Replacing your old roof will significantly improve the appearance of your home. It can help increase energy efficiency and protection against the elements. When it comes to major home improvements like this, you’d want to hire a contractor who can do the job right the first time. Proper planning and open communication are also important for the success of your roofing project.
Here’s what a typical roof replacement timeline looks like.
A Few Days Before the Installation
A dumpster might arrive at your home one to two days before the roof replacement. Another one might be delivered if your roofer is recycling the old shingles. It can take a few days for the new roofing materials to arrive before the installation. It would be a good idea to ask your roofer about the exact delivery date of the materials so you can plan where to store them, and make sure someone is home to receive them.
During the Installation
Move your pets to a safe distance from the jobsite, or consider relocating them. Keep in mind that a roof repair or replacement job can be stressful for your furry friends. Take necessary measures to protect your landscaping and belongings. Some roofers cover plants, statues and other valuable items before installation. Make sure to ask your contractor if they will handle it or not so you can be prepared. Also, if you have specific requests, such as areas where workers are and aren’t allowed, you should let the person in charge know before the construction starts.
On the Final Day
On the last day, roofers usually do a final walk-through with the homeowners. At this stage, you’ll need to make sure the job is completed to your satisfaction. If you’re not satisfied with how some things were done or with the cleanup process, make sure to let your contractor know.
At Crown Roofing, you can count on us for your roof maintenance, repair and installation. Call us at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Vancouver and Surrey.