So you’ve decided to hire a roofing installation company after seeing the state of your roof. You’ve done your research on the best contractor, noted their prices and even prepared your home for the replacement. But have you really done everything that you could?
Most of the time, you haven’t, because you’re missing key pieces of information that your roofer wishes you knew from the get-go. In today’s post, Dior Construction enumerates a few of the most essential.
- Credentials. These are the only things separating a bad (or untrustworthy) roofer from one that exceeds your expectations. Plus, they also are a window to whether your chosen contractor flies by night or is actually a legal entity. When you’re doing your research, check for their credentials and accreditation, and see if they’re bonded and insured. Without these, consider others.
- Permits. Some neighborhoods and homeowner associations (HOAs) require local permits before roof replacement, as the task usually generates a lot of waste and noise. To prevent delays, residential roofing contractors advise applying for a roofing installation permit weeks or days ahead of time.
- Scheduling. It’s usually a good idea to follow a certain schedule for maintenance and touch-ups. Most roofs fail prematurely because you haven’t made a maintenance routine for it (or you haven’t followed up). Modern roofs do last longer because of new manufacturing techniques, but it’s up to you to make sure they last for as long as indicated on the fine print.
- Trust. Mutual trust is important in any undertaking that requires more than one person, and roofing is no exception. Some delays may happen if you and your contractor aren’t on the same page. To make the job as smooth and as pleasant as possible, it behooves the homeowner to establish a courteous and considerate relationship with their roofer from the start.
Dior Construction is the area’s top expert on residential roof repair and services. Learn what we can do for you by calling us at (201) 472-5462 or filling out our contact form. We serve New Jersey residents, particularly those in Essex County, NJ.