How Much is Too Much to Pay a Roofing Company for a New Roof?

A true story about a roofing contractor charging $15,000 more than Signature Roofing, Inc. company

A majority of homeowners hire a roofing company once or twice in a lifetime. Since a new roof isn’t something you buy every day, how much to pay for a roof can be a mystery. Roofing company quotes can vary by thousands of dollars.

Homeowners face overpaying roofing contractors for a roof other roofing companies would install for less. They also face roofing contractors who underbid other roofing companies, but cut corners on roofing materials or work quality to keep costs down.

It doesn’t have to be this way when you’re hiring a roofing contractor. One homeowner can attest to that personally. He accepted a $32,000 roofing quote from a well-known Bay Area roofing company. The homeowner felt the roofing quote was a little on the high end, but had no other roofing estimates for comparison.

The homeowner asked a few neighbors which roofing company they’d used for their roofing. We have several roofing projects in this particular neighborhood so our name came up. He called Signature Roofing, Inc. company and asked if the other roofer had given him a fair price.

George Belden, Signature Roofing, Inc. company owner, knows this area well and knew immediately the roofing company had inflated the roofing quote. In fact, this homeowner was being overcharged by $15,000. George gave the homeowner a Signature Roofing, Inc. estimate the next day and the other agreement was cancelled.

This tale of two roofing company estimates isn’t only about a homeowner almost spending $15,000 more than he had to or the fact that he ended up with a better roof and warranty…

It’s about finding a roofing company you can trust. Signature Roofing, Inc. could’ve marked up the roofing quote and still saved the homeowner thousands compared to the other company’s estimate. George could’ve tacked on unnecessary bells and whistles. Additional material or clean up fees could’ve been charged. But that’s not how Signature Roofing, Inc. does business.

You’ll never know what a fair roofing estimate is until you get several from different roofing contractors. Get a roofing estimate! Get two roofing quotes. Heck, get three roofing estimates. Compare the roofing quotes against other Bay Area roofing contractors’ pricing, quality, warranty and workmanship.

Just look at the pricing, look at the roofing materials used and look at the professionalism of the quote. You’ll quickly know which roofing contractor to choose.

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