When it comes to getting a new composite shingle roof for your house, the whole process is quite expensive. Due to this reason, it is vital that you get the planning phase right, as it plays an important role in ensuring your roof has a long lifespan. Here are four rookie mistakes you should avoid at all costs as it is common among homeowners:
Forgetting to ask for the written estimate
When it comes to getting a new composite shingle roof, there are a lot of roofing contractors who will give you free quotes. However, if you don’t get a written estimate from them, they can claim that it is non-existent. For instance, after completing the work, they will increase the charges on the total bill. The only way to make sure that the estimate remains the same until the billing process is to ask for a physical copy. If this is not possible, the roofing contractor should provide a digital copy, until they can send the physical one.
Not going through the contract
It is quite common for homeowners to avoid reading the contract, as they believe everything in the document is in order. Certain roofing contractors may add hidden charges in the contract, which you won’t get to know until you go through it. If you find any aspect of the contract confusing, raise questions immediately. Also, if you believe that there are corrections to be made, you should bring it to the attention of the roofing contractor.
Paying little attention to your attic
Very few homeowners understand the importance of the attic in relation to the composite shingle roof. Ventilation in the attic is vital, as it increases airflow while keeping the moisture levels down. As a result of this, it prevents mold from growing, protecting the integrity of your roof.
Thinking it is okay to start without a permit
Most of the time, you need a permit, before your roofing contractor can start installing the composite shingle roof. If the roofing contractor fails to get one, you will be held liable. In this situation, you may have to pay heavy fines, you won’t get insurance, or you have to remove the roof.
These are the four rookie mistakes that every homeowner makes when planning for a new composite shingle roof. If you want to avoid facing all these problems, you should contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction. Our roofing contractors will give you the estimate of installing a new composite shingle roof, within 30 minutes after their arrival, for free!