The Truth About A Cheap Roof

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How cheap is a lower-priced roof?


Here is the problem: What do most people want from a new roof or repair? No leaks. No need for repairs. No early replacement. That’s what most people want. But what most people get is something very different.

Think about this: more than 80% of the roofs we are called out to repair were installed by someone else less than 10 years ago. The reason? The roofer cut corners on installation to give the customer a low price.

Truth is… the most expensive roof you will ever buy is the one that needs to be replaced or repaired early.

That’s why Scro’s Roofing Company is the #1 choice in quality residential roofing. We guarantee that no one can install your new roof the way the manufacturer designed it to be installed like we can. We follow all the manufacture specifications exactly as printed on the bundles. Our entire staff is trained and closely monitored to adhere to the all installation specifications. We use the best of all the cutting edge best rated products on all of our new roofs.  Read our apples to apples Blog.

Here’s what far too many homeowners have discovered:

The most expensive roof you can buy is the one that has to be repaired or replaced early.

A roof is not cheap. Even a cheaply installed one costs thousands of dollars at today’s prices. But a roof that doesn’t last or perform as promised is even more expensive.

Roofing prices are soaring along with the price of oil. Any roof you replace at today’s dollars could easily cost two to three times as much in just a few years. That means you don’t want to have to touch a roof again after you have invested in replacing it.

Here’s a frightening fact: More than 80% of the roofs we are called out to repair were installed by someone else less than 10 years ago. In almost all of those cases, the homeowner chose a “cheaper” roof option and suddenly discovered leaks or other problems that should not have occurred for decades. That just added significantly to the real cost of that roof.

The fact is that roofing materials cost what they cost. A cheap roofer who thinks he has to compete with a lower price can only beat that quality roofer’s price by cutting corners. They have to use cheaper materials that don’t perform as well, they don’t install everything the way they should, or they just don’t do what they promised. We see it all the time.

  • They use cheap underlayment that doesn’t protect your home, when water gets behind the shingles (which happens regularly even with the best shingles).
  • They re-use old drip edge, underlayment, or other materials that cannot protect your home against leaks.
  • They use lower quality shingles that don’t hold up to weather as well.
  • They only use three or four nails instead of the five or six nails that top manufacturers demand in order to get the full warranty on their product.
  • They use untrained people who cost less, but don’t know how to install a roof to last.
  • They hire sub contractors and pay them by the square which means the faster the install your new roof, the more money they make.
  • They carry the minimum of insurance required of a roofing contractor, which is not enough insurance to cover any serious accident, leaving the homeowner responsible for medical or property bills even though it was the contractor’s fault.
  • Here is a big one! The sub contractor working on your home might not even have the proper insurance policies in place, that’s a really bad situation!
Choosing a cheap roof can easily cost you far more than the original cost of the roof.

Is it worth it to you to take that Risk?