A roof replacement or repair project is a big investment that requires careful planning. Failing to plan properly for this project can result in making mistakes that can compromise your investment.
Today, Vertex Roofing Contractors, Inc. discusses the biggest mistakes every homeowner should avoid during the planning stage of a roofing project.
Skipping the Written Estimate
Your roofing contractor needs to provide you with a detailed, written estimate after they inspect your roof. Failure to do so can prove costly for you as it gives them a chance to inflate the costs later on. By getting your estimate in writing, you can avoid unpleasant surprises down the line and ensure you stay within your budget.
Failing to Vet Your Roofer
You should do your own background check on the roofing contractors you’re considering for the project. Make sure to go online and check the reviews for your contractor so you can get an idea about their reputation and what you can expect from them. You should also ask for a list of references that you can call to see what their experience with the roofer was like.
Sacrificing Quality for Price
While it’s understandable that you want to get the best deal you can on this project, don’t sacrifice quality for price. A roof is a long-term investment. Cutting corners to save a few dollars now will likely cost you more in the long run when you need frequent repairs or your roof fails prematurely.
Failing to Sign a Contract
Always sign a contract before any work begins. The contract protects both you and your contractor by clearly stating the exact scope of the work and what each party is required to provide. With a signed contract, you can avoid any ambiguity, miscommunication or misunderstandings from your contractor.
Turn to Vertex Roofing Contractors, Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of roof repair and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (703) 659-0205 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Manassas and other nearby areas.