You probably already know that roof replacement is a major undertaking–and any mistakes you make can set the project back and lead to more expenses. But the good news is that they are easy enough to avoid. The trusted roof repair company in the area, Redemption Roofing discusses some of the common mistakes you should watch out for when planning a roof replacement.
1. Not getting the necessary building permits. Large exterior renovation projects, such as roof replacement, will need the applicable permits before the actual work can begin. Acquiring them is crucial not only because they contribute to your own personal safety (by guaranteeing the work will be done to code) but also because non-compliance comes with some pretty serious consequences. Nobody wants to pay hefty fines, or watch their new roof being forcibly removed, so make sure the project has your local building division’s approval.
You don’t actually have to apply for the building permits yourself. That’s the responsibility of your roofing contractor. But if the roofer is trying to convince you that a permit won’t be necessary, that’s a big red flag. Every roof replacement requires a permit, and you should be wary of contractors who try to tell you otherwise.
2. Overlooking a written estimate. A roof replacement should be detailed, accurate, and–most importantly–written down. When you fail to get a written estimate, you’re just leaving yourself vulnerable to the shadier type of roofer, who won’t be above inflating their prices and overcharging you.
3. Being unfamiliar with the roofer you’re hiring. You’ll want to work with someone reliable, credentialed, and experienced, which means checking them for the necessary licenses, bond, and insurance–including liability coverage and workers’ compensation. Are they certified by a top roofing manufacturer? That’s a win for you since this means access to higher quality materials and better warranty coverage.
Aside from storm damage repair, Redemption Roofing can also handle your roof replacement needs. You can always trust us to provide the highest quality results when you choose us for the job. Call us today at (936) 226-0658 (Montgomery, TX), (281) 241-3026 (League City, TX), or (830) 522-4145 (Hill Country, TX). You can also fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We serve the Greater Houston area.