It’s always a good idea not to jump into the roof replacement project too quickly. Do your own research. Prior knowledge is vital during every home improvement endeavor. You have to know what to expect before the contractor starts working.
It’s better to understand your contractor’s procedures – the steps, your part in the process, the factors to consider and all the smallest details that can affect the overall result. Being aware of this gives you many advantages, including reducing your expenses, anticipating problems and achieving the best possible outcomes.
In this post, Roof Masters discusses the things that you should expect during a roofing replacement project:
The Package Inclusions
Homeowners should pick the best contractor for their home improvement needs. Recommendations from friends and family might come in handy. You can also surf the web and get quotes from different roofing contractors.
You should know what their packages offer. If you are going to get your roof replaced, you can ask for additional services that might be needed along the way, such as window replacement, deck repair, or design suggestions.
Before the contractor makes a quote or timeline for your roof replacement, they will do the following first:
Evaluate the condition of the roof by examining existing damage
Search for major problems, such as leaks in the flashing, extensive water infiltration and multiple damaged shingles
Check the vicinity
Talk to the homeowner about material and design options
A successful replacement process also relies on a good preparation. After the planning process has begun, and the timeline and package have already been set, it’s time for you to do your part – the preparation process. This may include:
Securing items inside and outside the house, which could be damaged during the replacement process
Moving objects away from the work area, such as fragile furniture, plant pots, statues, marble displays and so on.
Covering other parts of the house, such as the windows, doors, exhaust fans, air condition system, etc.
The entire process can last between three to four days depending on the design and size of the house.
Looking for skilled and experienced local roofers? Call Roof Masters at (888) 889-7551, or fill out our contact form for a free no-obligation estimate. We serve clients in Beltsville, MD.