DON’T WASTE MONEY TRYING TO SAVE IT
Many building owners and facility managers think that they can save some money buy purchasing an inexpensive, poor roofing system and delaying the rest of the expense into the future. However, as most people who have ever skimped on a purchase to save money have found out, they don’t save much money in reality. You will pay more for your roof up-front by choosing to install a system that will last longer and perform better, but this will save you money in the long run. Spending less money up-front results in more money spent later. Spending more money up-front results in less money spent later.
Installing a roof system that is designed to last a long time and perform well will almost always reduce the number of repairs required during it’s life. Reducing the number of repairs you have to perform means your roof is performing properly, and not leaking, which is a major benefit. It also means you aren’t taking time and money to pay someone to perform these repairs. Spending a little bit more money on the roofing system up-front will save you money on the roof in the long run.
You can also increase the amount of time your roof lasts by increasing your investment at the outset. By spending a little bit more up-front, your roof will last longer and allow you to forgo tearing off and replacing it for longer. This is a much better way to manage such an expensive resource than skimping at the beginning and paying more for the roof as you go along.
Many people think that by reducing their up-front investment in something, they are saving money. They may save money in the short-run, but over time they’ll get caught spending more and more money on a poor version of what they bought, especially if it’s a roof.