A brand new roof will increase your home’s protection against weather extremes and harsh outdoor elements. It will boost your home’s curb appeal, which is ideal if your thinking about selling it in the future. However, to ensure the success of this project, you must plan it thoroughly and carefully.
Here are mistakes you should avoid when planning a roof replacement project.
Failing to Obtain Estimates
Obtaining at least three estimates from different contractors will help you find the right one for your project. Make sure to get the quotes in writing so you have proof, and costs cannot change later in your project, which will dramatically affect your budget.
Only Focusing on Price
When comparing estimates, you should not solely focus on the price each company is offering. Consider product and service quality, and experience when choosing a roofing contractor. Sometimes, contractors can offer a lower quote because they cut corners on the materials. Whether you are planning a roof replacement or gutter repair, it’s always best to hire a contractor who has significant experience and is offering superior grade materials.
Not Getting to Know Your Contractor
Do your research, and read reviews before hiring a roofing contractor. Ask for references and portfolios to give you an idea about the quality of the contractor’s work. Also, don’t forget to request proof of license, insurance and bonding. Working with a properly documented contractor will protect you in case something wrong happens during your roof replacement, such as property damage and accidents.
Not Requesting a Written Contract
A written contract is always a must no matter what home improvement project you are planning. It will stand up in court if you are unhappy about the result of your project. Moreover, a contract helps avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings between you and your roofer.
Choose a dependable roofer for your project like Northeast Gutters and Remodeling. You can also count on our team for quality snow and ice removal services. Call us at (860) 899-7878, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.