Is it time? When your roof can no longer benefit from repairs to help protect your home, it’s probably time to replace it.
The idea of ripping off the current roofing system and putting new shingles and gutters back in place might make you nervous. A roof replacement is a big project, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming for homeowners. With the right roofing professionals, there’s nothing to worry about!
What can you expect when it’s time for a new roof? Here’s how it works!
Before the roofing crew arrives:
Ripping shingles from the roof and banging new decking and shingles into place can rattle walks within your home. Remove any fragile items that can fall from walls or shelves throughout the project.
Remember: replacing roof shingles and decking is loud work. Your neighbors will thank you for a heads up before work starts.
Depending on how early your new roofing materials arrive, workers will arrive soon and begin working. Most new roof replacements can occur over one or two days, and crews start early to maximize daylight.
With a clean surface, it’s time to place the new materials!
Before installing new decking and shingles, professional roofers repair damaged areas that support the new roof’s structure. Remember, this is loud work! Expect noise from nailing, talking among crew members, and saws to trim and ensure each piece fits and seals correctly.
After clearing the driveway of vehicles and other obstacles, you can leave for the day. If you can handle the noise and activity, you can also stay in your home. Make sure pets and kids stay out of the way so that workers can continue without interruption.