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Hiring a Virginia Beach Area Roofing Contractor: Why You Shouldn’t Hire Based on Price Alone

Hiring a Virginia Beach Area Roofing Contractor: Why You Shouldn’t Hire Based on Price Alone

When you need a new roof, the temptation is to give the job to the Virginia Beach roofing contractor with the lowest bid. While price is certainly one factor to consider, it’s not the only thing you should base your decision on.

The quality of roofing materials varies greatly, so you need to know that your contractor is going to use premium roofing materials.

Here’s why:


That “cheap” roof is probably going to have to be replaced much sooner than a quality roof. That means you’re going to end up paying more in the long run because your roof isn’t going to last as long.


Aside from the quality of the asphalt shingles, roofers who try to undercut every other contractor’s prices have to find ways to keep their costs down. Some of the methods they use include:

  • Using a flimsy underlayment that does nothing to protect your home from leaks
  • Reusing old materials such as underlayment and drip edge
  • Installing low quality shingles than cannot stand up to heavy wind and rain (this is particularly problematic in climates where storms are frequent)
  • Using four nails instead of six, which is the number manufacturer’s require in order for their warranties to be valid
  • Hiring unskilled labor

All of those shortcuts mean one thing: A flimsy roof that will not provide the performance you expect.

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

Now that you know the dangers of hiring based on price alone, the next step is knowing what to look for in a roofing contractor.

Locally Owned
Fly-by-night Virginia Beach roofing contractors are common—particularly after a storm. Look for a locally owned business that has an established reputation in the community.

Use of Premium Brands
The roofing contractor should list some of the brands they use on their website. Look for trusted brands with a reputation for standing behind their work with impressive warranties.

Positive Reviews
The best way to know what kind of results and service to expect from a roofing contractor is to see what other customers have said about their work. Browse their reviews before making a decision.

BBB Accreditation
This means the business adheres to BBB’s code of business practices and makes an effort to resolve any customer complaints.

Bayview Exteriors LLC checks all of those boxes—and we also offer our premium roofing services at a surprisingly affordable price. Don’t settle for an inferior roof that can’t protect your home. Choose our family-owned business and enjoy the value you want and the exceptional quality you need.

Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a free consultation and accurate cost estimate. Call 757.461.1300 or fill out our online contact form to get started.

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