4 Huge Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Roof Replacement

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A roof replacement is probably one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make for your home. That’s why you’ll want to have all the bases covered to ensure the entire process goes smoothly. You should, for instance, understand some of the things that can compromise your project during its early stages. 

1. Prioritizing low bids:

Be wary of contractors offering rates that seem too good to be true because they almost always are. While replacing your roof is admittedly expensive, skimping on this project can lead to subpar materials and sloppy workmanship. Once it fails, and it will far sooner than you might think, this can cost you more in the long run. It always pays to focus on quality instead of price when investing in a huge project like roof replacement.

2. Not applying for a building permit:

Roof replacements will require the necessary building permits to ensure the work will adhere to local safety codes and regulations. Non-compliance can result in hefty fines, forced removal of your new roof, and even potential litigation. Before getting started on your roof replacement, make sure your choice of roofer has acquired these permits.

3. Skipping a written contract:

A verbal agreement and a firm handshake won’t work – to protect yourself and your investment, make sure you get a written contract from your roofer. This should detail every aspect of the work, from payment schedules and project timelines to material and labor costs, plus warranty coverage.

4. Assuming your roofer has the applicable credentials:

Always ask your choice of proof of licensing and insurance, including workers’ compensation and liability coverage. You should also check online reviews, databases, and sites so you can get a clearer idea of the quality of their work.

Warranty Roofing & Construction, LLC is the reliable expert you can count on for high-quality roof replacement. We are fully licensed and insured, plus certified by the leading roof manufacturers, such as GAF, Owens Corning®, and TAMKO®. Our superior workmanship is backed by experience so you can expect only a smooth and worry-free experience when you turn to us for this project. We proudly serve Denton, TX and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call us today at (214) 432-4380, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.