It’s an old expression. It often seems to be true, but not always.
When it comes to purchasing a new roof for your home or commercial building there are several factors that should come into play. First is the quality of material that you choose. This is where the expression, “you get what you pay for” is almost always correct. When it comes to composition roof shingles, sometimes for as little as a few hundred dollars you can get five, ten or twenty more years worth of service life out of a roofing product. This will not only affect your wallet years down the road (in a good way) but also the environmental considerations are huge: Quit buying junk and then throwing it away in a couple of years. Invest in better made roofing product like the Malarkey Legacy composition shingle that contains a recycled and longer lasting SBS modified asphalt.
Remember this also holds true for flat or commercial grade products. Many of todays newer products can last many decades if you are willing to purchase the ones which spend a few more dollars on producing a quality roof product. An good example is painting – spend days or weeks cleaning and preparing the surface and then save a few bucks on cheap paint. It just doesn’t make sense. Same goes for roofing.
So do you “get what you pay for” when purchasing roofing material? You sure do.