The roof is one of the most important elements of a home and usually one of the largest investments you are going to make.
Your roof is your protection against any outdoor hazards including heavy rain and snowfall but also collapsing tree branches and other debris. If your roof is old and not maintained regularly and properly, its ability to protect your home is diminished. This may lead to structural damage and other issues that you are going to have to pay an outrageous amount of money to fix.
A much easier solution is preventive roof replacement. If your roof is old or in poor condition, replacing it is one of the best investments you can make. Damage to your roof does not even have to be apparent to be destructive. For instance, warped flashings can lead to severe leaks anytime it rains or snows. This can also cause a number of other issues like mold, rotting wood and more.
Not only does a new roof effectively keep your home safe, it also makes it look better and increases its resale value. We consulted the roofing experts at Nu Look Home Design to discuss a typical timeline for a roof replacement project and find out what you can expect during this time.
A roof replacement will breathe new life into your home. It will make it prettier and more energy efficient. At some point, most homeowners will have to replace their dated roof. Below are some preparation guidelines you can follow to make sure the project goes smoothly.
The first step is to prepare the interior and exterior of your home prior to installation. This involves covering any valuable items such as bedding, furniture, or any other items that might get damaged during the installation. It’s a good idea to pack any valuable items and store them somewhere safe. There are a lot of heavy materials involved in roof replacement, so better be safe than sorry.
Make sure your grill, patio furniture, statues, and other exterior items are safely covered or stored away from the area around your home. This also goes for any vehicles. For the duration of the project, make sure they are parked in the garage or away from your home.
Make sure to cut any branches near and around your roof. You also need to cut any tall grass around your home to prevent the debris from hiding in the thick, tall growth.
During this phase, the construction workers will park a dumpster where any recyclable debris will be stored. At the same time you can expect your new shingles to arrive.
The contractors will make sure your property is protected during the project. They will cover any plants, driveways and walls with tarps and plywood. This will ensure that your property is not trampled, dented or scratched for the duration of the roof replacement project. Make sure to leave the gates open for the contractors or think of a way to make the construction site available to them at all times.
Professional contractors will always do a sweep of your backyard to find any debris that may have ended up there. The contractor will then ask you to inspect the area together to make sure everything is in order.
The contractors will pick up the dumpster a few days after the project is complete. You will also get a call from the company representative regarding payment at the same time.