A roofing project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor, which is why clear communication is needed. Minimizing miscommunication can help make the project go smoothly. Read on as PJ Sullivan Construction, a top residential exterior remodeling company in the state, shares some collaboration tips below.
Clarify Your Priorities
What’s your vision for the project? What will the end result look like? Contractors will be the ones to handle all the details–the materials, ergonomics, and aesthetics–but it’s up to you to communicate what the end result is supposed to look like. While explaining the details of your project, be as detailed as possible.
Finalize Your Budget
Speaking of details, each part of your project, from the materials right down to the labor costs, has a corresponding price tag. It’s inevitable that you’ll have to make some compromise on parts of the project, but it’ll be easier to make a decision if you know your priorities.
Be Ready for Unexpected Costs
Contractors and design/build companies give estimates, which can help you come up with a budget. However, these are only estimates that are based on what your contractor knows about the project. They can’t factor in unexpected or unknown costs into the estimate.
Keep an Open Mind About Your Contractor’s Concerns
Your contractor may raise a few concerns about your project. Given the fact your contractor has extensive experience in this area, it would be a good idea to listen to their concerns. You can avoid long-term problems with your new roof by taking into account these concerns.
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PJ Sullivan Construction is one of the state’s top roofing replacement companies. We’re a GuildQuality 5-star rated company with an A-plus rating from the BBB. To schedule a consultation, call us at (914) 215-5837 or (201) 614-2724. Or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Scarsdale, NY, Paramus, NJ and beyond.