There are many factors to consider when planning a roof replacement project. With the various decisions that you have to make, it can be a little overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time replacing your roof. To avoid some common pitfalls when planning this kind of project or even a hail roof damage repair, here are some tips from the experts at Atrium Roofing.
Not Getting a Written Estimate
Don’t forget to ask for a written estimate since this basically serves as your guarantee of pricing. While it’s also common for some expenses to be added (especially when unexpected repairs need to be done prior to roof replacement), a written estimate can help prevent your contractor from inflating prices or adding unjustified expenses later on.
Failing to Sign a Contract
A written estimate, however, is not the same as a contract. That’s why you should be firm about signing an agreement with your chosen contractor. Typically, trustworthy roofing specialists will make sure that all important and relevant details of the project are included in the contract. This way, they can avoid miscommunication and ensure the expectations from both parties are clearly defined.
Going With the Lowest Quote at the Expense of Quality
Roof replacement projects usually come with significant costs, so it can be tempting to just go with the lowest bid. Before you choose the contractor with the lowest quote, make sure to check what the price entails. Some businesses may offer cheaper services at the expense of quality, so you have to be careful when hiring such contractors. That said, get a detailed and itemized written estimate so that you can be sure of what you are paying for.
Atrium Roofing is trusted by local homeowners and commercial property owners to take care of their roofing needs. Whether your project involves metal roofing installation or roof repair, we can guarantee quality workmanship. Call us at (210) 806-7171 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.