Roofing Contractors – 5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Roofing Contractors

roofing contractors 150x150Hiring is always a very involved process, but it’s always necessary when your roof is about to fall apart. Believe it or not, just hiring the right isn’t enough. If you want to have your roof repair project go as seamlessly as possible, you are going to have to work with the contractors that you hire. Without a little bit of cooperation, it’s quite possible that a simple repair can turn into a horror story.

A lot of horror stories that are focused on roofing contractors talk about a lack of communication when it comes what needed to be fixed. It’s easy to see why so many people get infuriated by these kinds of happenings. No one wants to pay for one thing, but get something that they didn’t want, right? In order to make sure that you won’t be one of the people who has to explain this to friends, it’s crucial to get everything that will be done with your roof on paper, signed, and initialed. (This includes changes to plans, too!)

Still, others mention that they have heard of times when roofing contractors charge much more than they initially estimate. This is actually quite common, and it’s important to make sure that you realize what kind of estimate it is. Do not bank on the cost given to you in an estimate unless you know how the estimate is calculated, and have a good idea on the accuracy of the estimates that the company gives. It’s always a good idea to make sure that you hire roofing contractors that are known for giving estimates that actually match what people normally pay. It’s also a good idea to get any time estimates down in writing before you start working, too.

When your roofing contractors are working on your roof, it’s important to make sure that you help them have the best work environment that they can have. An area that has a lot of noise will distract your roofers from doing the best job possible. This is why it’s best to leave your roofing contractors alone while they are working. Of course, if they have any questions, it’s important to answer them to the best of your abilities. It’s also a good idea to leave out a couple of cans of soda along with some snacks for their break time. Why? Because a contractor who is refreshed can work for a longer time, and also get more done, than a contractor who doesn’t have much in his stomach.

Communication and cooperation can make the entire roof repair process a lot easier for both you and the people who are working for you. The more that you work with your roofing contractors, the quicker your roof repairs will be done. It’s always very easy to find a great team of contractors for the job, but remember – you are always going to be part of that team when the project is your home.

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7 Responses to Roofing Contractors – 5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Roofing Contractors

  • Patricia

    I learned early on that if you were going to have any construction repairs of any kind done to your house you need to get quotes from the contractor and you need to have the quote signed by the contractor you choose to do the work before they start . If you don’t, that is when you can get ripped off bad when they change the amount of work they think they need to do.

  • Peter

    Thank you for the advice we just went through a hail storm back in April and I am going to have to have the roof replaced. This article was full of good advice and tips so that I don’t make any mistakes. And thank you to the commenter that left the first comment about having them sign the quote stating there will be no additional cost. Great blog guys thanks.

  • Corazon

    I was shocked by your paragraph about estimates and not hiring a company based on the estimate. This is amazing to me, people would actually think the estimate is good enough to hire someone off of. An estimate is merely a guess on the builders part, you should get multiple estimates, then you pick out of those estimates and tell them you want a quote, this should be what they are going to charge.

  • Martha

    I think the very first thing you need to do before you solidify a deal with a contractor is make sure the service provider is a licensed contractor with a good reputation or a satisfactory service record. So you need to do your due diligence. I say this not to vilify contractors. Certainly, there are many good ones, but there are those scrupulous, unlicensed contractors who are looking to prey upon unsuspecting persons to take their money and split.

  • Rita

    I think it is being very nice to leave soda’s and snacks out for them during their break time, but I have also found that if you do that too much they tend to take a lot of breaks. Your best bet is a roofing crew not an individual, a crew can come in and have it done in a day or two where and individual is going to take about a week.

  • Maria

    My dad is a contractor and I have worked with construction companies for a long time and usually the companies that send out the workers don’t want you to do things like leaving them snacks on their breaks because the longer they are there the less money the company makes. Does your company not go by that philosophy? When you send out workers is it a team or just a couple of people?

  • Marie

    I thought that it was interesting that your blog would focus on people helping the roofers out by giving them snacks and leaving them alone so they are not distracted. Most of the time the roofing companies that I have dealt with want to get in there and get out as fast as possible and the little tricks that you are describing can help them do just that.

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