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Steps to Take Before Replacing Your Roof Part 2

Investing in a new roof is no small feat.

A new roof is, by no means, a small investment, and that’s why, here at Adept Construction, we believe that it’s so important that you have the information you need to make the right decisions about your new roof. When the time comes to replace your roof, there is a number of things to consider, and if you’ve already had a chance to read our last blog, then you already know about a few of the steps you should take before getting your roof replaced. Here are a few more steps that will help to ensure an outcome you’ll be happy about:

Step #4. Make sure all of the documentation is in place.

In general, the roof replacement process will only take a few days. But, for a relatively short project, it’s also a hugely important one, so it’s vitally important that your roofing contractor gets it right. Before you sign any contracts or let any roofers get near your roof, it’s imperative to ensure that all documentation is in order. To limit your own liability and risk, you should never work with a roofing company that isn’t licensed, insured or bonded.

Step #5. Prepare to pay more for top-quality products.

Roofing is a long-term investment, and in general, you can expect to get about 20 years out of your roof. But, some roofing materials are designed to last longer and provide more durability than others. The last thing that you want is to have to go through the entire roof replacement process again prematurely because you settled for low-quality roofing materials. Additionally, different roofing materials have different maintenance needs. For example, composite roofs are typically a bigger investment than asphalt shingle roofs, but they require very little maintenance comparatively. There are a lot of costs to take into account, so don’t let the initial investment in a roofing material keep you from seeing the long-term savings and benefits.


Step #6. Sign a contract.

You should never allow a roofer to get on top of your roof if you have not signed a contract. A contract should lay out the terms of the roof replacement service in black and white terms that both the client and the roofer can understand. The contract should include the written estimate, the materials used and all of the details of the project that you’ve previously agreed on. And, once you have a contract, make sure that you read through it carefully! 

 A new roof isn’t exactly a cheap upgrade on your home or business, so when the time comes to have your roof replaced, it’s important to do your due diligence. After all, it’s your money that's being invested, and you need to make sure that you use it wisely.   

Take the guesswork out of finding the right roofing contractors in Villa Park. Entrust your roof replacement project to the professionals at Adept Construction. We offer high-quality roofing services you can trust. Contact us today for your free estimate!

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