Although you may compromise on some aspects in the construction or renovation of a house or building, you cannot gamble with the roofing as it can make or break the structure. Roofing replacement is a serious undertaking, and everything possible must be done to ensure that you get it right. The following are costly mistakes you should avoid.
Doing it yourself:
There are some aspects of roofing you can do it yourself, but replacement if the roof is not one of them. Do not attempt to remove the roofing and replacing it as you may make some costly mistakes. First, there is the risk of falls and injuries. Most roofing material are slippery and you can easily fall from the roof. Even the roofers who do the roofing ensure they have the right roofing equipment to ensure their safety before going up the roof.
Avoid doing it yourself unless you want to deal with unforeseen admission to hospital or costly repairs or another replacement. Remember that the lifespan of roofing material is dependent on how well and properly they are installed. Some manufacturers will void the warty of you install the roofing material yourself. Keep in mind that one of the leading causes of death at construction sites is falls from rooftops
Dealing with unprofessional roofing contractor:
Not everyone going by the name roofing contractor should be entrusted with roofing replacement work. If you are the wrong choice of the person or company that installs the roofing, you can rest assured that the work will be shoddy and you will not get value for your money. To be on the safe side, ensure the roofing company you deal with, is professionally qualified and experienced to do the job. This means you have to take the long route of reading reviews, getting referrals and recommendations, long listing potential service providers, shortlisting, and then hiring the best company to do the job.
Missing the building permit:
Note that you may be require to obtain local building permit before you can replace the roof. Most importantly, the roofing must be done to comply with the local are building regulations and codes.
Seeking quick fixes:
Unless you want to regret thereafter, avoid looking for quick fixes in the roofing work. The process of removing the existing roof and installing another may take some time as the roofers may need to examine and inspect the deck structure to satisfy themselves that it can support the weight of the roof.