As a homeowner or property manager, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basics of roofing, such as the major components of a roof and the ideal schedule for maintenance. However, there are certain things that you can only learn from roofers themselves.
In this article, New Line Roofing shares four things that your residential or commercial roofing contractor wants you to know about roof work.
Roof work takes time.
Your chosen roofing contractor will go the extra mile to complete your roof installation or repair on schedule. However, it’s important to understand that roof work takes time. Project schedules are laid out for this very reason. This doesn’t give your roofer free license to extend the roofing project. Rather, it simply means that if you want a roofing job done right, you have to be willing to wait and not rush the work.
Sometimes, repairs won’t cut it.
Roofers strive to address and meet your roofing needs. They do their best to comply with your requests and preferences, but within reason. There are instances when the request is for a roof repair, but the damage to the roof is too severe. In this case a simple roof leak fix won’t cut it, and a full replacement is needed.
Trust is vital.
Roofing projects are a two-way street between you and your contractor. It’s important that you trust your roofer to do their job properly, just as it is important that they respect your needs and preferences.
Rapport between contractor and homeowner is a powerful thing. A project is more likely to proceed smoothly when both parties communicate openly about the process and decision aspects of the roof work.