As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your roofing system remains in good condition. That way, it can continue protecting your home against the elements. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended by experts that you find a roofing contractor before you even need to replace your roof. By doing so, they can perform routine maintenance and inspections on your roof every now and then to see if there’s anything that needs to be repaired. That way, you’ll be able to get as much as you can out of the life of your roof.
On the other hand, once you’ve hired a roofer and you need to have a repair or replacement project done, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure that you’ll get a quality roofing system. These steps include:
When hiring a roofer or having a roof repair project done, make sure to ask your contractor if they’re licensed and insured. That way, you can ensure that your roofer does know your local building codes, protecting yourself from fines and violations in the future. Insurance, meanwhile, protects you from any responsibility if your roofer is injured on the job.
Set a Completion Date
Before the project starts, work with your contractor and set a realistic completion date for the project. That way, barring any unavoidable delays, they’ll be incentivized to work on your roof as timely as possible. If you so desire, you can also ask them to provide you with updates and deliverables as the project progresses.
Don’t Pay Upfront
When you’re vetting a contractor, be alert when it comes to upfront payments. The current industry standard is that roofers are allowed to ask for a good faith deposit of 10% or less . With that in mind, if a contractor asks for more than that or the full payment upfront, avoid them and find a different contractor as soon as possible as this is likely a scam.
Need someone to repair your roof? Simply turn to Wood’s Roofing. When it comes to roof repair and replacement projects, we are the number one professionals to approach and you can count on us! Give us a call at (863) 513-7775 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and other nearby areas.