All roofing projects come with their fair share of stressful moments. But keep in mind that it’s an exciting experience that one should look forward to since it’s a chance to renew and rejuvenate the home through repairs or replacements so the roof will perform like new. Here are three tips to reduce the stress you can encounter from a roofing project.
Use a Project Notebook
During a roofing project, there are a lot of details you need to remember. To materials, expenses, service fees and other important details that have to be recalled. It can be difficult to remember these purely based on memory, so it’s a good idea to have a project notebook on hand to jot down all the important details to ensure nothing is forgotten. You can keep critical details here, such as deadlines, notes, sketches, receipts and quotes that are related to the project.
Have an Emergency Fund
A capable and responsible residential roofing contractor will do anything within the pro’s power to ensure that the project is done properly, on time and within the agreed budget. However, there are factors that can create unexpected changes that aren’t present in your original calculations, such as damaged underlayment, which can only be seen after the initial layer has been torn off. As such, it’s important to have an emergency budget that amounts to around 10% to 20% of the entire project cost that’s designated for situations like these.
Hire a Contractor You Trust
At the end of the day, the most important person on the job that will dictate the success of your project is your roofing contractor. As such, you would want to work with a contractor that you can trust. It’s difficult to work with a contractor you cannot communicate with because it will result in a different finished product which will leave you dissatisfied with the result. Working with a contractor like us that is known for excellent customer service can drastically improve the quality and experience of the project because you can easily communicate any concerns about the job so that you will be at ease throughout the project.
Northeast Gutters and Remodeling is your trusted provider of roof replacement, repair and installation services. We build with confidence and seek excellence in every job that we do. We’ve been trusted by thousands of homeowners and business owners alike for all their needs since 2004. We’re a GAF Factory Certified roofing contractor as well. Give us a call at (860) 899-7878. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.