It’s true that unexpected circumstances may sometimes occur during a roofing project. Some of these situations are almost impossible to predict, but there are also scenarios and mistakes that can actually be avoided.
Making a Decision Based Solely on Price
A roof replacement typically requires a sizable amount of money, so it’s normal for homeowners to save on wherever they can. Nevertheless, this should not be an excuse for going with the lowest bid and skimping on quality altogether. An unreasonably cheap price for a new roof could mean that the materials are low quality, or the contractor will cut corners during installation. The few dollars you’ll save from this will surely not be worth the headache and additional expenses later on when the roof needs to be repaired.
Failing to Get a Written Estimate
Don’t forget to ask for a written estimate when a contractor comes to your property for an inspection. This will serve as your proof so that the roofers cannot inflate the roofing costs down the road. Some unscrupulous businesses have a practice of giving low estimates and then adding on bigger expenses or hidden charges throughout the project.
Not Signing a Contract
A contract is more than just for formality’s sake. It ensures your contractor’s legal obligation and commitment to you. So, if anything goes wrong (if the roofers deliver substandard work, for instance), you can go after them, and your signed agreement will stand up even in court.
Not Doing a Background Check on Your Roofer
Make sure that you have verified information about your potential contractors. Check out their reputation and experience in the specific type of roofing that you need them to install.
Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC is a local company that provides superior roofing services. We carry out all types of roofing installations and ensure high-quality results for every project. Call us at (800) 647-0986, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.