ARGUMENTS FOR MANAGING YOUR ROOF YOURSELF
Before you hire a contractor to work on your roof for you, and before you decide that you can manage and/or do the work on your roof yourself, make sure you read the pros and cons of each choice as laid out in this blog series. Now, let’s look at the advantages of managing your roof yourself.
You Have Control
When you choose to manage your own roofing projects, you keep control for yourself over everything regarding your roof. You know about the process, you make all the decisions so you know what’s being done, you know immediately if something goes on with your roof or if something needs to be done to it. If you like to have a very close grip on the things you manage, including your properties and your roof, then managing your commercial roofing projects yourself might be the best choice for you.
You Won’t Gouge Yourself
You also don’t have to worry about getting ripped off or gouged on the price because you’re handling the project yourself. Many building owners have a fear of roofing contractors because they’ve heard stories of contractors ripping their customers off by increasing prices or charging for labor that wasn’t done. This is a very real scenario and it can happen. So, by managing the property yourself, you can completely avoid this.
However, if you find a contractor who is trustworthy and full of integrity, and one whom you can rely on, you can largely eliminate this fear because you trust them. So while this is a real possibility, most contractors are trustworthy and want to do the right thing.
Managing your commercial roofing project yourself is hard work and takes a lot of time, and it can even cause some headaches for you, but it’s not without it’s benefits and advantages over outsourcing the work to someone else.