The recent rise in lumber prices makes this truth quite clear: roofing with a quality contractor in the San Gabriel Valley always matters. Why? They don’t cut corners.
Lumber prices soared beginning in April 2020 and peaked in May 2021 at a cost of $ 1,600 per thousand board feet, according to a June 21, 2021 report in the New York Times. Now, lumber prices are dropping, reports the Times, because lumber mills around the country have kicked into gear while demand is softening.
For the decade from 2009 to 2019, lumber cost around $400 per thousand board feet so you can see how the cost of raw materials soared and impacted a variety of building projects.
As we look at roofing costs, Garvey Roofing does free estimates and makes a bold guarantee that’s unique:
labor and materials are totally covered, to give peace of mind to the homeowner or commercial building owner.
What the Cost of Roofing Materials Means
The cost of your roof is impacted by the cost of raw materials like wood and petroleum. When gas prices rise, it costs more to fill up trucks. Garvey Roofing is a local contractor serving the cities of the San Gabriel Valley, but those mileage costs increase.
You know what it’s like to drive from the Garvey Roofing Office in Monrovia and go along the 210 freeway to Alhambra, Azusa or head down the 605 to Hacienda Heights and El Monte.
Oil is also a key ingredient in making shingles. Roofing manufacturers like GAF will have increased costs for producing the roofing materials.
What Price Hikes Mean for Homeowners and Building Owners
If you’re on the fence wondering if you should get a new roof now, or try to repair a roof and get one in the future then here are some things to consider.
Do you think prices will go down in a few years, stay the same or go up?
It’s possible that prices may only rise slightly, but if you can get your roof installed now that could be the smartest move to make financially.
Thomas Garvey works within the budgets of his customers, though. It’s possible to have a roof repair completed and then a new roof installed in the next few years.
How Roofing Contractors Handle Price Hikes
Many roofing contractors that have been in business for a long time are quite reputable and want to do an excellent job when installing new roofs or making repairs for customers. But, roofers know they can cut corners by using lesser quality underlayment or other roofing materials.
It may be that the drip edge gets sacrificed or venting isn’t placed around protrusions in the roof as it should be.
Quality Roofing Remains
Garvey Roofing has been in business for over thirty years. Thomas Garvey, the owner, got his start in roofing as a teenager working on homes from Pasadena to Duarte and Temple City. He’s led the company through the price hikes of raw materials and the ups and downs of many different economic environments.
He’s determined that quality workmanship remain front and center and never be sacrificed.
That means that Garvey Roofing provides a roof for all seasons. He can craft a roof that saves energy and reduces the need for air conditioning in the summer. The same roof will protect against winter rains and protect against moisture building up in the attic.
Garvey Roofing is a quality roofing contractor that holds four licenses including fireproofing and as a general contractor.
So even if materials costs rise, quality work is always the goal.
As Thomas has said, “When it rains, my phone doesn’t ring.”
Ring him for a free estimate.