Early planning and meticulous budgeting are a must if you want to keep your roof replacement project on track and within budget. However, a few basic mistakes in the early planning stages can cost you in the long run and delay the project timeline.
Here are the planning mistakes you should avoid:
- Neglecting to Discuss the Scope of Your Project With Your Roofer
A home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofer. That’s why it’s important that you clarify with your contractor the scope of the project and their responsibilities. For instance, while it’s usually standard practice for contractors to handle the clean-up of construction debris, it would still be a good idea to clarify this crucial detail with them.
- Not Putting Everything in Writing
Don’t rely on verbal agreements—always put everything in writing. Given how busy roofing projects can get, it’s easy to forget crucial project details and deadlines. The same goes for estimates. Written estimates will help make sure project costs don’t balloon later on in the project.
Important note: Some homeowners use the terms estimates and quotes interchangeably, but there’s
- Getting Too Fixated on Costs
While it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize the returns on investment on your new roof. For instance, it might be tempting to hire the roofer with the lowest bid. However, to offer an exceedingly low estimate, they will most likely have to cut corners on materials, which will cost you more in the long run. Remember: If an estimate is too good to be true, then it probably is. For more tips on maximizing your ROIs, consult one of your local roofing companies.
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