A roof replacement is one of the most important home improvements you can make. You don’t want to make a mistake with this investment that you could regret for a long time. Here are few avoidable mistakes that you should know about if you are a planning to replace your home’s roof in the near future.
- Not planning ahead- There are some things that you know are going to happen at some point, so you can plan ahead to ease the financial burden. There are financing programs for roof replacement, but if you can save up ahead of time, you can avoid taking on a monthly payment.
- Not getting a written estimate- Handshake deals are a thing of the past. For your own protection, you should get a written estimate that details the products to be used, payment terms, potential additional charges, when the work will be completed, who is in charge of obtaining the permit, and the amount for your roof replacement.
- Not having a contract- A contract is like an insurance policy. You hope you won’t need it, but you’ll feel better having it should something go wrong. A contract also avoids miscommunication about the roof replacement project, as it gives you a chance to ask questions if you do not fully understand the scope of the project.
- Focusing too much on price- Going with the lowest bid without comparing what is included is a big mistake. A low bid can be a sign of an inexperienced roof replacement contractor or a dishonest one that will hit you up for more money before they’ll provide you with a release of contractor lien.
If you want to be sure of quality work, quality materials, and quality customer service, reach out to us at Gonzalez Roofing- A Division of Gonzalez Painters and Contractors. We will do everything in our power to advise you about your roof replacement project so that no mistakes are made. We follow industry-leading installation standards and provide craftsmanship warranties up to 3 years and roofing shingle warranties up to 25 years. Call today to learn more.