Since I was a little girl I remember hearing my Mother repeat this advice and wonder what it meant. Now that I am a wee bit older and hopefully a lot smarter I finally understand what this phrase means. Being a home owner and business owner I deal with lots of financial decisions that require me to weigh all the options before agreeing to the purchase. Unfortunately, I have made many mistakes because I was anxious to save a buck or two. Some of the decisions were good but most were not when the price was the biggest consideration. With life experience to reflect back on, I now make these decisions with price in mind but value, quality and integrity at the top of my list.
Every now and then Brian gets approached by a homeowner looking for the cheapest bid for their roofing project. Brian will politely explain that we are never the cheapest and that usually ends the conversation. It's not that we are out to over charge our customers it's just that our first priority is to help our customer choose the best roofing system for their home. Through Brian's many years as a roofer then, roofing contractor he knows the best quality materials and preferred methods of installation.
A large portion of our customers have insurance that covers their roof claim. We use the same computer program to write your estimate as the insurance company uses to generate your claim. Getting the cheapest bid for your roof only saves your insurance company money, not you.
It is truly in your best interest to choose a roofing company that you trust because they have a good reputation and has been personally referred to you. Your roof protects your most valuable asset, why risk it with a roof system that isn't the best quality just to save a buck or two?
Your mother is a wise person. Good article!
- Marnie, July 27, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
I agree, she has given me lots of good advice over the years! Thanks for reading.
- Kirsten Land, July 27, 2011 @ 8:24 pm