What Not to Do During Your Roof Replacement

When it comes to roof replacements, or any type of major construction works on your home, there are a few do’s and don’ts that might help you build a stronger, more effective relationship with your roofing contractor. That’s why we’ve put together the guide below; to help give you an idea of the sorts of things you shouldn’t do during your roof replacement in Melbourne.

Don’t Disappear

Obviously, you can’t live in your house if it doesn’t have a roof. You might want to head off for a holiday, but that doesn’t mean you should disappear completely. Roofing contractors don’t need your help with the roof replacement, but it does help if you’re around or at least contactable, should any questions arise. Being contactable will make the whole roof replacement process run a lot more smoothly.


Don’t Be Difficult

You are the client, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be friendly. Creating a good relationship will not only open up communication, it will also mean that your roofing contractor will give 110% on your job. As with all relationships, you can more flies with honey than you do with vinegar – all builders are more accommodating and receptive to clients who are appreciative and understanding of problems that arise that are out of their control. It goes back to the old dictum of treating people how you would like to be treated. If you expect courteous service, then be a courteous client.


Don’t Stay Away from the Job Site

If you’re still in the area, it’s always a good idea to stop in every now and then to check on the progress of your roof replacement. Stopping in every now and then shows that you’re interested in the process and will assist in creating that all important relationship between you and your roofing contractor. You never know, you might be able to be of assistance when you stop off. If you turn up and the roofing contractor explains that things are taking a little bit longer because one of their laborers didn’t show up for work you could offer to do the tip run or duck down to the hardware store to pick up some supplies that the laborer was supposed to bring. Of course, you don’t have to do any of these things but any assistance you offer is sure to be appreciated and they may even knock a little off the invoice at the end.


Don’t Change Your Mind

You can’t expect your roofing contractor to be able to deliver your brand new roof on time if you changing your requirements mid-way through the job. So, as much as possible, try to figure out exactly what you want before you accept the quote. If the contractor has replaced half the roof using the blue Colorbond you requested and you suddenly decide red will work better, then you need to be aware that your roof replacement will take longer and the original quote will increase.


Of course, a good roofing contractor, like the team at ACR Roofing, will be accommodating of your needs, and go out of their way to make sure you’re happy with the end product. But the job will always run much more smoothly if you have a clear plan from the beginning. This also extends to planning any other work that is to be done around the house around the roof replacement. Don’t organise to have the plumbers turn up on the same day as the roof contractor. A good company, like ACR Roofing, will be able to assist you in planning out your schedule, and will make themselves available to answer any and all of your questions before your roof replacement job starts.


Don’t Choose a Handyman Instead Of A Specialist

When choosing your roofing contractor, choose one that specialises in roof replacement. Doing this ensures the contractor will have all the appropriate licenses and be well versed in the necessary Australian Standards. Going with a Melbourne roofing contractor like ACR Roofing gives you the confidence that your roof replacement will last for years and that the job will get done safely.

So, if you’re in need of a roof replacement, get in contact with the roofing specialists in Melbourne at ACR Roofing. With 35 years in the industry there’s no one better at delivering exactly what you want on time. The friendly team at ACR Roofing will keep you informed throughout and are always more than happy to answer any questions or queries you have along the way.

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