We receive numerous calls from homeowners and business owners asking for advice on the best way to start a roofing project. We’ve been installing roofs in Monterey County since 1977 so we have a lot to say on the subject.
The most important part of starting any roofing project is COMMUNICATION. Like any home improvement project you undertake, the contractor will be asking you questions. It’s important you answer truthfully and as complete as you can. This will help the roofer meet your expectations. Below are a few questions we ask our clients:
- Can we park vehicles and keep equipment on your driveway?
Roof installation or even roof repair can be an enormous project. It requires us to use heavy and special equipment that you may not want parked in your driveway. If that is the case, tell your contractor before the project begins and give them another location that works better for you.
- What is a good time to begin and end work each day?
Your personal schedule is a priority for us. We try to never be a distraction to your family or business so just let us know what time schedule is comfortable for you.
- Do you, the client, have any special requests?
Every roofing project is different and some clients may have special requests. For example, you may have a consideration for a neighbor, noise issues during certain times of the day or making sure your family pet is comfortable. It’s always best to inform your contractor before the project starts to avoid any surprises or frustrations.
Determine the right roofing material
You have many options when it comes to the material. To pick the right option for your home, seek the help of your roofing contractor.
Know whom to contact
Your contractor should assign a project manager who will be your contact for the duration of the roofing project. Knowing whom to contact should you have questions or in case of emergencies will help you get the proper assistance right away.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
An important project like a roofing project means you are expected to ask important questions. This will make sure you and your roofing company are on the same page regarding concerns like who will be in charge of the cleanup at the end of the day or how will your home be secured once the workers have left the premises.
Project scope is key
It’s imperative you start with a well-communicated scope of work. If you have a detailed plan it will enable you to fully understand all the components of the project and allow the contractor to provide you with the most accurate pricing estimate possible. Be sure to reveal all the details with the contractor, including work to be performed, safety expectations and all warranty details. You should schedule regular meetings with the contractor where you can review the schedule and address any issues that may arise.
Plan for the right replacement schedule
It’s essential to schedule your project during a time when the weather is nice in your area. This will help speed up the replacement or repair process. So, it’s best to plan ahead.
With Williams Roofing, you’ll receive all the help you need through the entire replacement process – from the free consultation and even beyond the installation process. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure a professional and successful project. For more information about our services, call us or complete our free estimate form today.