A while ago, my friend Steve was building his dream house. It was his lifelong dream of creating that house and last year he finally did it. It has beautiful garden, it has swimming pool and basketball court. His attic was marvelously done. He put his old stuff there and when I visited him, I always went there to chill. He has his library, gramophone with old records and he created beautiful atmosphere like in some European cafés that I have visited once. He was really happy when he finished it and he forgot about all the difficulties that he had while he was building that house. And believe me, he had difficulties. I have listened to all his problems for some time, but I understood him eventually.
He finally done it and now he doesn’t have to think about it. But I remembered and I want to share his story with you. Why? Well, not to repeat his mistakes. He was building that house for a long time, but he had most of his problems with roof. His roofing contractor wasn’t the right guy and he had to change them several times. His final product was brilliant, but there were a lot of mistakes before. So I will tell you what you need to know about roofing.
It’s not just color you need to know about your future roof. You have to think about the material of roof as well. And the best way is to pick the right contractor – the one that proved his service. My friend had his first contractor who done his job. However, he done completely opposite of what my friend required of him. They had problem with the final product and that is one of the things you need to discuss with your future contractor.
Of course, at the beginning of your roofing project, you must interview a lot of contractors to find the right one. Steve didn’t do that. He asked his brother for the roofer brother hired and he hired him in the end. Although that’s not a bad strategy (to ask your friends and family about someone who had done his job well) they had different opinions and that was wrong. I saw Steve’s brother house and it was solid work, however that contractor wasn’t the right guy for Steve’s dream house.
He hired his second contractor by looking the ads in the Craigslist. He found some guy who had the most reasonable prices. Steve wanted to save some money and hired him. However, it turned out it was some crook. He didn’t have the licenses and building permits. That’s one of the more important things to ask your future contractor – to show you the license and some previous works.
You cannot afford problems to yourself. Sure, his price was tempting, but you cannot think about saving some money in this occasion. When Steve thought about his roof, he had in mind his beautiful attic and that’s okay, but roof is the thing that cover your house from all weather conditions, and thus it is the most important part of your house.
So when he hired the third contractor, everything was fine. He had licenses, he had huge experience and his final product matched Steve’s final draft. As you can see from this article, it is very important to choose an appropriate roofing contractor since you want to avoid possible problems. Ask around – via word of mouth, look for it in the Craigslist or just call someone randomly and see for yourself.Read More