Roof repair or replacement can significantly affect how your home looks and functions, so it’s normal to feel some level of apprehension when planning one of these projects. What if something goes wrong with the job? What if an accident happens? What if it doesn’t turn out the way you envisioned? These questions and more may be running through your head, preventing you from approaching the project calmly. Fortunately, there is a way to help you achieve of peace of mind: be direct with your roofing contractor.
The premier home improvement expert, Neumann Construction, shares three questions you can ask your contractor before starting a roofing project:
1. How Long Will the Project Take?
The duration of the project and target schedule are typically discussed during consultation and should be specified in the contract. To make things clear and help set your expectations straight, however, ask your contractor if there are possibilities of delays and what these potential problems could be. It’s important to have an idea of how long your roofing project will take because that will help you make arrangements for your day-to-day life.
2. Do You Use Subcontractors?
It is common practice among smaller home improvement companies to hire subcontractors, particularly if there is an aspect of the project that they do not specialize in or if the project is too big for their team to handle. However, it’s best to hire roofing contractors with their own teams as this ensures uniform work quality.
It is also important to determine if you will be dealing with different roofers because you need to know if labor charges from subcontractors are already covered in the contract and if they are fully insured for your protection.
3. How Do I File a Warranty Claim?
Big contracting jobs like roof replacement typically come with product and labor warranties. If you hire a reputable contractor, you’re looking at even more generous terms. Ask about the conditions that will invalidate your warranty as well how you can specifically take advantage of those terms. It’s possible you won’t need to file a claim for a warranty, but it’s still better to know what has to be done.
At Neumann Construction, we strive hard not just to provide high-quality roofing and exterior solutions, but valuable information and tips as well to help you make the most of your home improvement projects. Call us at (218) 270-0009 to learn more about what we can do for you, and schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homes in and around Pequot Lakes, MN.