A roof replacement project is a task that should always be left to the professionals. This is because attempting to DIY such a project can result in costly mistakes. However, while most of the heavy work is left to your professionals, as the homeowner, you are the project manager by default. But how exactly can a homeowner be a successful roofing project manager?
In this post, roofing and seamless gutter installation pros from Deschutes Roofing give a few tips that can help make your roofing project management a success.
Adhere to the Building Codes
The local building codes tend to dictate the roofing process and therefore, it’s important that it is observed throughout the project. When it comes to the topic of building codes, make sure to work with your contractor to coordinate code requirements with manufacturer installation guidelines. If there are any discrepancies between these guidelines and the building codes, resolve them with your contractor before starting the project.
Know Your Project Scope
Whether you’re having roofing repairs or replacements done, a proper and well-communicated project scope is one of the things you should have to make your roofing project management a success. This is because a thorough plan allows you to completely understand your roofing project and lets your contractor provide you with accurate price estimates.
As much as you want to, you can’t control the weather. With that in mind, be sure to schedule your roofing project according to the weather conditions of your area. Otherwise, it can lead to project delays or unsafe working conditions around your property.
As the roofing project manager, you should never underestimate the contributions of technology. In fact, because of it, roofing projects can now be conducted in a faster and safer manner than before. One example of these are technologies such as aerial roof management tools, which allow contractors to gather technical data for the project so the contractors can determine their next steps from the safety of the ground level.
Perform a Post-Installation Walkthrough
Once your roof has been repaired or replaced, make sure to perform a post-installation walkthrough with the contractor. That way, you can inspect your roof and see if you’re satisfied or unsatisfied with the end product.
Planning to install a new roof in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Deschutes Roofing, the leading service provider to approach when it comes to installing seamless gutters and new roofs in your home. Give us a call at (541) 728-0004 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.