When comparing roofing estimates, be sure you compare apples to apples.
Cambridge Roofing is committed to giving you the best roofing products and services for your dollar. It may make our price look higher than other companies, but in the long run this simply is not true. We intend on being around for many years to come and we strive to offer a job which we can stand behind and truly take pride in.
The NRCA reported that 85% of roofing contractors go out of business within a period of 2 years. As a result, a huge percentage of these firms may have changed their names in recent years to avoid problems and failures which they refuse to deal with. Commonly, they lack proper offices and may operate out of their truck. Some companies lack properly paid or experienced employees. Liability insurance and Workers Compensation coverage are often not in place, and many roofs don't uphold the proper safety standards, which is against the law. Such companies are not afraid to make their roofing estimates appear cheaper by cutting corners along the way.
You will notice in most quotations that we provide products such as Ice & Water Shield underlay, Shingle-Mate underlay, and Lifetime shingles. These products may cost slightly more, but the long term benefits and savings to you are greatly increased, as is your peace of mind. Using these products also allows us to give you a better warranty. Almost all trusted experts agree about the importance of a good underlayment system, so don't believe those who say you do not need it. Let’s do it right!
Only 3% of all roofing contractors are granted GAF's top status, Master Elite. We are the only contractor in Cambridge with this status and one of only 3 contractors in the entire Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, and Brantford areas. Not only does this allow us to give you better warranties and services, it is also a wonderful vote of confidence directly from the manufacturer themselves.
Cambridge Roofing strongly advises all homeowners to do their homework when choosing a roofing contractor. Ask friends and family for references, check the Better Business Bureau against complaints, ask for proof of proper insurances, and always perform all agreements in writing. Don't extend down payments for the job and don't pay until the job is fully completed to your satisfaction. We appreicate the opportunity to provide this quotation on your home and even if you choose a different contractor, we hope that we have helped your decision with the important information and advice above.