What to Expect From the Roof Replacement Process
Your home protects you and your family from the elements. Your roof protects your home. But roofs age, wear down, and sometimes get damaged by storms. When that happens, it’s time for a roof replacement. A roof replacement is no do-it-yourself job, so you’ll need to find a reputable roofing contractor. But, once you do that, what’s next? What should you expect from the roof replacement process?
Before the contractor starts installing your new roof, there should be a consultation at your home. This allows the contractor to measure your roof and speak to you about the kind of roof you’d like and the budget you have in mind.
It’s important to use this consultation to ask questions such as:
- How long should the project take?
- Will you remove my old roof?
- How will you dispose of used materials?
- What happens if there is inclement weather during the process?
- Who is my main point of contact if I have questions during the installation?
Once you have all of your questions answered and you’ve made your choices, the contractor can order the materials to get the process started.
You may start to see some preparations at your home before the installation actually begins. The contractor may bring a large dumpster to hold the used materials, and your new shingles could show up early, too.
Once the roofers arrive, they’ll prepare the worksite. This means using tarps and other materials to protect your lawn, landscaping, siding, etc. Then, they’ll get to work removing your old roofing. Some companies may want to put a roof on top of your old roofing, but that’s not a good idea. Once the old roofing is cleared away, they’ll inspect your decking and make any necessary repairs.
Finally, they’ll prepare the deck for your new shingles and start the installation. How fast this goes depends on the size and shape of your home. Most shingle roofing installations can be completed in one to three days with a sufficient crew. After your new roof is installed, the roofing company should do a thorough cleanup and remove the dumpster and any other equipment or materials.
As a final step, the contractor should go over everything with you, telling you exactly what work and inspections were completed and the warranty protection you’ll receive for your new roof.
A Smart Investment
A new roof installation is an investment of both money and time. But it pays to take the extra time to find the right roofing company that will do exceptional work and stand behind it once the project is done.
In Minnesota, state law requires that roofing companies provide a one-year workmanship warranty on top of any manufacturer warranty on materials. At MN Contractor Pros, we believe in the quality of our work and back that up with a 10-year workmanship warranty.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact MN Contractor Pros today. We’d be happy to help you understand what to expect with your next roof installation.