As a homeowner, you will have to replace your roof at some point; however, once the time comes, few homeowners know what to expect. After you have accepted a contractor’s estimate and signed the contract, what next? The following is the process you should expect from your contractor when it comes to replacing your roof.
The first step will be to order the materials required for your roof replacement. These materials will be drop-shipped to your home.
Once the roofing materials have arrived, your contractor will call you to schedule the replacement. Work will be done on a convenient day for you. A reputable roofer will arrive on time on the agreed-upon date. Just keep in mind: poor weather can sometimes cause delays, in which case your contractor will call you to reschedule.
The crew will begin by tearing off the existing roof. This shouldn’t take too long; however, it depends on how big your roof is and whether the decking is also being removed.
In the case of most single-family homes, a new roof can be installed within a single day. There are a few exceptions, such as the size and complexity of your roof.
Poor weather can always cause delays, even in the middle of work. If this happens, the roofer will protect the work which has been done (often using tarps). They will then schedule another day to finish up.
Additionally, more complex material (such as slate or tile) may take longer to install.
Once the installation has been completed, the roofer will do a thorough inspection to make sure their work is excellent and follows the required building codes.
Finally, your yard and landscaping will be carefully cleaned. The old roofing and all other debris will be removed from your property.
This the general process to expect when you have your roof replaced. To ensure the contractor doesn’t deviate from the process, hire a roofer you can trust. To request a roof replacement estimate, be sure to contact us at O’LYN Roofing in Norwood, MA, today.