Through early planning and meticulous budgeting, you can keep your commercial and residential roof replacement project on track and within budget. In addition to researching vital aspects of your project (namely the type of roofing material best suited to your area’s climate), building owners should also do their research on common planning mistakes that might cost them in the long run.
Here’s an overview of the mistakes you should avoid:
Not Vetting Your Roofer
To make sure your roofer is qualified for the job, you should vet them.
Forgetting to Clarify the Project Scope With Your Roofer
During the initial consultation with your roofer, you should clarify with them the scope of their responsibilities. For instance, you can ask them about the clean-up of construction debris. It’s usually the contractors who’ll handle debris clean-up and disposal, but it would still be a good idea to discuss this important detail.
Remember: Clear and constant communication is vital to the success of your commercial roofing project. After all, roofing projects, or any construction or home improvement project for that matter, are essentially a collaboration between you and your roofer.
Not Putting Everything in Writing
Don’t rely on verbal agreements. Always put everything in writing. After all, given how busy roofing projects can get, it’s easy to miss important project details and deadlines.
Getting Too Preoccupied With the Costs
It’s important to stay within your budget, but you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Cutting corners on labor or the quality of roofing materials will end up costing you more in the long run. While crafting a budget, focus instead on maximizing the returns on your investment. For tips on maximizing your ROIs, consult an experienced roofer.
Sully Jones Roofing has been serving San Diego County residents since 1952. We offer a wide range of professional roofing services, including commercial and residential roof repair and replacement services. To get a free inspection, call us at (619) 444-0150 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in San Diego as well as the surrounding CA communities.