Top 10 Roofing Contractor Myths

Top 10 Roofing Contractor Myths

There are many myths floating around about roofing contractors. Some people think that all contractors are the same, while others believe that they can do the job themselves and don’t need to hire a professional. In this blog post, we will dispel some of the most common roofing contractor myths and give you a better idea of what to look for when hiring one. Stay safe and protect your home by reading on!

“I’ll Be Able To Do The Roof Myself”

Many people think they can do a better job doing their own roofing project, but the truth is that it’s not as simple as watching a DIY video and following those steps. A successful roofing project requires knowledge of building codes, installation techniques, weather patterns that affect roofs and a thorough understanding of home construction. You should hire a reputable contractor to ensure that your home gets the quality workmanship it deserves – if hired correctly this could save you thousands of dollars in repair bills down the road!

“One Contractor Will Cost Less Than Another”

Just because one roofing contractor charges less don’t mean they will provide lower quality services or products. In fact, it may just be the opposite. A contractor that charges less may not have insurance, which could lead to financial issues or even lawsuits if there are any accidents during the project. On the other hand, a reputable contractor will have liability and workers’ compensation coverage so they can protect themselves from potential mishaps as well as their customers.

“Contractors Don’t Need To Provide Warranties”

Yes, some contractors do work without providing a warranty, but this is never a good idea for homeowners because it means you’re taking all of the risk! At best, these contractors will fix any damage caused by their shoddy work free of charge – but you should be able to expect them to refund your money instead of fixing their mistakes over and over again until you’re satisfied. If a contractor doesn’t provide a warranty, it’s important to hire one that does so you don’t have to continue paying for faulty workmanship or repairs.

“The Material Costs Will Be The Same At Every Contractor”

Like we’ve mentioned before, not all contractors are equal and this definitely shows in their product selections as well as the prices they charge. Some might use cheaper materials because they can cut corners and still make a healthy profit – but these could end up costing you more money due to increased damage from water leaks and poor insulation. A reputable contractor should be happy to show you samples of different roofing shingles and warranties on their products, as this is an indication that they only offer top quality materials.

“The Company I Bought My Roofing Shingles From Is The Best”

Just because you purchased roofing materials from a reputable building supply store doesn’t mean they will choose the best contractor to handle your project. This decision should be based on your research and knowledge of different contractors in your town, not just their prices or sales pitches. It’s important that you trust who is doing the work on your home – if something goes wrong it could cost you more money than hiring someone new to fix the problems!

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“Good Contractors Aren’t Cheap”

There may be some truth behind this myth if you’re choosing between two equally qualified contractors (in which case price shouldn’t factor into your decision). However, if you’re choosing between a cheaper option and someone with better materials or an outstanding warranty – go with the more expensive contractor! It’s better to pay more for high quality work or materials than have to keep fixing shoddy workmanship.

“Sloped Roofs Are Only Built On New Homes”

Most contractors will tell you that sloped roofs can only be used on new home construction projects because they require so much labor. This isn’t always the case! A reputable roofing contractor should be able to build a sloped roof onto an existing home as long as they are willing to take some extra time doing some minor tweaks to meet building codes. Because of this myth, many homeowners end up paying thousands of dollars less by having a sloped roof included in their renovation plans.

“All Contractors are Insured”

Not all contractors have the necessary resources or coverage to provide proper liability and workers’ compensation insurance – which means you might be responsible for any injuries or damage done to your property during renovations! To avoid taking on this unnecessary risk, make sure your contractor has liability insurance as well as proof of workers’ compensation before signing off on any project. You can also ask about bonding if you want added protection against damage caused by faulty workmanship.

“Roofing is Just Shingles”

A roof really does much more than just sit above our heads and keep us dry after it rains – its main purpose is to protect the home from temperature fluctuations and weathering. This means different types of roofs are better suited for different climates – if you live in a region with heavy snowfall, make sure the contractor uses special roofing materials intended for colder climates instead of shingles!

“Most Roofers Know More Than One Type Of Roof”

A few years ago, contractors may have claimed to know multiple types of roofs but it’s fair to say that most only really understand the mechanics behind one or two main kinds. If your contractor mentions anything about flat roofs or single-ply membranes, they’re probably not familiar enough with more complex systems like SBS/TPO, modified bitumen, metal panels, concrete tiles etc.… which could put you at risk if something goes wrong!

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen