It’s not always easy when you’re planning a roof replacement since you’ll have to do it carefully if you want to maximize your budget. If you haven’t done this before, there are a few things you need to keep in mind if you want this to go as smoothly as possible.
Fortunately, planning your roof replacement can be done successfully if you know what to do.
Not Getting a Written Estimate
One big error you need to avoid is forgetting or even purposely skipping a written estimate when roofing contractors come to your property. Normally, a contractor will check your home’s roof and give you an estimate of what it will cost for a repair or replacement depending on your material of choice.
It’s important to get your contractor’s estimate in writing. This will serve as proof of what was agreed on, which means the costs shouldn’t be bloated or inflated during the renovation process. Otherwise, it can make a major impact on your roofing budget.
Not Signing a Proper Contract
A signed contract legally binding and can stand up in court if the outcome of the roofing project falls below the agreed expectations. This is typically standard procedure when you work with professional roofing companies, so not having one can be very costly later on during the renovation process and even after the roof is completed.
As the contract is being prepared, make sure to negotiate the terms of agreement that benefits both you and the roofing contractor. Get it signed to avoid any miscommunication and misunderstandings.
Going for a Cheaper Bid
Never assume that a better bid price means better material quality or workmanship. A lower price for your roofing project may mean you’re either paying for subpar workmanship, or you’re compromising your home’s security and comfort on less-than-impressive roofing materials. As much as possible, go for the best roofing material and quality workmanship for your replacement project.