Few home improvements are bigger in scale than roof replacement, and for many people this can be a real source of stress. In today’s post, the local roofing contractors at 4U Roofing share some tips on how to make your roof replacement project stress-free.
It’s never too early to plan your roof replacement. If you keep yourself up to date with your existing roof’s condition, you should have months or even years worth of lead time to plan its replacement. You won’t be as pressured, and the time will give you opportunities to research details such as your home’s style, color combination, even roofing technologies like integrated solar panels. All of these can help you make informed decisions when it’s time to design your new roof.
Keep a Project Journal
A project journal is a collection of documents related to a specific project, anything from minor bathroom remodeling to roof repair and replacement. Keeping all the paperwork in one place—written quotes, receipts, warranties, permits—can help eliminate the stress of trying to locate a specific document when you need it most.
Decide on an Installation Date as Early as Possible
You will not want to book your roof replacement at the last minute, especially if you’re looking into booking an installation date during peak season. The earlier you make your decision, the more likely you’ll book your first choice of contractor and installation date. You will also have more than enough time to prepare your home and make arrangements for accommodations.
Prepare a Budget for Unplanned Repairs
Unplanned repairs can happen if, during installation, your roofers find pre-existing conditions that will require repairs. It could be moisture damage that’s hidden from view by the outer roofing material, or perhaps installation errors made by your previous roofer. The costs to repair these hidden problems will not be included in the contract cost, which means the final roof replacement cost will end up higher. When planning your budget, factor in an “emergency” budget that’s worth about 10% to 20% of the quoted price.
You can trust our roofers at 4U Roofing to make sure that your roofing installation goes smoothly from the first consultation to the final quality inspection. Give us a call at (251) 235-2222. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.