This is a huge topic of debate among homeowners and roofing contractors throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area. However, there is phrase that I am going to use throughout this blog that should drop the mike on all who appose. “If the contractor is not installing the roofing shingles with his own back and two hands, then he cannot honestly say which shingle is the best. Period. End of Story.
Sadly, most contractor opinions are based on making more profit or what they have been told to say.
That’s right…If a contractor that you area dealing with is recommending shingle products that are not either Owens Corning or GAF, then they are attempting to push a less quality material onto you just so they can make a bigger profit.
It’s all about the money! Insurance companies pay homeowners more then enough money to upgrade their roof system to a Lifetime Owens corning shingle. The problem are greedy contractors. They just don’t want to give up any of the profit in the job by doing the right thing for you. Most contractors could care less about long term protection because they are only giving homeowners a 2 to 5 year labor warranty on their work. Why worry about giving a homeowner a great shingle if you are only on the warranty hook for a couple years.
WE HAVE INSTALLED THEM ALL
I am the current president/CEO/Owner and Lead Installer of Honestroof.com and can tell you first hand that Owens Corning is the best shingle on the market today. GAF, has also been a very strong contender of Owens Corning and both are by far better then any other shingle manufactures out today. But, based on my hands on handling of all these products, OC just seems to last longer with less issues. Remeber, If the contractor is not installing the roofing shingles with his own back and two hands, he cannot honestly say which shingle is the best.
HANDS ON SHINGLE ROOF INSTALLATIONS
I have installed shingle roof systems with my own back and two hands since the age of 13. 30 years later, I am still handling these materials every single day. No one can tell you honestly which shingle is the best without handling the product and installing it themselves. “If the contractor is not installing the roofing shingles with his own back and two hands, then he cannot honestly say which shingle is the best, their opinion is about making more profit”
WE SPARE NO EXPENSE
We spare no expense when it comes to protecting your home. If you are filing an insurance claim, you should really use this as an opportunity to add value to your home while solving a few issues at the same time. HonestRoof.com stands behind all roof installations with a 20 Year Leak Free Labor Warranty Guarantee. We do not want any problems out of your roof, ever. Our customers can feel confident that all of the money they are paying us is going into their roof, and not into a sales-persons pocket. We use only the highest quality materials on the market today, based on hands on installations, not how much profit we can make.
THE PROOF IS IN THE WARRANTY
The average labor warranty in DFW against installation issues ranges between 2 to 5 years max. This information is being hidden within the fine print of the contractors estimate and covered up by openly advertising “LIFETIME WARRANTY”. What they are not telling the homeowner is that the Lifetime Warranty they are referring to is the “manufactures warranty” against the actual shingle product, not the labor or installation of the roof shingle. That means if the shingle were to go defective, the shingle manufacture would pay for its replacement, but only after backing out money for the years it has been on the roof. Shingle defects are extremely rare and virtually non-existent with the better shingle manufactures like Owens Corning.
ROOFS LEAK BECAUSE OF FAULTY INSTALLATIONS
95% of roof leaks reported throughout the DFW area each year are a result of poor or faulty installations, not storm damages. There is a reason that contractors are not willing to stand behind their work for more then 2 to 5 years. Its because they are not actually doing the work themselves. They are subcontracting the work out to crews after selling the job. They do not want to be held legally responsible for your roof for more then a couple of years. The labor warranty always gives away who is a real roof installer and who is just in it for the quick money.
TRUST THE INSTALLER NOT THE MIDDLEMAN
If you are about to have a new roof installed, save yourself the trouble of having to do this all over again in a few years, or even worse having to spend thousands in leak repairs, install an Owens Corning shingle by a real hands on roof installer. You will be glad you did.