Early planning and meticulous budgeting can help keep your residential roofing project on track and within budget. However, it’s not as straightforward as it seems.
If you’re considering replacing your roof, here are the planning mistakes you should avoid:
Forgetting to Clarify the Scope of the Project With Your Roofer
A home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofing contractor, so it’s important that both of you are on the same page from the get-go. During your initial consultation, you should clarify with them the scope of the project and their responsibilities. For instance, while it’s usually standard practice for contractors to handle the clean-up of construction debris, it would still be a good idea to clarify this detail with the. Remember: In addition to meticulous planning and budgeting, clear and constant communication between you and your roofer are essential to your project’s success.
Relying on Verbal Contracts
It’s never a good idea to solely rely on verbal agreements—you should put everything in writing. After all, it’s easy to forget about certain crucial aspects of your project.
Getting Too Preoccupied With the Cost
While it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with project costs. What you should focus on instead is maximizing the returns on investment on your new roof. Cutting corners on labor and material costs always end up costing homeowners more in the long run.
For tips on maximizing the ROIs on your roof replacement, you can consult one of your local contractors. Since they’re familiar with your area’s climate and the local building codes, they can make better recommendations.
M & A Roof Home Improvement, a company with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair and replacement services. To request a free quote, call us at (757) 779-5244 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Norfolk and Williamsburg as well as the surrounding VA communities.