During the COVID-19 pandemic, many projects have been put on hold. Some homeowners want to wait to get their roofs repaired or replaced. However, that is never a good idea. Most roofing companies have measures in place to keep their staff and clients safe during COVID-19. While there are some restrictions in certain states, there is no reason why you need to wait for a roof repair or replacement.
Can I Schedule A Roofing Replacement Project?
COVID-19 has affected many industries, including roofing businesses. Since roofing is considered an essential business, they have been operating under a few safety protocols. Roofs need to be repaired or replaced to keep residential and commercial buildings safe from the weather. For that reason, roofing companies continue to help their clients with projects.
There are still issues concerning safety. Many of these roofing contractors have switched to digital technology to manage all aspects of a roof repair or replacement project. By following federal, state, and local guidelines, these companies are ensuring the safety and health of everyone.
Don’t Delay On Your Roof Repair Or Replacement
You might be tempted to delay your roofing project, but that can lead to long-term issues. Your roof helps to protect your home or business from the elements. If there is any damage, you need to get those problems resolved as soon as possible. You can avoid water leaks or mold buildup by fixing or replacing your roof. If you ignore those problems, you will have hefty repair bills in the future.
A professional company will have safety protocols in place. Their workers come to your home or business with the proper protective equipment and follow steps to disinfect their tools, vehicle, and other equipment. Even those individual roofing contractors follow measures to protect themselves. Many of these professionals abide by government guidelines.
All companies will make sure that sick workers stay home for the day. In some cases, the worker will be quarantined for a few days and not allowed at a job site. That helps to protect their staff and customers.
The CDC has recommended a minimum of 6 feet between individuals. Most roofing work is done outside, and it can be easy to avoid in-person contact with the team. You are unlikely to run into a crew member while inside your home. If the workers have to access any part of the interior, they will keep their distance from you. With that, you can avoid any roofers coming into contact with members of your family.
Finally, many contractors are using digital methods for their transactions. You can pay for their services online to minimize any person-to-person contact for those estimates, inspections, and roofing work.
Hiring A Contractor Without An In-Person Meeting
It is easy to find a contractor during COVID-19. The pandemic may have complicated a few things, but you can still complete those roofing projects. You can hire a roofer, get an estimate, and pick out materials from the comfort of your home. There are a few tips to find a roofing contractor without meeting in person.
The internet is a great tool to find a contractor. Many contractors have websites where you schedule an online consultation. You can also read reviews from previous customers. Today, it is easier than ever to find a contractor without meeting them in person.
During your phone call, make sure to ask the right questions for your contractor. Your contractor should be willing to answer all of your inquiries. If the roofer wants to end the conversation, does not go into details, and pressures you into a contract, then those are red flags. They should be honest about the costs, estimates, and the process for the repair or replacement. You can even request to see their credentials without making physical contact. Ask them to send a photo to verify you are working with a professional.
Talking to a contractor without meeting in person is easier than ever. You can ask for additional information through an email, phone call, or text message. Some companies are using video chat platforms to talk to their customers. With that, you could take a video of the damage and send it to the contractor for an estimate.
The roofer will need to know the extent of the damage and your roof’s measurements before providing you with an estimate. Some companies have applied satellite technology to get these measurements. That technology has eliminated the need for anyone to come to your home.
By using emails and texts, you already have documentation of the project. You should keep a backup outlining the steps of your repair or replacement job. Make sure to keep a log of all communications with your contractor. If there are any disputes, you can use the paperwork to back up your claim.
An estimate doesn’t have to take place in person. You can take a few videos of the roof damage and send them to the contractor. Don’t climb on the roof. Only take photos or videos from the ground. After you have collected that information, you can directly send all of those documents and videos to your contractor. The roofer will inspect the video and send an estimate. However, take these estimates with a grain of salt. Without physically looking at the damage, it can be hard to get an accurate estimate.
The roofer will usually send the estimate to you through email. These professionals will take time to explain the estimated costs and walk you through the process. You can quickly complete all paperwork, scheduling, and payments through an online digital portal. You never really have to make contact with anyone from the roofing crew.
With all of those protocols in place, you can get a roof replacement completed during COVID-19. There is no reason to wait to take care of those issues with your roof.
Your Safety Is Our Priority
RGB Construction takes the necessary COVID-19 protocols to keep you safe during this challenging pandemic. You can count on us to install a new roof replacement. Schedule a no-contact consultation by calling 856-264-9093.