Every Florence roofing contractor will send you a proposal on how they are planning to go about the repairs on your roof after they have gone through an overall inspection of your roof. Reviewing this proposal is considered a critical process by many homeowners because this is often where a misunderstanding begins between the contractor and the homeowner.
You as the Florence homeowner should completely understand everything that is written in the proposal. If possible, confirm all the details with the roofing contractor to ensure that you both understand what the entire repair process and service entail. Doing so will effectively prevent any potential dispute between homeowner and contractor as well as help ensure a successful roof repair process.
What to Look For in Roof Repair or Roof Replacement Proposal
- Reading between the lines
Some proposals may contain vague language that could mean a lot of different things. If any of the work process or steps indicated in the proposal are not clear to you, verify them with the contractor. It is important that you clearly understand the work process that the contractor has written down in the proposal so you will have a clear image of how the work will be completed, how much it will cost and how long it will take. Keep in mind that these items – type of work to be done, cost, and time for the work is to be finished – are essential factors that you will need to consider in order to determine whether or not the contractor is a suitable fit for your needs.
- Verifying the proposed process
Opt to conduct a brief research on the proposed process before discussing with the contractor. Find a informational resource, particularly one that doesn’t sell any roofing service or product to get the most reliable data that will help you confirm the process proposed by the contractor.
Once you’ve confirmed the process, discuss the specific steps with the roofing contractor to ensure that you are not missing any important or critical aspect of the process. For example, if the repair includes re-covering the roof or installing a new roof, the process should begin with a moisture survey. This is important to make sure there are no wet materials on the old roof membrane. Installing the new membrane over a wet area on the old membrane will result to mold growth and, eventually, leak problems.
- Looking at the products that will be used in the repair process
Products to be used in the repair process are required to be included in the proposal. However, they are not always spelled out. A roof contractor might put a generic name or even the specific type of product to be used in the repair process. But they might not include the specific brand, manufacturer and specifications. These are important so that you can assess whether or not the contractor is using the best, most cost-effective and highest quality of materials for your roof.
Florence Roofing Pros can provide a free roof inspection and a complete proposal. We make sure you understand the complete process BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Call us today to schedule a time to discuss your roof needs.
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