While you’re not expected to install your own roof, knowing the process from beginning to end can help you keep your project on track and know how to avoid roadblocks. Here’s an overview of a typical roof installation timeline.
Roof replacement is a process that requires much preparation. Once you’ve finished the planning stage and decided on the roofing options, have secured financing and signed your contract, it may take another two to three weeks before installation can actually begin. During this time, your roofing contractor will secure permits and order the materials needed to build your roof.
While waiting for installation day, you can use this time to prepare your home. You should know early on that roof installation generates a lot of dust and debris. This means you have to cover most of the things in your home with dust covers. You will also need to clear space in your yard and/or garage for the materials that will be delivered to your home days before installation begins.
Roof companies begin the first day of installation with preparations, particularly in and around the work areas. Paths that lead through the house and into the attic will be covered to prevent tracking dirt onto your flooring. Landscaping that surrounds the roof will likewise be covered. The installers will spend the rest of the day removing the old roofing using shovels and collecting them in dumpsters. The roof deck and support structure will then be inspected to determine if it’s suitable for reroofing. If not, decking and other components will be replaced. Installation will then proceed on the days that follow.
Last Day of Roof Installation
The roof will undergo a thorough quality inspection after the installers are finished. Issues found during this time will be corrected before pronounced as complete. The cleanup process will follow: the yard will be swept for nails using large magnets, high-powered vacuum cleaners will be used to remove dust and debris, and paths and coverings will be removed. The dumpster that contains discarded roofing will be collected shortly.
Your roofing contractor will pay you a visit a few days after installation to collect the final payment, complete warranty registration and discuss the roof’s maintenance requirements. You might also be asked to answer a short customer satisfaction survey.
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