A roof replacement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofing and gutter contractor. That’s why constant communication is vital to any home improvement project’s success.
Get Your Contractor’s Contact Info
Roofing companies usually hire a general contractor to oversee the progress of major home improvement projects. Get their contact info, and, if possible, inform them about your preferred mode of communication as well as the times when you’re usually available. This will help minimize delays between responses.
Discuss the Scope of the Project and the Contractor’s Responsibilities
During the initial consultation, discuss with your roofer the scope of the project and their responsibilities. The issue of who’s in charge of acquiring the necessary work permits, the project timeline and the roofing materials to be used are just some of the details that need to be discussed.
Discuss the Contingency Plans
Early planning can help keep your roofing project on track. However, you can’t rule out the risk of weather-related delays, which is why you should discuss contingency plans with your roofer. For instance, if it starts to rain in the middle of a roof replacement, a professional roofer would usually cover exposed roof sheathing with a tarp and wait for the weather to clear up to keep the roof’s decking, barriers, oriented strand board (OSB) boards and felt from getting wet.
Put Everything in Writing
Don’t rely on verbal agreements. Always put everything – particularly the project timeline and deliverables – in writing.
One more thing: It’s also important to hire a roof installation services company or contractor you can easily get along with throughout the process. Remember: always vet a contractor before hiring one.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Willi Roofing Services, a company with nearly two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof replacement and gutter repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (512) 394-8234, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville as well as the surrounding communities.