A typical roof covers approximately 40 percent of your home’s exterior. Needless to say, having a sturdy and reliable one over your head is absolutely essential. Whether you’re building a new roof from scratch or replacing your existing one, you want to take the time to plan everything accordingly and arm yourself with as much information as possible. In that spirit, we share three common roof replacement planning mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.
1. Not Vetting Your Roofer
Even if a roofer comes highly recommended by a friend, family member, or colleague, you should still conduct your due diligence and vet them properly. Ask for at least three references and ask them about their experience working with the company. You should also make sure that your potential roofer is licensed, insured and bonded.
2. Making the Price Tag Your Main Priority
Replacing or installing a roof is an expensive proposition so it’s only natural to want to save money for its construction wherever you can. That’s all very well and good, but never make the mistake of skimping on quality just for the sake of paying less. You’ll end up with a subpar roof that will end up costing you more in the long run.
3. Skipping a Written Estimate
A lot of homeowners make the cardinal mistake of not asking for a written estimate when the roofer comes by for an initial inspection. By not asking for a written estimate, you run the risk of costs getting inflated later on, especially if you work with a disreputable roofing company that might intentionally leave out “extras” only to charge you later on once the work is underway.
4U Roofing is a GAF Master Elite® roofing company. What does this mean for you? A flawless roof installation plus the strongest warranties in the industry, of course! If you need to replace your old roof, give us a call at (251) 235-2222 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today. We serve Daphne, Robertsdale, Summerdale, and the rest of Baldwin County, AL.