This is something that many of us say to ourselves everyday in our shopping. This is especially a question we ask ourselves when we need something big either done or to purchase and the big question is usually what makes our decision and sometimes we may regret it.
The fact of the matter is there can be so many different outcomes to every decision when we ask ourselves, is cheaper better? What am I getting for paying a cheaper price? Is the quality the same?
When it comes to big purchases like repairing or replacing your roof, you are definitely going to ask yourself this question. Sometimes you may also go with the cheaper contractor and sometimes you may seriously regret it and end up spending more money to fix what they didn’t do. So lets look into the big question “Is Cheaper Better?”.
The one thing you need to consider that is the most important question you should ask before cost is “Does this roofing contractor have a license and the necessary insurance coverage in case there is a incident?” This is your number one. Why?
First reason, if they do not have a license to work then you are not going to have any luck reaching them again if there is a problem as well as if you have any reason to get compensated for a huge mess up. What if they do something wrong? There are so many ways that a non legitmate contractor can skim homeowners and cause a problem that the homeowner ends up having pay to do again. Simple mistakes can be avoided when using a reputable roofing contractor.
The second reason is if this contractor has no workers compensation or liability insurance to cover injuries to workers, guess who can be sued for that? Yes you.
Because a contractor may not have a license which means no liability or workman's comp, they have less cost to cover, but is that worth the lower cost of the possiblity that something goes wrong even if it doesn't happen right away? Many contractors that do not have a legitimate businesses usually disappear with no way to reach them if you need to. So for a cheaper price is your quality of work going to be the same as a professional and experienced roofer? When you go to find a contractor for your home projects, you need to first get the answer to these two questions and you may even ask for proof of this.
It is very risky to hire someone that you cannot find information on. Most all businesses report to the Better Business Bureau and you can find information on that company/person in some way. If you come across a contractor that you cannot find any history on and no proof on license and insurance, then you hiring them because they are cheaper which can mean possible issues that you can be responsible for. Do your research and make sure you are getting what you paid for.