A new roof can boost your home’s curb appeal and help protect it against harsh elements. Major home improvements like this require proper planning to ensure their success. Keep in mind that mistakes aren’t only a waste of time, they’re also a waste of money.Here are the worst decisions you can make when planning your roof replacement project.
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Here are some of the worst decisions you can make when planning your roof replacement project.
Not Researching Your Contractor
Before hiring a contractor to work on your home, you should first do your research by checking their website, reading reviews and asking for references. If someone you know has worked with your prospective contractor before, you can also talk to them. Make sure that the roofer you hire is licensed and insured to protect you in case of an accident during the construction.
Not Getting Written Estimates
Don’t forget to ask for a written estimate when roofers inspect your roof. Getting a quote can help give you an idea of how much a new roof would cost. Also, with a written estimate, your costs won’t increase or inflate in the future, which could affect your budget.
Only Focusing on the Price
Never choose price over quality when selecting a roofing material or contractor. If you do, you could end up with a roof that fails early by skimping on quality. Meanwhile, choosing top-grade materials can save you additional money over time on repairs and maintenance costs.
Not Signing a Contract
The contract acts as your legal protection against dishonest behavior on the part of your contractor. Don’t hire a company who can’t present a detailed contract that includes all estimates, an outline of the job to be performed and a projected timeline in which it will be completed. It should also include a payment schedule.
For quality residential roofing services, choose John David Andress Construction, Inc. We offer roof repairs, replacements, inspections and more. Call us at (850) 659-3076 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.