If your current roof no longer does its function of protecting your home from the elements, it is time to replace it with a new one. With a roof replacement, you not only increase your home’s overall value but also increase its aesthetic appeal. Knowing what goes into this project allows you to maintain your focus in overseeing it, as well as anticipate potential problems that may arise while it is underway.
In this blog, Your Professional Roofer LLC, your local storm damage repair experts, shares a quick overview of a typical roof replacement timeline.
Before Installation Day
Once you’ve agreed on the design of your roof and signed the contract, your chosen roofing contractor will meet with you to iron out the other details of the project, including the date of installation. A few days or up to a week leading to the installation day, the dumpster that will be used to collect the old roofing material will be delivered to your home. Also, expect your new roofing materials to arrive in your home around this period. Prepare your home by clearing space in your yard or driveway for staging these important items.
Installers of asphalt shingle and metal roofs use their expertise to make sure the roof replacement project gets finished on time. As the homeowner, it is your to help out in any way possible to ensure everything goes along smoothly. Remove any obstructions that might impede their movement in and out of your home. Also, protect any valuable items such as furniture and planters. If you have pets, secure them in a seldom-used room for a while.
After the Installation
Once the roof replacement is completed, your contractor will walk you through your newly-installed roof so you can check if the team did everything it said it’d do. The pros will also sweep your outdoors to get rid of loose nails and other debris. A day or so later, the dumpster filled with discarded roofing materials will be picked up. A representative from the roofing company will make a scheduled visit to your home to do a general review of your new roof and its warranty, as well as collect final payments.