Here's what you can expect during a roof replacement:
Roofing installation times vary by weather, size of the project, and various criteria. Installation can generally take place while you are at work, although consult with your contractor to see whether you must be home. Remember that workers may need to use the toilet during the day, so discuss any concerns you have about them coming into your house with the contractor.
A few dumpsters may be delivered and placed in your yard a few days before the actual job begins. These are for materials that have been discarded as well as those that are being recycled. Although the dumpsters aren’t beautiful, they won’t stay long.
A few days before the installation begins, a delivery will arrive. This time, the shingles will be delivered in large quantities. You’ll need to store the shingles somewhere, typically in your driveway. If you’re home for the delivery and need to the signature, that’s great.
In order to avoid any damage to your belongings, please clear your yard of all hazards before our team arrives to install your new roof. This includes garden plants, furniture, and other items that could be damaged by falling shingles or tools.
Please remove any wall hangings or other items from the floors before work begins. Also, to be safe, please clear away anything breakable that might fall when we start hammering.
While the work is being done, you probably don’t want your cars, bikes, or anything else that could potentially be damaged near the house. Just to be safe, park on the street while work is being done.
On the day you’re getting a new roof installed, expect the workers to start early and make lots of noise. It’s a noisy process, especially if you’re inside the house.
If you own a home with a backyard gate, your contractor might request that you leave it unlocked to make coming and going easier for their workers. If you have pets, depending on the size of the project, you might want to keep them inside or board them during the duration.
After the work is completed, the roofers will collect any fallen nails and debris from the ground. However, to be on the safe side, you should check your yard, driveway, and street for nails. Once your project is completed, it may take a few days for the newly filled dumpsters to be cleared from your property.
A roof installation is a typically noisy and disruptive event, but it’s only temporary – in just a few days to a week it will all be over. Your new roof will last for many years, protecting your home from the elements. And, in the meantime, you can take comfort in knowing that your home is in good hands.