Finding a reliable roofing company among the hundreds, possibly thousands of candidates can be an overwhelming task. Yet, despite the challenge, it is one of the most important steps in getting quality roofing services. Once you’ve done your due diligence and chosen a roofer for your project, you have to make sure that whatever you have in mind is translated into reality.
The only way to make sure your plans are followed to a T is with proper communication with your roofer. For home improvement projects as significant as roof replacements, you want to leave as little to interpretation as possible. Here are a few tips from our experts at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements on how to communicate clearly and properly with your roofing professional.
Open Lines of Communication
It’s not unusual for roofers to contact you multiple times even as the project progresses. If you don’t have any reliable lines of contact, your roofer might be able to reach you for important updates and other pertinent information. Make sure you provide them with a good number to contact you with as well as a clear schedule detailing your availability. If possible, provide them with a backup number in case of emergencies.
Learn About Roofing
You don’t have to undergo training to become a certified roofer yourself, but it does help to learn the basics of what happens during a roof replacement. Know what to expect during the process by talking to friends or family members who have recently had their roofs done. Don’t hesitate to ask your roofer as well if there are any parts of the project that you don’t quite understand.
Get Everything in Writing
Documentation protects both you and your roofing contractor in case things don’t go as planned. Get a detailed contract and review it line by line to make sure you’re getting your investments’ worth. Contracts also protect your roofer in case you make sudden changes to the roofing project.
At Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, we are your leading provider of roof repair, replacement and installation services. Give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and other nearby areas in MO.