What to Expect While Your New Roof is Being Installed
When your home is getting a new roof, you’ll find yourself looking forward to how much it’ll improve your home and its curb appeal. However, you may also discover that you’re feeling a bit anxious since you don’t know exactly what to expect during this time. Fortunately, it won’t be as bad as you may imagine.
There are a few things you’ll want to do the week before your new roof is installed.
A couple of days before starting the work on your roof, you’ll have a dumpster delivered to your home. Sometimes you may even receive two dumpsters. This will only happen if you have asphalt shingles. These shingles can be recycled into materials that are used to make new roads. This is done by the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program.
At the same time as you’re receiving the dumpster(s), the shingles for your new roof will also arrive. These will be placed either on your roof or your driveway. Therefore you’ll want to know when the delivery will occur so that you can move your cars if necessary.
Once everything is in place, the real work begins.
You’ll want to discuss your pets with your roofing contractor to determine whether they’ll need to be kept caged or crated while the work is being done. Your roofing contractor will also tell you what steps they’ll take to protect any statues or planters that are located around your home or in your garden. Make sure you also find out if your roofing contractor is planning to cover your flowers and shrubbery because otherwise, this is something you’ll want to do yourself. These items will remain covered until your new roof is put on and all of the roof replacement work is finished, which should take between one and five days, depending on the size of your roof.
Make sure the contractor finishes the job.
After the men are done up on your roof doing what sounds as though they’re pounding on your head, it’s time to have your contractor do a final walk-through with you. Make sure that your contractor holds up on their end of the bargain and does this because it allows you to ensure they’ve done everything they were contracted to do. You’ll also want to make sure that they clean up your yard. There are probably some loose nails and debris lying around.
All of these things should be done before you sign off on any of the final paperwork. If you’re unhappy with anything, it’s well within your rights to ask them to do it again.
It’s not over yet! There’s still more work to be done.
Once your new roof is installed, you may think that everything is done, but there’s still some work to be finished three days afterward. The dumpster(s) will be picked up, and your contractor will return to your home once again. They’ll review the work that was completed and collect any payment that you still owe them. If you’ve purchased a roofing warranty, they’ll register you for it at this time. It’s important for you to have a thorough understanding of this warranty, what it entitles you to, and whether the contractor who did the original roof installation work is the one who’s also responsible for this work.
These are all things that you should expect from the contractor who installs a new roof on your home and which you’ll receive from us at Avatar Roofing in Tampa, FL. So, when you’re ready to have some work done on your home’s roof, make sure you reach out to us.