Many homeowners don't understand how important it is to maintain a structurally sound roof until it's too late. This results in the need for roof repairs, which can be costly if the process isn't navigated properly. If you're in the market for roofing contractors, there are a number of mistakes that end up costing you time, money, and frustration -- here are just a few examples as well as how to avoid making them.
Not researching enough roofing companies.
It's pretty clear that it's critical to make a list of potential companies you're considering, but just how many should you look at before making a final decision? The more, the merrier, but if the issue is time sensitive, don't get too carried away. Try to compile a list of at least three companies and get three estimates, at the very least. And if you're not satisfied or you feel like something's off, keep the search going.
Not ensuring sufficient contractor insurance.
Most people don't think to ask about contractor insurance, but it's a vital factor that could serve as a safety net should anything go wrong during the repair or replacement process.
"If property damage occurs during your roofing project or a worker is injured, the homeowner can be left holding the bag if the contractor does not carry enough insurance to pay for the damages. A reputable roofing company will provide documentation of their insurance policy and their insurance company will confirm that they are insured for the amount they claim," says Angie's List.
Not inspecting your home's roof often enough.
Nearly one in four homeowners (23%) admits they never inspect their roof or they only have it inspected if there is a problem. That being said, you should perform a quick visual inspection both before and after you have your repair or replacement done. You should also remember that under normal circumstances, your roof should be inspected once or twice a year. Keeping up with inspections can help you avoid any unexpected or costly repairs.
Ultimately, the roof repair process may not be easy, but avoiding these mistakes can help you have a quick and efficient experience with your home's needs. For more information about roof replacement or siding installation, contact JAC Roofing and Exteriors.