What to Expect When You’re Having a New Roof Installed

What to Expect When You're Having a New Roof InstalledWhen your home is undergoing a roof replacement you should look forward to how much it’ll improve your home and its curb appeal. However, you may find yourself feeling a bit anxious about what to expect during this time.

The Week Before Installation Day

You should receive a dumpster at your home a few days before the work begins. Sometimes you may even receive two dumpsters – one for trash and one for recycling old, asphalt shingles. This is because some roofers will send your old, asphalt shingles to the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program who will then turn them into new roads.

The new shingles will also arrive. They’ll either be placed on your roof or driveway. Make sure you know when this delivery will occur so that you can have your cars moved if necessary.

Tips for Surviving a new Roof Installation

Now the real work of the roof installation will occur. Make sure you talk to your roofing contractor about your pets as they may need to be kept crated or caged while work is in progress. You’ll also want to take steps to protect any statues or planters in your garden. Ask your roofing contractor whether they’ll cover your flowers and shrubbery because if not, you’ll want to do this yourself for the duration of the roof replacement work.

You’ll also want to make sure that the gates around your home are always left open or instruct the roofing contractors to keep the gates closed behind them. This is also when you should share any other special requests with them (e.g. that they don’t use your home’s bathroom).

Finishing the Job

Once the roof installation work is complete, you’ll want to make sure the contractor does a final walk-through with you. This is when you can make sure that they’ve done everything they’ve been contracted to do. Make sure that they also do a sweep of your yard for any loose nails and debris before you sign off on any final paperwork. If you’re unhappy with their initial sweep, it is well within your rights to ask them to do a secondary sweep.

Three Days After Your Roof Has Been Replaced

The dumpster that was used for your roof replacement will be picked up soon after the work is complete. Afterwards your contractor will once again return to your home to review their work and collect any remaining payment. If you’ve bought any type of a roofing warranty this is when it will be registered for you. Make sure that you have a thorough understanding of this warranty, what you’ll receive from it, and if the contractor who did the roof installation is responsible for registering it for you.

These are all things that you should expect from the contractor who does your home’s roof replacement. It’s also what you will receive when you have Done Rite Roofing, Inc do this work for you. So, if you’re in need of a new roof installation make sure you reach out to them today.