Once you have settled on the design, signed the paperwork and have picked an installation date for your roof replacement project, the challenge now is to get the best work from your chosen roofing contractor. Let us offer you some preparation tips to ensure that your roof replacement is smooth and hassle-free.
TIP: Keep All Documentation in One Place
There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to find a misplaced receipt or a copy of the contract. So, during the planning stage, prepare a folder or notebook that will contain everything that’s related to your project: sketches, clippings, business cards and the actual contract and warranty paperwork. When you need to refer to a specific document, you will already know where to find it. A sturdy container that can withstand accidental splashes and repeated handling is ideal.
TIP: Schedule a Pre-Installation Meeting
Schedule a meeting with the contractor about a week or so before installation starts. This is more than just a “getting to know you” exercise; rather, it’s an opportunity to iron out details that were not discussed during the previous meetings as well as an opportunity to ask follow-up questions, such as the change procedure. In situations that may qualify as necessary changes, typically in the form of unseen issues with the existing roofing or siding, you and the contractor will already know what to do. Note that project changes are not included in the contract price, which is why your approval is needed before they can proceed.
TIP: Exchange Contact Information
Make it a point to exchange contact information with the installation team leader. In addition to a phone number, provide an email address in case you need to exchange documents or photos. This is doubly important if you can’t be onsite during installation as there may be situations (like the aforementioned middle-of-installation changes) that may require your quick response.
Our expertise allows us to tackle all kinds of roofing projects, whether you have an asphalt or a wood shake roof. To learn more about our services, call Safe Harbor Roofing and Siding today at (913) 800-6181. We serve Shawnee, Kansas and Kansas City.