Quarve Contracting
Thursday 14 July 2016

Money-Saving Tips on Your New Metal Roof

Posted by at 8:07 PM

We understand that homeowners in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area want to get the most value from their home remodeling dollars possible.   When it comes to home improvement projects, and especially an investment as important as a new metal roof, every homeowner wants to get a good deal, but not at the expense of quality.  A metal roof is a great way to add protection and value to your home by virtue of its unmatched durability and countless style and color choices. Because of the numerous options available, many metal roofs are made to order, but there can be big savings in buying existing inventory.  This brings us to the first point on our list of tips for saving you money on metal roofing.
  • Check into Existing Inventory

It's not uncommon for metal roofing manufacturers to produce more than they are able to sell in any given period. After having this stock sitting around for awhile, the manufacturer will want to get rid of it to make room for new product. Buying metal roofing directly from a vendor's inventory is the best way to get good pricing since you aren't asking them to make something new. Simply contact the supplier and inquire about current inventory and flash sales.

  • Be Prepared to Buy Right Away

Keep in mind that a manufacturer's discounted inventory won't last forever, so take advantage of sales as quickly as you can. In addition, customers who are prepared to buy immediately have more leverage on pricing than those who are simply shopping. When you find the right roofing at the right price, buy it!

  • Hire a Good Contractor

Make plans with your Minnesota roofing contractor from the start of the project. You could end up spending nearly as much on installation as on materials, so talk to your contractor about the roofing materials you plan to use and get an estimate on labor.

  • Purchase all Your Materials at the Same Time

Metal is one of the few roofing materials that can have extras, such as drip edges and valleys, made of the same product as the roof itself. While it isn't necessary to have these pieces ordered at the same time, we do recommend it as it will save you grief in the long run. Re-matching colors at a later time can be both difficult and expensive.

Speak with us here at Quarve Contactors if you're looking to have a new metal roof installed on your home. We are a licensed Minnesota roofing company specializing in metal roofing right here in the Twin Cities metro area!