Whether you’re a homeowner, a commercial property owner, or a property manager, you will be tasked to oversee roof replacement to some degree. The roofing contractors at 4U Roofing shares some tips on how to successfully manage your roof replacement project.
Know the Project Scope
Start with the project scope. A proper and well-communicated plan lets you fully understand all parts of the project and helps you make informed decisions and make sure nothing is missed out on. It also helps the roofing contractor establish an accurate quotation of the project cost. You may need to hold regular meetings with the contractor to ensure that the project stays on track from beginning to end.
Adhere to Building Codes
All new roofs must adhere to current building codes. You need to make sure that the roofing contractor is up to date with current building codes before the project begins. The existing roof may comply with old building codes, but if it doesn’t comply with the current one, the roofers may need to make changes to the roofing structure before installation begins.
Keep Up With New Technologies
New technologies are being adapted for use in the roofing industry. More and more roofing contractors are offering the use of remote-controlled drones as a safe way to perform roofing inspections. Videos may be taken during these inspections for later reference.
Augmented reality technology is a recent feature in mobile phones that allows virtual “installations” of new roofs using a live camera. One can view a simulated roof from any angle, allowing the user to preview roofing products. You can use these technologies to make project planning easier.
Always Perform Post-Installation Quality Checks
Make sure you have the time and opportunity to perform a thorough inspection of the installed roof. Talk to your contractor and make sure they will correct any problems you may find as soon as possible. In addition to potential installation errors, watch out for hazards around the work are like loose nails or fasteners, flashing trimmings, or cleaning solutions. Make sure the contractor performs a thorough cleaning of the workplace before you pronounce it as completed.
4U Roofing is your leading provider of roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (251) 235-2222 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.