When it comes to a roof replacement, planning is absolutely critical if you want to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Poor planning can potentially lead to mistakes that waste time (both yours and your contractor’s) as well as money. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an expert in the roofing industry to properly plan a replacement. To help you get started in your quest for knowledge, we list here three common roof replacement planning mistakes that you would do well to avoid.
1. Putting Too Much Emphasis on the Price
A lot of homeowners make the unfortunate mistake of putting too much priority on the price tag of a new roof. They end up skimping on quality for a more appealing price and come to regret it later on. When it comes to something as important as your roof, it is very important that you get the absolute best one you can afford as it will end up paying for itself.
2. Not Asking for a Written Estimate
Another common error is not asking for a written estimate during the initial inspection. Your contractor might do a look-over and provide a verbal estimate of what it will cost to replace your roof. Be sure to get this in writing to avoid prices being inflated later on once the job is underway. Needless to say, this is an easy way to go over your original budget.
3. Being Unfamiliar With Your Roofer
Again, with something as important as your roof, you only want the best people working on it. Before hiring roofers, check out reviews on their social pages. You should also ask for at least three references and call them to ask about their experience working with your potential roofer.
Need your old, dilapidated roof replaced? Give Pritchett Bros a call at (812) 275-3185 to schedule your free consultation. You may also fill out our contact form to request a quick estimate. We serve residents of Indiana, including those living in and around Bloomington and the surrounding communities. Get in touch today!