Why do Roof Replacement Quotes Vary So Much?

What does it mean if roofing quotes are very different? There are positive reasons why companies charge more, and it may be in your best interest to embrace the higher quote of a 5 Star roofing company. What should you ask your roofing contractor to know you’re getting the best roofing value during a quote?

Armour Shield Roofing strongly discourages homeowners from going up and down ladders or doing repairs on their roofs. The accidents and fatalities sustained by untrained individuals are tragic and avoidable by calling a professional roofing contractor.

Roofing quotes between companies change for reasons that you may not understand; product quality, obtaining or not obtaining licenses, permits and insurance, and the training and experience of the employees, the contractor’s integrity and the existence of the business’s financial pressures.

 


You should always ask family and friends for their roofing referral. Google your local roofing companies, read their websites and reviews and contact three of these companies for quotes.

This Ontario government page offers tips to avoid roofer scams and how best to research references.

You can also read these blog posts to learn more about the processes of quotes:

‘What Should be in An Accurate Roofing Quote?’

‘How Many Roofing Quotes Should I Get?’


 

 

Which factors are likely to affect pricing differences between companies for similar work?

 A contractor’s financial stress leads to poor business choices that affect your project: A young business to ramp up quickly. In some instances, a compromise of using inferior-quality supplies or lessening the work time offsets their lower quote. Starting a business is one of the hardest things one will ever do.

Holding onto that business beyond a few years is even more challenging. And sometimes, especially when a person isn’t following a business model and feels desperate, that company will offer a discount to get out of a financial jam. Not surprisingly, 90% of business start-ups fail due to money issues.

‘8 out of 10 roofing businesses aren’t following a business model. If their trucks break down and don’t allow for the cost of their insurance or truck repairs, it becomes a stress point that can’t help but influence a necessity to take shortcuts.

That is why so many roofing companies go out of business. Clients will lose out on any warranty work in the future.’ – Assaad Eldik of Armour Shield Roofing of London, Ontario.

 

On the Reboot Podcast, episode #146 – The Cost of Failure, host Jerry Colonna speaks with author and Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann about how easily business ventures fail; ‘…and so, the difficult job of building a successful company is doing something that has meaning, and actually doing it well’ – Jerry Colonna

 

 

Labour costs vary depending on their employees’ experience and certification:

Companies should charge a higher rate for their more experienced and product-certified roofers. Armour Shields’ complete team is installation-certified for IKO, CertainTeed, and BP roofing products.

Working from Heights training may add more to your quote: Roofers who have obtained their training through a government-approved company have learned valuable lessons about working safely on ladders and roofs while carrying heavy materials.

 

 

Subcontracting some of the work out to less-skilled workers lowers a company’s labour costs:

A company should always only employ their team to do all roofing project work. Saving money using unlicensed, uninsured, and possibly untrained workers adds to the possibility of mistakes outside of regulatory control.

 

 

Different provinces and municipalities require additional permits and licenses. Often, a financially strained company will save money by not taking out the proper work permits which, can mean a fine for you if challenged:

A proper work permit adds to your roofing quote total, but it should always be obtained: Ask to see the work permit for the project being performed on your property. Often, a financially strained company will save money by not taking out the proper work permits which, can mean a fine for you if challenged.

It is incumbent upon you to discover the requirements for licensing and permits in your area. Armour Shield Roofing shows you all of the licences and permits required at the time of your work quote.

 

 

There are different levels of insurance coverage available. A good roofing company will always have the appropriate insurance for the project:

Liability insurance is the most typical insurance a roofing company can obtain. Insurance provided by the roofing company means you are not responsible for any accidents that may occur to the roofing team while they’re working on your property. If a company does not have insurance, you should obtain it through your insurance provider.

 

 

All of this explains why an excellent reputation is the only way to build a trustworthy and in-demand business.

Armour Shield Roofing has been in business since 1996, from which time they have proudly never received one complaint.

Armour Shield has an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and won their 2012 Business Integrity Award, acquiring the finalist position for two other years.

Please feel confident using us in the London ON area for any of your roofing-associated projects.

 

Please call Armour Shield Roofing at (519) 858 5044 or use our Contact Form.

When you need to replace the roof on your home, you need to do your research. Perhaps that’s what brought you to this website in the first place. However, knowing how to choose the best roofing company comes before you research them. 

Armour Shield Roofing strongly discourages homeowners from going up and down ladders or doing repairs on their roofs. The accidents and fatalities sustained by untrained individuals are tragic and avoidable by calling a professional roofing contractor. 

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