Done Cheap vs. Done Right

As consumers it’s important to take advantage of every deal and savings that we can find. However, sometimes words like “deals” and “savings” really just mean “cheap”.

There’s nothing wrong with going the cheaper route as long as the customer is satisfied, but in the contracting business doing things cheap or not is an option that isn’t always even given to the customer. In the worst cases, contractors will underbid competing contractors only so they can do the cheapest job possible and pocket the rest of the cash and the homeowners will never hear from the contractor again… especially after the poor quality of their work begins to show.

But a poor product is only half of what leaves homeowners high and dry. When someone hires a contractor they are looking for someone who also provides a service, as well as a product. That service is craftsmanship and dependability. Or at least it should be! Shouldn’t it?

At Austin Roofing Contractors we find evidence of lackluster service everywhere. The industry is run amok with it. And it’s not even necessarily due to lack of knowledge or skills, but rather a lack of etiquette and standards. Take a look at some of the things we’ve had to fix that could have been done right the first time.

It’s important to emphasize that not all contractors are out there for the purpose of doing bad work. Many times poor craftsmanship can simply be an oversight, but regardless of the reasons for flaws in contracting, the homeowner and customer always end up being the victims of mistakes. We want to encourage homeowners or anyone looking for a contractor to work on their home to make sure that the contractor is licensed and has someone that manages the craftsman and checks the quality of the work being done before, during, and after the project.

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