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Six Mistakes To Avoid When You Are Communicating With Your Roofing Contractor

Ashley Hart

The success of your roofing project depends on how well you communicate with your contractor. Unfortunately, consumers sometimes make communication mistakes when they're working with their contractor that can delay the project or reduce their satisfaction.

The following are six mistakes to avoid when you are communicating with your roofing contractor. 

Being unclear about your roofing goals

Before roofing work begins on your property, make sure that you've clearly expressed what type of roofing work you want to have done. Discuss the materials that will be used on your roof as well as your scheduling expectations so that your contractor knows when you want the project to be complete. 

Failing to make your budgetary limitations known

Discussing your budget with your roofing contractor is one of the most important things you need to do. You need to make sure that your roofing project remains affordable for you, and roofing installations can vary widely in price.

Get a quote from your contractor before work begins so that you know approximately how much your new roof will cost. 

Relying solely on communicating verbally and not getting your agreement in writing

Simply coming to a verbal agreement with your roofing contractor is not enough. You should have your contractor draw up a contract and review this contract carefully before signing. This will prevent unexpected surprises while roofing work is being carried out on your property. 

Not asking questions that you have

It helps if you understand the roofing process and you are well informed on how your roofing project will progress. You should never feel reluctant to ask questions you have. The more you know about the materials and labor that your roofing project requires, the more peace of mind and confidence you can have in your roofing contractor. 

Forgetting to bring up concerns you have

If you're worried about a delay or another issue that comes up as your new roof is built, make sure you discuss this concern with your roofing contractor. A good roofing contractor will be happy to address and resolve your concerns so that you're happy with your new roof. 

Failing to respond to calls or emails from your roofing contractor right away

Respond right away to any communication from your roofing contractor so that you avoid delays. If it takes time for you to get back to your roofing contractor, your roofing work may not stay on schedule.

It's also important to respond quickly to make sure that your roofing contractor always has your input when questions come up about the roofing design or materials used during your project.


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