Doing your homework before jumping into a roof replacement project helps maximize your ROI. To help you get started, the roofing experts at Sterling Exterior list the most costly mistakes homeowners make when planning a roof replacement.
1. Neglecting to Ask for a Written Roofing Estimate
It’s important to get everything in writing during a roofing replacement. Doing so minimizes the risk of miscommunication. This rule applies to contracts and roofing estimates. When a contractor visits your home to inspect your home, make sure they give you a written estimate.
Asking for a written estimate ensures you and your contractor are on the same page about the expenses. However, keep in mind that an estimate is just an approximation of the total costs. What you need to keep an eye out for are bloated costs.
2. Prioritizing Cost Over Value
Making sure your project stays on budget is an important part of any roofing project. However, don’t get too preoccupied with the costs of your roof replacement. Remember: when making an investment like a roof replacement, focus on the features that can give you the most value for your money. For example, spending a little more money on the front end for a higher-quality roofing material will likely result in fewer repair costs down the road and a longer life expectancy for your new roof.
3. Failing to Vet Contractors
Vet your roofing contractor carefully before hiring them. Unqualified or inexperienced contractors are more likely to make costly installation errors. Look for a certified, local contractor with a solid reputation in the community for providing excellent workmanship and customer service.
Sterling Exteriors, a contractor with over 15 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (513) 322-4777 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Cincinnati, Loveland and Newtown, OH, as well as the surrounding communities.