Mistakes are not exactly uncommon in home improvement. The bigger the project, the higher the chances of making one. This is especially true during a roof replacement project. Because of its large scope and complexity, any errors you make will not only prove costly, but could cause delays as well. Fortunately, the planning stage gives you plenty of time to learn about and avoid the following mistakes.
1. Prioritizing price: Roof replacement is a big deal, sure, but focusing on price over quality can only lead to more expenses down the road. If a contractor is offering you a price that seems too good to be true, then it probably is. You’ll end up with subpar materials and sloppy workmanship, which means shelling out more money just to deal with them.
What to do: Work with a trusted roofing company like Northeast Gutters and Remodeling that only offers top-tier products and delivers exceptional workmanship. We also offer flexible financing options so you’re able to invest in your roof replacement with greater confidence.
2. Overlooking a written estimate and contract: A verbal agreement and a firm handshake will not do for a large project, such as roof replacement. Not having the estimate and contract written down just makes it easy for the shadier type of roofing contractors to pull a fast one on you.
What to do: Ask your roofers for a comprehensive roof replacement estimate and contract. They should spell out all the necessary details regarding the project, from timeline and roof warranty coverage to insurance information and material and labor costs. If you see a charge that seems out of place, ask your roofer about it immediately.
3. Working with a roofer you don’t know anything about: It’s harsh, but there are contractors who won’t think twice about lying just to get your business. Fortunately, they are in the minority, and most roofers you’ll come across work hard to give you the best results.
What to do: Make sure you do a background check. Look up every company’s credentials, business experience and manufacturer certifications. Ask the roofers for a list of references, and visit their website and related industry organizations to see if they have earned good ratings.
Northeast Gutters and Remodeling is the local name to trust. Aside from gutter repair, we are also your one-stop shop for your residential roof replacement needs. We proudly serve Simsbury, CT, and the Greater Hartford area. Call us today at (860) 899-7878, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!