A roofing project is essentially a collaboration between you and the contractor. Constant communication is key to reducing delays. Having an idea on what to expect can also help minimize costly mistakes.
One of the most common roofing projects is a roof replacement. To help you prepare your home for your new roof, here’s the timeline for a typical roof replacement project.
Equipment Setup (A Few Days or a Week Before the Installation)
The contractor will usually inform you when they’ll deliver the equipment and roofing materials. They’ll also be bringing a dumpster for the construction waste from the tear-off of your old roof. It would be a good idea to clear your driveway to free up space for the dumpster and the equipment.
If your contractor hasn’t informed you of the date of delivery yet, ask them about it. Remember: communication is key.
Expect the actual installation work to be messy. Since nails and all sorts of debris may end up in your driveway or the lawn, outdoor furniture should be stored in your shed, and the ornamental plants moved away from your home. As for the plants that can’t be moved, cover them with plastic.
Debris Cleanup (Last Day of the Project)
No need to worry about the debris on your driveway; the contractor will clean the construction waste before leaving. However, to avoid the risk of any misunderstanding, it would be best if you ask your contractor about the cleanup of leftover debris.
Keep in mind that the contractor won’t be able to move all of their equipment in one go. They’ll likely leave the dumpster and pick it up within one to three days.
To make sure your new roof will be installed properly, only hire a certified and experienced roofing contractor.
Pritchett Bros, a GAF Master Elite® contractor with more than five decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of roofing services. To get a free roof inspection, call us at (812) 567-1266, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Bloomington, IN, as well as other nearby areas.