We’ve heard some horror stories from contractors about clients coming to them after horrible roofing mistakes. We’re going to help you avoid making the same mistakes we’ve heard and by doing that, save you a potentially ruined roof and a lot of money.
1. Don’t try to replace, repair or redo your roofing if you are not a professional or have enough experience to be extremely confident that you can get the job done properly. Not only can you make mistakes and damage the roof and lost money but roofing is a dangerous job. You can seriously injure yourself if you don’t know the proper safety precautions.
2. Don’t buy your own materials when you are having a contractor take care of the job. You won’t have to worry about buying the wrong product or wrong quantity. The contractor also may be able to get you a better deal because of connections.
3. Don’t pick the wrong type or product for your roof. There are certain types of skylights and rain prevention items that can actually cause damage depending on the type of weather you get in your area. Some skylights can’t handle areas with heavy rain, for example. Make sure you consult a contractor on the right type of features you may be able to get for your roof.
4. Hiring a bad contractor. This one is probably the most easily avoidable. All it takes is a little research. There are plenty of places to find information about contractors. Ask others for recommendations, use yelp, use Google reviews, look at various business directory sites. You should be able to find out if a contractor is worthy or not. If you can’t find any information on someone, it may be better to just pick a contractor with more reputation.