If you notice signs of roofing problems such as leaks or water stains on your ceiling, then you need to act quickly to arrange for repairs. Here is a list of things you should do in preparation for roof repair:
1. Have Your Roof Professionally Inspected: Your roof needs repair, so you need to know how much repair work is required, along with its cost. Hire a local roofing contractor with a valid roofing license, insurance that covers both general liability and workers’ compensation and a proven local reputation. Professionals like ourselves will provide an accurate assessment of your roof’s condition, come up with a plan for repair and provide a written quote. Avoid choosing a contractor just because they gave you a low quote: when it comes to your roof, you’ll get what you pay for.
2. Prepare Your Budget: Next, determine how you will finance the repair project if your insurance won’t cover it: perhaps from your existing home maintenance budget or a financing plan from a reputable provider. You should also set aside a contingency fund of 10 to 20% of your overall budget in case of unexpected expenses.
3. Decide on a Schedule: Summer is the ideal season for roofing work because of the mild weather and because it’s easier to send the kids off to camp or to stay with relatives while you have your roof repaired. Summer is also the busiest season for contractors, so you should schedule your repair date as early as possible.
4. Prepare Your Home: Remove framed pictures, valuables and other items that might get knocked off the wall during the roof repair. If the extent of the repair work requires that you leave the premises, be sure to book a room at a nearby hotel or make arrangements with relatives.
To learn more about our roof repair services, call V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding today at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We are located in Meriden, CT, and serve nearby areas.