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The Pros and Cons of Cheapest vs. Premium Roofing Services

October , 2023 | 5 min. read

By Nicole Corson

Are you struggling to decide between choosing the cheapest or a premium roofing service?

It can be tough to know what to do, especially when you're on a budget. After all, who doesn't love a good bargain? But at the same time, you may not want to sacrifice quality or your peace of mind for the sake of saving a few bucks.

We understand it can frustrating looking for answers and not knowing who you can trust. But don't worry, you're not alone.

At RoofCrafters, we've been helping homeowners with their roofing needs for over three decades. One of the most common questions we get is whether it's worth it to splurge on premium or upgraded roofing materials or go with a cheaper option. So we want to share our 30 years of experience on the subject with you.

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In this article, we're going to tackle this question head-on. We'll give you an honest and transparent look at the pros and cons of both cheap and premium roofing services. So that by the end, hopefully, you'll have a better understanding of which option is right for you.

Let's get started by discussing the cheapest roofing services.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cheap Roofing Services


As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." And when it comes to cheap roofing services, the same rule generally applies. On the one hand, it's easy to see the appeal of saving money upfront. You get the problem solved quickly and for less money. A new, leak-free roof can be a great relief if you've been dealing with persistent roof leak issues.

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Let's take a look at the list of pros and cons of cheap roofing services:

Pros of Cheap Roofing Services

  • Save money upfront
  • Get the problem solved quickly
  • Enjoy a new, leak-free roof

Cons of Cheap Roofing Services

  • Substandard materials
  • Less warranty coverage
  • Issues due to faulty materials or workmanship
  • Expensive repairs out of pocket
  • Poor service
  • Poor communication
  • Premature roof failure

So, even if you have an investment property, a flip house, or you are selling your home. And your agent has recommended that you get a new roof. We don't recommend going the cheap route. At RoofCrafters we believe in creating good karma and doing to others how we would want to be done.

Don't put a cheap roof on and sell the house. It's just bad juju!

Now let's take a look at going the premium route.

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The Pros and Cons of Premium Roofing Services


Ah, premium roofing services. It's like getting a platinum package added to your new car. Sure, it costs more, but you're getting the best of the best. And when it comes to your roof, you want the best.

Especially when it's storming, right?


But with any premium service, there are also some downsides to consider. So let's take a look at the pros and cons of choosing a premium roofing service for your home.

Pros of Premium Roofing Services

  • High-quality materials
  • Manufacturer-backed warranty
  • Quality assurance
  • Good communication and customer service
  • Professional experience
  • Post-production services
  • Peace of mind

Cons of Premium Roofing Services

  • More expensive upfront
  • Longer lead times for installation
  • Feeling you could have got the same for less

You can enjoy high-quality materials, a manufacturer-backed warranty, and peace of mind. By knowing that your roof is here to last. If you don't have the cash on hand most reputable companies offer financing.

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Which Roofing Company Should I Hire? Cheapest or Value Driven


Let's face it: no one prepares for a roof repair or replacement. How are you supposed to know when your roof is getting ready to spring a leak? Or become the final resting place for your neighbor's Oak tree? The simple fact is that sometimes, necessary roof work is good a catching you off guard.

Although you may be in the dark about what future damages your roof may hold. You don't have to be unprepared when choosing the most suitable roofing company for you.

With these simple pros and cons lists. You can compare what's in store for you when hiring the premium option of products and services vs. one that's on the cheaper side of the spectrum.

Our family at RoofCrafters has been helping educate homeowners for over 30 years. Look we know we're not a good fit for everyone. But at the end of the day, we still want what's best for every homeowner. That is... a roof that'll protect you and your family and that'll last you for many years to come. 

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.