A new roof can be a major project and we want to make sure you are fully equipped. Here are a few things to know when you’re expecting a new roof!
ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET
Ask for a detailed list of what services the roofing company will provide when comparing prices, and make sure it hits your goals. Projects can differ from company to company and pricing is not always comparing apples to apples. Ask about extra fees or supplemental payments that occur upon project completion. Be sure to get what you paid for!
Elliott Roofing assists in determining the customer’s goals and discusses how to achieve them. We focus on the quality and longevity of our customer’s roofs. When it comes to roofing, the cheapest option is not necessarily the best. It’s like the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” If price is a concern, talk with your local banking institution about a financing plan. Protecting your home should be a top priority. Be sure to make the best long-term decision for your home or business and don’t get caught up on just the price.
FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
Check with your neighborhood association before beginning any major construction project. Some neighborhoods have certain guidelines regarding roofing colors and materials, location of debris containers and when construction can commence and must complete daily.
A typical residential roof should take around one to two days to complete. The timeline can be extended based upon the pitch, angle or slope of the roof, design features and inclement weather. The key is not speed when it comes to roofing; it is accuracy. Elliott Roofing will give you an estimated timeline, but if the project is longer than anticipated, be sure to remember that the quality of the roof is most important.
DISCUSS PAYMENT BEFORE THE PROJECT BEGINS
Discuss when payment is due before a roofing project begins and be financially prepared. Elliott Roofing invoices the customer after the project is complete.
PREPARE YOUR SPACE
Getting your home or business ready for a major construction project is key. It can save you time, money and the typical construction project headaches.
Below are a few ways to get your space ready:
- Decide on a spot for roofing materials and have it cleared before scheduled delivery
- Unlock gates and provide access to all areas around the home or business
- Relocate cars
- Turn off home or business alarms with rooftop sensors
- Secure pets from the backyard
- Turn off pumps to the pool and/or hot tub
- Remove items that may fall off interior walls due to nail pops
- Cover valuable contents in attic (if a re-deck or wood roof replacement)
- Move outside potted plants out of construction area
- Make electricity accessible
Following our guidelines to getting your space ready increases the safety of a job site and makes the project more convenient for the home or business owner. Elliott Roofing has laid out these steps to make your roofing project as seamless as possible.
ALERT THE NEIGHBORS
As a courtesy and safety measure to the surrounding homes, we place a sign in the yard sharing our registered roofing contractor number and warning that the area is considered a construction site. The safety of our customers, children and animals is of utmost importance to our company. If the property owner has a close relationship with neighbors, communication of the roofing project and construction site is always a thoughtful and courteous touch.
LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS
An Elliott team member will walk you through all the key points before any roofing project begins. Let the experts take care of you, your home and business.