Your roof is a lot more important than you might realise. It protects everything that’s under it including the people who live or work there. A new roof is a big project, but a sound investment if you take the time to do some research and learn from the mistakes of others.
With that in mind, here are five of the biggest mistakes property owners make when considering new roofing so you can avoid making them yourself and save time and money.
Doing It Yourself
To cut costs, you might think about installing the new roof yourself. After all, how hard can it be? Well, it’s a bigger job than you and a couple of friends can realistically handle; it’s really a job for the experts. Once you take into consideration the structural requirements, proper ventilation, safety aspects and more, you’ll see that it’s not a DIY project. Also keep in mind that many roofing materials manufacturers will only honour the warranty if the roof is installed by licenced and qualified tradespeople.
You Get What You Pay For
When it comes to roof repairs or new roof installations, choosing the lowest priced quote might not be a wise decision. If you’re choosing an installer on price alone, you could find out the hard way why the quote was so low. Perhaps they don’t have the experience, there are hidden costs or they use inferior materials and take no pride in their work.
Not Doing Enough Research on the Installer
This is part of not accepting the lowest priced quote. Do your due diligence when choosing a roof repairer or installer. Make sure you ask a lot of questions. A good roofing company will be happy to answer any questions you have. Have a look at past jobs they’ve done, read testimonials and speak to existing customers about workmanship, cleanliness and time taken to complete the project. Choose an experienced and reputable installer.
Being Pressured into Signing Now
Be wary if a roofing company tries to pressure you into signing a contract before you’re ready. A new roof is a major investment, so take as long as you need to decide which installer is right for you, and don’t fall for promises of huge discounts and immediate starts. If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is, so do some research on the company and dig a little deeper.
Not Understanding the Warranty
With everything else you have to deal with, you may forget about your warranty. What if something goes wrong with your new roof? What exactly does the warranty cover, and for how long? A reputable company will offer a sturdy warranty which shows they’re confident in their workmanship.
Contact Queensland Sheet Metal Today
Queensland Sheet Metal combine extensive local knowledge with a huge network and years of expertise. Located centrally in Brisbane, our team can supply you with a wide range of products that include Colorbond® Steel roofing, walling, fascia, gutters, downpipes, flashings, carports and patios. Plus, we can offer you advice if you happen to run into trouble during the installation process. To place an order or request a quote, contact us online or call 07 3267 1010.