We get it; sometimes, we just want to get things fixed without having to fork out money to pay off a professional who fixes a problem in minutes. And yes, some jobs are possible to get done on your own but not roof leaks. There is a reason why you should hire a licensed roofing contractor like Jancon Exteriors, to replace any missing or broken shingles that are causing your roof to leak. We have come across many mistakes made by homeowners that have cost them more than they had anticipated, and we do want you to do the same. Here are some of the common mistakes you should avoid.
Hiring an Unlicensed Roof Contractor
It is within your rights as a homeowner to see the contractor’s license and valid. We have come across plenty of homeowners who have admitted to either not checking the license or knowing about it because it was cheaper to hire. This is a fundamental mistake as the unlicensed contractor will cut corners to get paid and leave. They are leaving you with a dodgy replaced roof that will eventually break off. Hiring a licensed contractor will allow you to go back to them if things are starting to loosen up.
Leaving it Too Late to be Replaced
How many times have you looked at a project and said to yourself, “I’ll deal with it later”? Replacing a roof should not be this case as roof life expectancy is around 15-25 years. Therefore you should check when was the last time you had your roof replaced. If you are a recent homeowner, it is best to double-check with the previous owner or real estate to ensure longer lasting roofing service.
Being Pressured to Finance Your Roof Replacements
Roof contractors will have finance options, and we recommend you do your research and see if their finance platform suits you. We understand roof replacement can be expensive, so we are forced with no option but to finance. Without doing research, you may fall into a trap where programs will have a high price and drain your money out faster than you think. We recommend speaking to a financial advisor to see out your options before making a decision.
Roof leaks can be a big problem if the issue is not fixed right away. That’s why Jancon Exteriors offer our customers a free consultation and estimate, so you feel more at ease on what is affordable ad manageable. Our priority is to protect your home. Call us to learn more about our roofing services today!