Your roof is an integral component of your home. It protects you, your family and your belongings from the elements. However, when it is time to replace it because of lingering issues, you’d want to know what to expect and how long it will take to complete this major home improvement project.
Here are the phases of a typical roof replacement timeline.
Initial Inspection and Planning
A reputable roofing contractor starts the process by conducting thorough inspections to determine the condition of your current roof. The pros will assess whether it needs to be replaced based on the identified issues and the existing inspection records from your roofing file. From there, they’ll provide a precise quote and scope of work. This can take about a week or two to complete.
Replacing your roofing system is a major home improvement that always requires permits from the local building department. These must be secured to ensure that the new roof is up to code. The number of permits depends on your location, but your roofing contractor can pull them for you within two to four weeks.
Your contractor can now start the installation once the permits arrive. This phase usually covers the removal of the old roofing material, structural repairs (if there are any), materials procurement, finalization of the plans and the actual installation. All of these can take up to a week to finish.
Since roof replacement projects can get messy, your roofing contractor will most likely handle the disposal of your old roof, including shingles and flashings. Garbage removal and hauling can take less than a day to complete. To make this easier, cut the grass on your lawn so the crew can easily detect nails and staples using their magnetic finder.
When it’s time to replace your old roof, trust the roof installation professionals at Crown Roofing to provide the highest quality work with friendly and responsive customer service. Expect us to approach your roof as if it were our own, making an extra effort to ensure your new roof is secure and weathertight. Call (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve residents of New Westminster and Surrey.