4 Pitfalls to Avoid When it Comes to Your Roof
February 16, 2016 at 12:58 PM
Your roof is an investment and, just like any investment, it’s important to take all things into consideration before making any big decisions. After all, the last thing you want to do is make some of the biggest mistakes you could make on something that is such an investment.
Read on for the four pitfalls to avoid when it comes to your roof so that you can ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck!
1. Thinking Your Roof Repair or Replacement is a DYI Project
While there are many home projects that can easily be DYI, roofing projects are not one of them. Removing a roof is dangerous, strenuous work, and there are endless horror stories of homeowners starting a repair, or replacement, on their own only to realize that they were in over their heads.
Not only does this mistake potentially result in an increase in dollar signs, but a homeowner’s innocent DYI work may have caused more damage in the long run. Roofing work requires the proper safety equipment and expertise that is brought to the project when you use a professional roofer.
2. Installing Improper Products
Contrary to popular belief, not all roofing and gutter products are beneficial to your roof. Many items are invented with good intentions, but backfire under certain weather conditions and may actually cause damage to you roof or gutter system.
Always consult a professional roofer to ensure that all the products being installed on your roof are beneficial in the long run. Further, it’s best to consult professional roofers that have manufacture’s certifications, such as GAF Master Elite, as these roofers have met strict manufacturer prerequisites.
3. Purchasing Materials on Your Own
Purchasing roofing materials on your own is a big no-no! Sure, shopping around can be beneficial to ensure you’re getting the best prices, but it’s best to have a qualified professional roofer handle the purchasing for you.
Not only will this help you avoid having incorrect quantities or products, but it will also help you receive better pricing because professional roofers will have relationships already established with well-known suppliers.
4. Hiring a Roofing Contractor on a Whim
Last, but certainly not least, don’t assume that all roofing contractors are created equal. Never hire the first roofing contractor you stumble upon on a whim. Do your research!
Check online review sites such as Google, Angie’s List or the Better Business Bureau, and always ask for professional references.
Your end goal is to work with a company with great integrity and a track record of great finished products, so it’s absolutely worth the extra research time!
Avoid Roofing Pitfalls & Hire the Professionals!
H&S Roofing and Gutter Company has been serving the local Charlotte area for more than 77 years and has developed a lasting reputation of quality service and skilled craftsmanship.
Call 704-334-9934 to speak to a representative directly or visit www.hsroofing.com to learn more!