Replacing your roof is a major project. If done right, you can protect your home and easily improve your home’s resale value. However, to ensure it’s installed correctly, you’ll have to properly plan out your roofing project.
To help you avoid committing mistakes when planning, here are four mistakes to avoid when you are planning to replace your roof.
1. Forgetting to Clarify the Project Scope
A roof replacement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofing contractor. Nothing is worse than being halfway through the project and realizing that your roofing system is not what you’ve envisioned. This is why it’s important for you and your roofer to fully understand the project scope from the start. Remember: clear and constant communication between you and your contractor is essential to your project’s success.
2. Choosing Price Over Quality
If you’re going to compromise the quality of a roof for a more affordable price, then you’re likely to put your home’s protection at risk. This can end up costing you more later on due to premature damage. That’s why when it comes to choosing materials for a roof replacement, we always recommend durable, cost-effective products from trusted brands like GAF.
3. Not Being Thorough With the Contract
Roofing projects should always have a contract that contains all the important details. A breakdown of materials, schedule, time frame and overall costs should be included in the contract. Homeowners who fail to be thorough with the contract will likely find themselves being caught off-guard by an unexpected expense.
4. Not Getting to Know Your Contractor
Before hiring a contractor to work on your home, you should first do your research by checking the company’s website, reading reviews and asking for references. If someone you know has worked with your prospective contractor before, you can also talk to them. Make sure that the roofer you hire is licensed and insured to protect you in case of an accident during the construction.
BSR is an exterior services provider that offers the most popular and manufactured-to-last shingles and roofing materials. We’re also proud to be a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor, assuring that GAF manufacturer warranty coverage on installed roofing materials remains fully valid.
BSR offers free initial estimates so you can get to know us and learn the potential costs of your upcoming job. Contact us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our online form to get started. BSR is proud to serve businesses and residents in Ithaca, NY.