When it’s time to replace your roof, for the best outcome, you need to choose a reliable contractor and make sure the communication flows between you.
Communication between yourself and the contractor means:
- you will have clarity about the final cost of the project and will be informed of any issues that could come up that may affect the budget and by how much
-you will understand clearly the cost breakdown. Materials, labour, etc.
-you will have a clear understanding of the scope of work. When it will begin, how long it will last for.
-you will have information about what to expect while the work is being done and how to prepare appropriately
-you will know your warranty information clearly as well as understand the qualifications and insurance information about the roofing company you are working with
-you will know how the payment of your project will be handled and how to access financing if necessary
-you will have any questions that you may have answered to your satisfaction about your roof project and the roofing company will similarly have the same from yourself.
BOTTOM LINE: A good relationship with your roofing contractor will improve all aspects of the job, resulting in the roof you want for a fair price and finished in a timely fashion.
The Traits of Good Communication
You deserve a contractor that is available to answer any questions that arise before, during, and after the job. These important traits should inform all of your interactions with your contractor:
Regular discussions: These could come in the form of regular meetings or informal phone calls. These discussions keep you in the loop and let you know if any problems or complications have occurred. It also allows you to express any concerns about the progress of the job.
Good records: You should write down any important discussions you have with the crew or the supervisor, especially concerning the budget. Also, jot down any questions that occur to you, to ask the next time you speak with the contractor,
Mode of Communication: Let the contractor know which types of communication you prefer: email, phone calls, texts, or face-to-face talks.
Overall, many factors go into getting a solid roof over your head. Good, regular communication is certainly an essential one. It keeps you informed about the progress of the job and answers your questions ultimately giving you control over your project.
If you need some sound roofing advice, or a free inspection and quote, please contact our team at Class Eh! Roofing by filling out the contact form or calling us directly for a prompt response at: 289-687-6924.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!