Many people think that hiring a roofing contractor—and paying them well—is enough for a professional to keep their heads down and just follow what the client wants. From a legal perspective, this is true enough, but there are a lot of intangibles to unpack here when it comes to building a good relationship with your roofer and its attendant benefits.
This is why in today’s post, Northern Pacific Roofing, Inc. discusses a few things why building a relationship of good communication and mutual trust with your roofer goes a long way.
Whether you’ve hired someone or not, respect and politeness will never go out of style. This is doubly so for professionals you’ve asked to work on your home, as sometimes a simple heartfelt greeting may spell the difference between the contractor going the extra mile and doing a haphazard job because you were rude.
Good communication, however, doesn’t just stop with being polite. When you talk to your roofing company, it’s best to do so with honesty and clarity. Most roofers will appreciate candor, and in a practical sense, it’s better for all parties concerned to know your concerns instead of bringing it up later when it’s too late.
The other important ingredient of a good relationship with your contractor—and with everybody else, come to think of it—is trust. Hiring a contractor already implies trust, so try not to micromanage your roofer’s work. Leave the important technical decisions to them, as their expertise will usually be much more than yours.
Note that it’s never a bad thing to be assertive. However, it’s another thing entirely when you want your way or the highway, especially when you’re breathing down their necks.
Northern Pacific Roofing, Inc. is California’s top residential roofing contractor. Learn what we can do for you by calling us at (415) 456-3482 or filling out our contact form. We serve Petaluma, San Rafael, and San Francisco, CA.