Roofing projects tend to be a major undertaking – and this is especially true when the job involves a replacement. The good news is that making sure the process goes on swimmingly is simple enough. You just need to avoid a few common mistakes when planning your roof replacement.
1. Prioritizing price over quality: The fact is that a roof replacement isn’t the type of home upgrade where you’ll want to skimp on the budget. After all, your roofing system works to keep your home protected from the harsh elements. Getting an absurdly low bid and still expecting high-quality products and professional workmanship – it doesn’t work that way. What does, however, is putting more focus on quality since it will never fail you.
2. Overlooking a written estimate: You’ll want to be wary of roofers who give you estimates over the phone or skip a written one. When it comes to such a large project as a roofing replacement, taking somebody at the person’s word just won’t do. Make sure you always get a detailed, accurate and (most importantly) written estimate so you can protect yourself better from the shadier type of contractor, who won’t be above inflating their prices and overcharging you.
3. Skipping the building permit: Before starting work on your roof replacement, make sure your roofer has acquired the necessary permits from your local building division. Otherwise, you’ll be facing some serious consequences, the least of which is a hefty fine.
4. Hiring a roofer you don’t know: Do some research on your choice of roofing contractors before hiring them. Make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured. Ask them for an updated list of references, and look up the reviews they’re earned online. Check them for manufacturer certifications as well. It would be a huge plus if they have at least one.
Goodrich Roofing is your go-to company for the highest quality residential roofing services. With our top-tier products and professional team, we’ll make sure your roof replacement runs smoothly from start to finish. We serve the areas in and around Albuquerque, NM. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.