Why You Should Hire a Small, Specialized Business Over a Roofing Contractor

By now you know that maintaining your roof is a priority. You can’t ignore it simply because you can’t see it. Even the smallest bit of damage can – will – lead to big problems if not addressed. 

Routine inspections, cleaning, and repairs (when warranted) will extend the life of your roof, saving you money long-term. The question then….

 

Who should you hire to care for your roof?

We’ll assume here that you have already decided (or realized) that while it can be a DIY activity, the risk, time, and experience (not to mention the tools and supplies) needed, is best left to the professionals.

That leaves you with a choice. You can opt to hire a general roofing contractor or a small business who only performs maintenance and repairs?

 

Go small. 

 

Eliza Dushku may have saidGo big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?”, but in this case, go small is the better choice.

 

It will be less expensive. Small overhead means lower prices. For roofing contractors, their primary service is re-roofing/roof replacement. It generally isn’t cost-effective for them to send out 1-2 person crews to handle small repairs. Unless they have a dedicated team for this work, that man-power is more profitable on bigger jobs.

It’s all a specialized, small-business does. That means two things:

  • There is no incentive to up-sell. We are small repair experts and only advise a new roof as a last resort. We can nurse an older roof a bit longer provided the integrity is still there. We’re here to maintain your roof giving you more time to save for the major expense. You are going to have to put on a new roof eventually, but repair and maintenance can extend the roof life and give homeowners more time.

    For roofing contractors, inspections, maintenance, and repairs are either part of the process for roof replacements or generally done as part of their customer service. It’s their side hustle. It’s how they generate income when re-roofing calls drop off.  

We’re more experienced. While a general contractor can spot and repair obvious damage, we’re likely more experienced in isolating leaks, identifying potential issues, and knowing how to deal with them….without the trial and error. We have more than 30 years experience finding and repairing leaks. We have 30 years of experience preventing bigger problems.

 

You’re supporting a local small business with close ties to the community and small businesses are the backbone of the economy. 

  • Small businesses create two-thirds of new jobs and deliver 43.5 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP). – Better Accounting
  • …an average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at small businesses in the U.S. stays in the local community.. – Businesswire

 

When it comes to roof repair and maintenance, go small.

Choose us. The schedule and inspection, a cleaning, or to set up a schedule to make sure you’re covered, contact us today.

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