Planning a roof replacement can be an overwhelming home improvement project. It can be an expensive miscalculation if it’s not planned properly, and also a waste of time. If you want to plan your project properly, here are some of the biggest mistakes you should avoid doing.
1. Choosing Price Over Quality
When you’re looking for good prices for the materials of your roof replacement project, don’t think that a better price means better quality. Sacrificing quality for a better and lower price means you’re risking a poor-quality roof to protect your home. This will definitely end up costing you more later on, such as premature damage, water damage, and a weakened internal roofing structure.
2. Not Choosing a Reliable Contractor
You can hire any professional contractor to complete your roofing project, but we recommend you hire one that’s reliable. Hiring any seemingly competent contractor may seem like a good idea early on, but if you don’t take the time to check out the roofer’s reputation and experience, then there’s a chance that your contractor may do a shoddy job on your roofing system. It’s much better to hire a locally trusted roofing contractor.
3. Not Putting the Estimated Costs on Paper
Not having a written estimate of your roof replacement costs is a big mistake. When a roofer does the inspection and gives an estimate, make sure to get this in writing so that you have physical proof that it was agreed by both parties. This will avoid any unwanted costs that will bloat or inflate later on during the renovation process, which can break your budget.
4. Not Signing a Contract
This is a serious mistake to make, since it will surely cause issues later on during and after the renovation process. A contract ensures a legal obligation from between you and the roofing contractor. If the outcome is not what was expected, or if there are any issues that contradict the agreed terms, it can be dealt with in court. To avoid any miscommunication and misunderstandings, negotiate the terms of agreement that benefits both parties and get it signed with a contract.
When it comes to roof replacement and installing home decks, you only need to count on the exceptional services offered by State Roofing. Call us today at (360) 794-7164(360) or 205-3100 (360) 794-7164. You can also reach us online through our convenient online request form. We serve Seattle and neighboring WA areas.