If you’re scheduling your first roofing installation as a homeowner or you are undergoing a complete roofing replacement, it’s helpful to know what to expect. With a little planning, you can ensure your roofing project doesn’t inconvenience your busy life.
Here’s what you can expect from roofing installation:
- Clear the area- Before the installation, walk around your home and clear the entire perimeter. Roofing crews need this space for their equipment and materials, and clearing the area helps them but also keeps your property safe from accidental damage.
- Out with the old. A roofing crew will remove the existing roof, which will produce some noise and falling debris- The crew should take care to collect the old roofing materials on tarps so that they don’t make a mess of your yard.
- Roof deck inspection- The roof deck is the foundation of the roof. Roofing crews inspect the roof deck during a roofing installation to ensure the longevity of your new roof. Any problems found in this stage might affect the project, so the crew should alert you to any issues they find.
- In with the new– Before laying the new roofing material, crews will install a new underlayment as a secondary layer of protection. After that, your roofing material will be installed. This stage varies according to the type of material being used, but you can expect it to take some time and cause some noise as crews work to ensure your roofing installation is done carefully and thoroughly.
- One last inspection– A reputable roofing installation crew will conduct a final cleanup and inspection before calling a job done. Debris littering a yard can cause safety hazards, so it’s important that the crew makes sure they’ve cleaned up their materials. A reliable crew wants to ensure they’ve done the job right and will carefully evaluate their work on your new roof.
By knowing what to expect, you can plan around your roofing installation project with minimal inconvenience and hassle.