects against wind and weather, and can even improve energy efficiency. In other words: a new roof is too important of a job to simply give it to the lowest bidder.

When talking about saving on roofing, that doesn’t mean getting the rock-bottom price; it means getting the best possible value for your money and lowering lifetime cost. (Learn more about upfront vs. lifetime cost.)

Choose a Fully Licensed Contractor

Have you seen those signs nailed up on a telephone pole promising a new roof of any size for $1999? You can bet that $1999 that the roofer who advertises via illegally placed flyers is not a Class A contractor. For some jobs, it might be OK to choose a less qualified contractor, but not for roofing.

The reason choosing a qualified contractor is so important to overall savings is that shoddy workmanship on a roof very often necessitates calling out another roofing company to fix the issues. Since most won’t notice a roofing issue until there is a leak or other problem, by the time a homeowner calls for service there is a good chance that secondary damage has already occurred.

Take Advantage of Financing

Many homeowners have difficulty budgeting for a quality roof replacement. For some, this leads to high-interest financing. Instead, work through a reputable roofing company to secure financing with fair interest rates and low monthly payments that suit your budget.

Understand Your Warranty

One of the best ways to save on roofing issues is to take advantage of your warranty, but first you have to understand it. When you have an issue, the first thing you should do is see if the repair will be covered by your warranty. If so, you’ve just saved yourself the cost of a repair.

Remember that many roofs come with a warranty that lasts—even if only in part—for decades. Make sure to keep your warranty papers where you can find them. If you can’t put your hands on them, reach out to your contractor. (Learn more about understanding your roofing warranty.)

Don’t Put Off a Needed Replacement

This is one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make. Here’s the deal: You can’t do anything about a storm that comes through and damages your roof, but you can do something about roofing issues caused by neglect or by ignoring signs that it’s time for a replacement. Plus, if your roof is in poor shape when a storm does blow through, you’re much more likely to sustain damage due to leaking than if your roof was in top shape.

If your roof is more than 10 years old or if you’ve needed repairs in the past, contact Integrity Roofing for a free roofing consultation. We’re highly reviewed, Class-A contractors that provide competitive pricing and attractive financing on premium GAF roofing systems. Give us a call today at 757-500-8568 or fill out our online contact form now.

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