Residential or commercial roofing replacements are perhaps one of the biggest projects you’ll ever face as a home or property owner. There are a lot of factors that must be considered to ensure everything goes according to plan. Additionally, projects like this also come with a huge price tag, which means there is potentially a lot riding on the replacement being completed successfully.
You’ll find no shortage of helpful advice from your local contractors on how to plan a roof replacement correctly and it’s important to follow them as much as possible. However, following good tips is usually not enough. You should also be able to avoid mistakes. Here are some of the most common mistakes our experts at A1 Siding & Roofing have seen homeowners commit when planning their roof replacement projects.
Pay Peanuts, Get Monkeys
The materials for a roof replacement can be costly so a lot of homeowners tend to save a little bit by choosing the cheapest roofing contractor to give them a quote. This is not always a bad idea but because the performance of your brand-new roof depends a lot on the quality of its installation, you don’t want to entrust the job to inexperienced people.
Everything in Writing
Once you’ve decided on a roofer, make sure that you get a quote in writing. Quotes are more detailed than an estimate and they can become a contract if signed. It’s also a good idea to get proof of professional insurance, workman’s compensation, bonds, and other pertinent documents before signing any contract just so you and your roofer are protected in case anything bad should happen.
Not Keeping It Local
Local residential roofing companies typically have a better grasp of local building codes and regulations, which could make the whole project go that much smoother. Hiring local also means you’re getting the benefit of their experience and knowledge when choosing roofing products that are 100% right for your climate.
At A1 Siding & Roofing, we are your leading provider of roof installation, replacement, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (603) 627-7339 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Manchester and other nearby areas in NH.