All About Clark Roofing
Clark Roofing is a top quality roofing contractor offering re-roofing, roof repair and roof maintenance to commercial, industrial and institutional customers in the South Florida area. Founded in 1947, Clark Roofing is a company that prides itself on excellent workmanship and total customer satisfaction. We are proud of our excellent reputation. Clark Roofing has installed and repaired more than 22,000 roofs in 63 years. When you hire Clark Roofing, you have a guarantee that you will receive a roof system of the very highest quality. We only work with products from proven manufacturing firms that meet our stringent requirements. We stand behind every roof that we put on, and we will be here in the future to meet your next roofing need.
Price Vs Quality
As homeowners, many of us are always looking to get our work done at the lowest possible price. The problem is that we don’t realize we are setting ourselves up for disaster by working with contractors who are all too eager to satisfy this requirement. These are the same contractors who will work for the least amount of money, but in the process will give us the least they can in terms of time, labor, materials, attention to detail, quality and value. Who can blame them? Why should they give more when they are not being paid more? Yet we all moan and groan when we don’t get the good work and service that we really want. It’s a catch-22 situation, which is only escaped when we can accept the fact that a low price and excellent quality and service are at opposite ends of the spectrum. We live in a capitalistic world, where better people command and get rewarded for their better skills, service and work. It’s plain and simple, and capitalistically, makes perfect sense. You get what you pay for.
A job done at the lowest price is the lowest for a very good reason. It is missing all the ingredients and input necessary to provide a leak free roof that are costs to the contractor, which add to the price of the job. In other words, it is missing well paid highly skilled labor, quality control and a training department that knows what does and doesn’t work on your roof.
It lacks manpower to conduct supervision and inspection on jobs to control installers, who, if left unsupervised, have the natural tendency to rush, take short cuts and not do what they are supposed to do. Men who are trained, paid well, supervised and checked, as is the case with Clark Roofing, will always do the right thing, take the time to do the job properly and pay attention to the details.
It costs money to have a person whose sole job is to be a supervisor and to have this position as part of a roofing service. Most contractors don’t have a supervisor because it would force them to put their prices up to pay for him, and they are afraid to lose your job to a lower bidder. It stands to reason that for a lower or cheaper price, steps must be left out, and details cannot be taken care of.
The roof, however, will be cheaper and then it is just a question of time before problems emerge. The joy of a low price is soon replaced with the bitterness of an improperly completed job and a great deal of unnecessary expense and inconvenience.
We do whatever we can to have competitive prices, but because we have all the additional costs that are necessary to ensure that you don’t have problems now and in the future, we are unlikely to be the lowest price. Clark Roofing has invested in the establishment of worker training, education, quality control, supervision and inspection departments. Because we have raised the bar on our standards, our crews have to work harder and longer than they would if they were working for anyone else. So we pay our employees more to keep them with us. Because of this investment in quality and customer satisfaction, we will produce a correct, trouble-free roof, with attention paid to all the details that eliminate leaks which require the knowledge and expertise from well trained roofers.
Clark Roofing has opted for the quality approach to its roofing business, rather than aiming to be the lowest bidder on each roof estimate. We are convinced that with the quality approach to our work, we will remain successful, because quality is what customers really want.
When comparing prices, REMEMBER:A workmanship warranty is only good for the length of time the contractor is in business under the present name.