Successful roofing projects require effort from both homeowners and roofing contractors. You can count on roofers like us to help keep the project on track. As homeowners, the following are some of the things you can do to get the best work out of your roofing contractor.
Establish Good Communication
Communication is perhaps the most important component of any two parties working together. Planning a project requires an exchange of ideas. For your part, this means letting the contractor know what you intend to do with your roof, such as the look and color palette. A roofer will then translate these ideas into measurements, components and a list of materials.
Maintaining good communication is important, especially if you can’t be onsite for the entirety of the project. Keep yourself updated by talking to the job foreman every morning to discuss daily progress and whether or not the project is on schedule. This helps you anticipate potential obstacles that might slow the project down. In situations that require emergency roofing service, it is a good idea for you to exchange numbers with the contractor in case you need to sign off on something urgent.
Track Changes in Writing
Unplanned changes to the project do happen, especially if there are unforeseen structural issues that need to be addressed before the project can proceed. A capable roofing contractor can handle these changes, but you should have all of these items in writing, never verbal. In addition to documenting the changes in the total project cost, it also helps keep the project in compliance with building codes and insurance paperwork. Keep all related documentation in a project journal for convenience.
Proactively Check the Roofing Work
Check the contractor’s work at the end of the day, and discuss any concerns with the project foreman the following day. The results of your roofing project will remain on your home for decades, so it only makes sense to get the roofing exactly as you planned it, barring any of the aforementioned structural changes. It’s better to raise these concerns during installation than deal with the consequences after the fact.
To learn more about our services, including our roof repair services, call Kirtley & Sons Roofing today at (281) 371-6776. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free no obligation quote. We serve Houston, TX, and surrounding areas.