It is commonly advised to not ignore the roofing on your home because doing so is a recipe for disaster. You should know that paying attention and making poor roofing decisions could be even more problematic. When it comes to your home’s roofing, here are some mistakes to avoid if you don’t want to make a bad situation worse.
- Don’t DIY It! Unless you have extensive experience with roofing and the necessary safety equipment and tools, don’t even think about trying to install your own roofing. What you save on labor might be a flash in the pan compared to a hospital bill, lost wages, or hiring someone to fix what you messed up.
- Don’t Buy the Materials Yourself! You might think you can find the best prices and materials on your own, but there is a better chance that the roofing contractor will be able to get them at a more competitive price for you. You’ll also avoid buying too few or too many materials. In addition, most roofing companies prefer to do a package deal so you can get a full warranty, and they have faith in the materials they are using. Some even refuse to use customer-provided roofing materials.
- Don’t Install Things on Your Roof on Your Own! It can be tempting to upgrade your home with new gutters, a skylight, solar panels, or have a satellite or antennae installed. However, you should always involve a roofing professional in the decision process and get their input as to whether this will harm your roof or even void the warranty.
- Don’t Hire an Unproven Roofing Contractor! Going with the lowest bid, especially one that gives a quote that sounds too good to be true, is a bad idea. Do your homework and find a reputable contractor with a proven track record and reputation in the community.
If you are in the middle of a roofing decision and want confidence that you are not making a mistake, feel free to run it past us at Race City Roofing. We would rather help you avoid a problem than assist you with fixing it later. With more than 20 years of experience and a stellar reputation in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, we are confident your roofing project is in the best possible hands when you work with us. Call today to learn more.