Your roof is one of the most durable parts of your home, but it’s also the most part that takes the brunt of all the damage from the elements. Eventually, you’ll need to have your roof replaced with a new one. The problem is, not all homeowners know what to expect when hiring a roofing company. To make sure everything runs smoothly, you need to know a few things about roof replacements.
1. Professional Inspection
It all starts with a thorough inspection of your roofing system. Before any installation can be done, the roofers need to have an understanding of what the task will involve. That includes inspecting various parts of your house, including the attic, the roof itself, and your house’s support structure. Inspecting the supports is a crucial part of the process since the roofers need to assess if the supports can handle the weight of the new roof.
The roofers you hired will also consult with you on the type of roofing materials you’d like to use for your replacement. There are several materials available used for residential roofing, from asphalt and wood shingles to concrete and metal roofing.
2. Planning the Installation
Once they’ve fully inspected your house, it’s now time to plan for the installation itself. As you may know, installing a new roofing system involves a lot of moving around parts of your home. The roofing company will need to coordinate with you on the best time and day to do the installation. You don’t have to be at home for it, but having you around in case they have any questions would be helpful.
The planning also involves getting the necessary permits before they start their work on your property, so you don’t have to worry about violating any city ordinances. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to inform your neighbors ahead of time that there will be some maintenance work in your house on the day of the installation. It’s also recommended that you park your vehicles away and far from your house so they won’t get damaged by any debris falling.
3. Removing Old Materials
When the day of the installation arrives, they will start to carefully remove the existing roofing materials from your home. A good roofing company will take good care of removing your old roof as it helps preserve the integrity of the existing structure and your new roof.
Once the old materials have been removed, they can then start the actual installation. This can take an entire day or even several days, depending on how complex the task is.
4. Hauling Away Debris
Finally, once the installation is done, the roofers will then perform a final check of their work to see if there are any loose roofing nails or leftover material on the roof and in your home. Once everything has been inspected, they’ll then start cleaning up and hauling away all the debris. Most of the time, the roofing company will arrange for the debris to be removed and hauled away from your property. After that, all you need to do is admire their handiwork and see if everything is up to your expectations.
Replacing your roof is necessary if you want your roof to provide better protection for your family for years to come. It’s also a great way to update your home and potentially improve its curb appeal. Remember these tips so you know what to expect whenever you hire a roofing company to work on your house.
5 Star Roofing and Restoration, LLC provides residential and commercial roofing services to our clients Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, and surrounding areas. We take pride in the quality of our services and make sure our customers are satisfied with our work. Contact us whenever you need the help of a roofing company you can trust.