Given the size and complexity of a roof replacement, it’s not uncommon for many homeowners to make a few mistakes. By learning more about these possible pitfalls – and avoiding them – you can make your project simpler and less stressful. So, you should avoid the following mistakes:
- Focusing too much on price: A roof replacement can be expensive, yes, but prioritizing price will cost you more in the long run. If a contractor is offering a bid that seems too good to be true, it almost always is. You won’t want to end up with subpar materials and sloppy workmanship. In a major undertaking like roof replacement, choosing quality over price is always the way to go.
- Overlooking the necessary permits: Because a new residential roofing involves making huge alterations to your home’s structure, you’ll need to make sure the work will adhere to safety codes and regulations. Having your choice of roofer acquire the applicable permits is the first step to this. And, if you’re planning to veer away from the previous roofing material and color, check with your local homeowner’s association first to get an idea about possible restrictions. It’s important that you get approval from your homeowner’s association (HOA) and building division before starting any work on your roof.
- Working with a contractor you don’t know: You’ll want to learn more about your choice of roofing company. You’ll be relying on their expertise to ensure a smoother and safer roof replacement, after all. First things first: check the contractors’ qualifications. Ask them for proof of licensing, bond and insurance. Make sure they can give you a detailed and accurate estimate of your roof replacement. You should also look them up online and read what their previous clients are saying about the quality of their work. Follow this up by asking for an updated list of references.
Aside from exceptional roof repair, Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. also offers high-quality roof replacement services. With our top-tier products and professional crew, we’ll make sure your project always remains on track. Call us today at (541) 772-1945, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Medford, plus the rest of Southern Oregon.