Good planning helps you make better decisions and minimizes future uncertainties when it comes to residential roofing replacement. It will keep you on track and within budget as well as help you avoid problems down the line. Here are four common mistakes to avoid while planning a roof replacement.
1. Forgetting to Clarify the Project Scope
A roof replacement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofing contractor. Nothing is worse than being halfway through the project and realizing that your roofing system is not what you’ve envisioned. This is why it’s important for you and your roofer to fully understand the project scope from the start.
2. Getting a Written Statement and Contract
You should never rely on verbal contracts. While words can be binding as long as they’re honored, it’s still a better idea to keep all important transactions in writing and with signatures. This will serve as proof of what was agreed on, which means costs should not change or balloon during your roof repair or replacement project.
3. Focusing Too Much on Cost
While it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the project costs. Remember than in general, you will get what you pay for when it comes to roof replacement projects. While the lowest price can certainly be tempting, keep in mind that your roof will only perform as well as the way it’s installed and how well it’s made.
4. Not Getting to Know Your Contractor
Do your research, and read reviews before hiring roofing professionals. Take the time to verify license numbers, insurance and bonding. Ask for references and portfolios to give you an idea about the quality of the contractor’s work.
Choose a reliable, dependable roofing contractor like Crown Roofing Ltd for solid residential roof replacement services. With more than 100 years of experience, no roofing project is too big or small for us. Give us a call at (604) 210-6655, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free roof evaluation and estimate. We serve clients in Surrey and North Vancouver.