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A roof replacement is a significant investment, so you need to make sure you hire a trustworthy roofing company that is highly skilled and experienced at installing your chosen roofing material. Here are four key questions you should ask any prospective roofer before signing a contract:

1. What Will the Schedule Look Like?

In addition to discussing estimated start and completion dates, talk to your contractor about all the steps along the way. This will give you an idea of when each step of the process should be finished so you can monitor progress from beginning to end.

2. What Mode of Communication Will Be Used?

Establishing clear communication during the initial meeting is imperative. It helps avoid disputes and iron out misunderstandings right away. Never assume that your contractor shares your preference for correspondence. Know the specific ways your roofer likes to communicate and share yours too. Also, set up a regular meeting to discuss matters relevant to your roofing project.

3. Do You Have Any Concerns About the Project?

In most cases, there’s always something unknown about re-roofing that could call for a change order. Considering your roofing company’s wealth of experience, they should already have a clue. Being proactive and asking the expert for advice on what they think might go wrong allows you to budget for possible extra expenses.

4. How Are Change Orders Made?

A change order is a slight departure from the original agreement in the contract. It’s sometimes necessary, which is why you should have a procedure in place to carry it out properly. Any experienced roofing contractor is no stranger to this, so inquire how to note work and price changes according to best practices.

At Spicer Bros. Construction, we’re committed to demystifying re-roofing for you. Let us discuss everything you need to know about the project in Denton, MD, or Lewes, DE. Contact us now to set the best date and time for your in-home consultation.

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