Roofing projects take a lot of time and effort, but it’s all worth it in the end. With careful budgeting and meticulous planning, you can keep your roof replacement project on track and minimize stress from overseeing the installation process.
Here are some planning tips to help you get started:
Keep a Project Handbook With You
It’s important to set goals for any home improvement project. Otherwise, the end result might end being quite different from what you originally had in mind. In addition to sketches and clippings of your vision for your new exterior, a project notebook helps keep all your receipts, quotes and other essential paperwork in order. Keeping important documents in one place will save you the trouble of searching for them when you need them again later.
Prepare an Emergency Roofing Fund
After assessing the damage to your roof, a contractor will provide an estimate of the cost of repairs. Keep in mind that these are just estimates; you can never rule out unforeseen costs, which is why it’s a good idea to keep an emergency roof repair fund on hand. Contractors recommend setting aside 10% to 20% of standard roof repair costs to help minimize delays and stress.
Hire a Contractor You Get Along Well With
Roofing projects are essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor, which is why constant communication and a good working relationship are essential to the success of your project. This is the same reason why you should always work with a contractor you’re comfortable with.
Of course, qualifications still matter, which is why you should vet your contractors as well. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a roofer has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Are you looking for experienced roofers in your area? Hoover Contracting Inc, a family-owned business with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional residential and commercial roofing services. To schedule a consultation, call us at (217) 213-5122 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!