When it’s time for a new roof, there are some things you can expect. Most roof replacements take one to two days.
You will probably want to leave your home during the installation, as it can be noisy and dusty. The crew will remove your old roof and install the new one.
If there are any repairs that need to be made to your roof deck or framing, they will be addressed at this time.
Once the new roof is in place, the crew will clean up the site and you’ll have a new roof to enjoy for several years down the road.
Before, During and After Your New Roofing Project
Before: Days leading Up To Your Roofing Project
The days leading up to your roofing project are important. You’ll need to prepare your home and yard for the work that will be done. Here are some things you can do to get ready:
- Check the weather forecast and make sure there is no chance of rain in the near future.
- Clear away any objects near the house that could get in the way of the crew, such as lawn furniture or basketball hoops.
- Make sure all pets are indoors and out of the way.
- If you have a garden, make sure to move any plants or pots that could be damaged by falling debris.
- Talk to your roofing contractor about what you can expect during the project and how long it will take.
- You will also want to move your cars from the driveway if they may be in the way of the roofers.
During: Roof Installation Day
The installation of a new roof is a big project that can take one to a few days to complete depending on the complexity of your roof. The first day of the project is typically the most important, as it’s when the roofing crew will be working on the most visible parts of the house. It’s important to be aware of what’s happening during this day, so that you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.
There will be a large dumpster delivered to your home when the installation starts.
The delivery of your new shingles will arrive at your home address.
If you have pets you may want to keep them in the house or have a friend sit for you. Animals do not like loud banging noises going on since it gives them anxiety.
Make sure any gates are unlocked and open for the roofing installers to move about freely.
Check with the contractor on covering flowers, shrubbery and small trees. You may have to do this yourself before the roofing project begins.
Removal Of Your Old Roofing Materials
When you have a new roof installed, the old materials must be removed first. This is a process that requires careful planning and execution to ensure that the new roof is not damaged in any way. There are several steps involved in the removal process, and it is important to understand what each one entails.
The first step is to remove the shingles. This is done with a shovel or a pry bar. Care is taken not to damage the underlying roofing materials. The next step is to remove the roofing felt. Again, care is taken not to damage the underlying roofing material. The last step is to remove the flashing. This can be done with a screwdriver or a hammer and chisel. Again, care must be taken not to damage the underlying roofing material.
Adding Your New Roof
Your new roof will be added with care to make sure everything is installed properly. This means that the crew who installs it will take care to make sure everything is done correctly. They will make sure the roof is properly aligned and that all of the seams are sealed. They will also ensure that the flashing is in good condition and that all of the nails are properly placed. By taking care to install your new roof properly, the crew can ensure that it will last for many years.
After: Your Roof Has Been Replaced
1. Congratulations! Your new roof has been successfully installed. After the roofers have cleaned up and gone on to the next roofing project, Now what?
2. There are a few things you should do in order to protect your investment and get the most out of your new roof.
3. First, make sure you keep debris and leaves from accumulating on top of your roof. This can damage the shingles and shorten the life of your roof.
4. Also, be sure to check your gutters regularly and clean them out if necessary. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to your home’s exterior walls and foundation.
5. Finally, have your roof inspected at least once a year by a qualified roofing contractor. This will help ensure that everything is in good condition and that there are no problems with your roof that could lead to water damage or other costly repairs down the road.
In conclusion, a roof replacement can be a daunting task. However, by following the advice of this article, you can be better prepared for what to expect. By knowing what to expect, you can make the process easier for both you and your contractor.
At 4A Roofing, we offer quality workmanship backed by a five-year watertight warranty. We have experience with just about any issue you can have, with any and all styles of roofs! Whether you’re in need of a repair or a full replacement of your roof, we’d be happy to take a look and see what the best option is for you and your home. Give us a call today at 360-558-1572 for an estimate for your roofing needs.