The weather is finally getting warmer, spring is in the air, and you’ve noticed your roof has seen better days. Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a little repair work, next comes the fun part: decision-making.
An endless string of questions rattles off in your mind. How extensive will the project be? Should we replace the entire roof while we’re at it? What will everything cost? Is this a DIY project? If not, how do we go about finding a reputable remodeler?
First of all, these are worthy concerns. Trusting someone with the repair and maintenance of your home is no joke! It’s one of your most significant investments, after all. So, whether you’re a DIYer or bringing in the pros, which big mistakes should you avoid?
Read on below for our biggest examples or roof repair no-nos. Any of the following missteps could be a sign of potential remodeling mismanagement or concern.
Permits matter when you’re changing your home, particularly when adding a new roof. If the permit process is neglected, you, the homeowner, could be held liable for the consequences. This could include everything from municipal fines to insurance issues to even having to remove the new roof entirely.
Beyond securing the proper permits, it’s also your remodeler’s job to secure adequate building insurance. Again, if they cut corners, you could be left paying for an injured contractor or various property damages. Ask for proof of insurance up-front, before hiring anyone – an honest contractor won’t be caught off guard.
Although it’s hidden beneath the rest of your roof, your attic is an important part of the entire roof’s system. Sufficient attic ventilation plans are a necessity. When your attic is neglected your energy costs will soar, your insulation will wear, and your shingles will weather poorly; bad news all around.
Cutting Installation Corners
Most roofing manufacturers provide precise instructions on how to install their products, even down to the number of nails required per shingle. Another warning sign to lookout for is a remodeler that uses mismatched shingles or installs new and old shingles together. In fact, in some areas, it’s illegal to install a new roof before inspecting and fully removing the old one!
If you are in need of a new roof or roofing repairs, contact the roofing experts at R&R Remodeling at (952) 856-0575. Our team of roofing experts will be happy to help you determine the best material for your roofing project while making sure the job is done right the first time.
Rey Cintron is the owner of R & R Remodeling, Inc. and an expert in the residential remodeling industry.