If you’re just beginning to consider a roof renovation project, or you think your roof might be in need of repair, then the following information will help you.

Start by Avoiding the Mistakes Other Make

Every day unsuspecting and trusting homeowners just like yourself make horrendous mistakes when it comes to repairing and renovating their roof.

The first mistake is assuming all contractors are created equal – this is simply not the case. Smaller companies tend to have specialties and limited experience, this can work for you or against you. Until you understand your requirements, it will be difficult to evaluate your choices.

At the same time, customer feedback, references and reports from your Better Business Bureau or Local Chamber of Commerce can be helpful too. * For more details, read this article about the questions you should consider when reviewing roof companies.

Speak to Your Home Owners Association

If you’re considering a roof repair project, it may be a good idea to speak with your HOA. Your Home Owners Association may have more power over you than you realize. If you proceed with a project in an improper fashion they can fine you for not following bylaws set forth by the governing board, and can even put a lien on your property!

Jeopardizing Your Home Sale

Along with speaking to various resources to ensure compliance and to discover any obvious recommendations, consider the potential impact your renovation or repair might have on the sale of your home.

Whether the improvement project hinders the sale of your home, provides little or no return on investment, or proves to be sub-standard, home improvement projects are one of the areas that homeowners stand to lose their hard-earned money very easily.

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