Many times when I come in for a consultation, the homeowner has been told by previous roofers that they need to replace their roof ASAP! This is a high pressure selling tactic used by many salespeople, as when faced with a potential leaky roof, anyone would panic and stretch their budget or secure loans to get a roof replaced. Yet after a careful inspection of these ‘trouble’ roofs, I often reach the opposite conclusion and instead recommend targeted repairs and yearly maintenance to extend the life of the homeowner’s current roof.
Of course, this is not as lucrative as changing a roof completely, and that’s why pushy salespeople will tell you to replace your roof now, but it is the morally and environmentally responsible thing to do. I frequently lament over how many tons of garbage I dump every week from jobsites–contributing so much waste to landfills is something that truly bothers me and I try to mitigate this whenever I can. Just like a dentist tells you he/she will ‘watch’ a potentially problem tooth, the same is true for roofs. Unnecessary roof replacement is harmful to the environment and to your wallet. Choose the honest roofer–call Archer Roofing at 416-427-2437 to set up an appointment.