Choosing to replace your composite shingle roof is one of the biggest undertakings for your household. Right from selecting the right contractor to installing the new roof, every decision you make will have a huge impact the project’s success. To help you make the right choices, here is a list of five do’s and don’ts you should follow:
Ask the contractor questions
As roof replacement involves a significant investment from your side, you should make sure that you know everything about the project. Ask the contractor a myriad of questions such as whether you can install additional layers and the timeline of the project. Make sure you clear all doubts with the roofing contractor, to avoid confusion during the project.
Check with the Home Owners Association (HOA) guidelines
Home Owners Association (HOA) will have a set of guidelines for styles, colors, and materials, you need to follow during replacement of your composite shingle roof. As you don’t want to pay heavy fines or start the project from scratch again, make sure that you go through the rules and regulations of HOA.
Ensure your house is ready for the replacement project
Since the replacement project is a lot of work, it is paramount that you ensure your house is ready. As the installation crew will be hammering on your composite shingle roof, it will produce vibrations. Make sure that you store fragile items and remove all hangings from your wall as they can get damaged.
Allow anyone to go near the worksite
It is important that you follow all security protocols when replacing your roof. Make sure that you don’t allow anyone such as your relatives, neighbors, and children near the worksites. The reason is that this area will be full of tools, composite shingles, and nails, which can hurt anyone easily.
Take any shortcuts
If you hire a contractor without proper credentials, they will try to cut costs by going for cheaper materials. Although it allows you to save money in the short run, you will face the consequences as time goes on. For example, the material may not last as long as expected or the flashing will wear out within a couple of months.
By following these five important dos and don’ts, replacing your composite shingle roof will go according to plan. If you want to ensure that only professionals work on your roof, you should get in touch with Prodigy Roofing & Construction. After we arrive in your location, we will inspect, analyze, and give you the total estimate, for free!