Early planning and meticulous budgeting can help keep your roof replacement project on track and within budget. However, even simple planning mistakes can throw everything off track.
Here are the planning mistakes you should avoid:
- Forgetting to Clarify the Project Scope With Your Roofing Contractor
A roof replacement project, or any home improvement project for that matter, is essentially a collaboration between you and your home improvement contractors. That’s why it’s important to clarify the scope of the roofer’s responsibilities from the start. For instance, while it’s usually standard practice for contractors to handle the clean-up of the construction waste, it would still be a good idea to clarify this important detail with them. Remember: clear and constant communication between you and your contractor is essential to your project’s success.
- Not Putting Everything in Writing
You should never rely on verbal contracts. Given how busy roofing projects can get, it’s easy to forget crucial project details. That’s why you should always put everything in writing.
Important note: This applies to estimates as well. When roofing contractors arrive to conduct an initial inspection, always ask for a written estimate. This is to make sure project costs don’t balloon later on.
- Getting Too Fixated on the Project Costs
While it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the project costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize the returns on your investment on your new roof and new gutter installation.
One more thing: Given that roofing projects are essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor, it’s vital that you hire a roofer you can easily get along with. Here’s a tip: It’s best to consult local contractors, who are known for their personalized service. And since they’re familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations.
Independent Construction Services offers a wide range of professional residential roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (828) 808-8482 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Asheville as well as the surrounding NC communities.