Knowing what to expect with a roof replacement can go a long way toward relieving the stress of the project. The roofing contractors and workers are so accustomed to the details of job that they might forget to fill you in on the process.
Listed below is an idea of what to expect with a new roof replacement project so you will understand what to expect:
A roof installation typically takes 1 to 3 days depending on the weather, size of the task, and other requirements. Usually the setup can take place while you are at work, however discuss with your contractor whether you have to be home. Remember also that workers might have to utilize the restroom during the day, so discuss with the contractor if you have any problems with them entering your house.
A couple of days before the actual work starts, one or two dumpsters may be delivered and put on your lawn. These are for the discarded roof products and also anything that is being recycled. Your neighbors may object to the look of the dumpsters, so remind them that they won’t be there for too long.
Another shipment might arrive a few days prior to the setup starts, this time with a whole lot of shingles. You will have to have a designated location for them to place the shingles, generally in your driveway. You will most likely wish to be home for the delivery in case it needs a signature.
Before the very first day of the setup, you may want to clear your yard of anything that could be harmed by falling shingles or tools. Take steps to secure any patio or deck furniture, your garden areas or outside plants.
Inside your house, take down any hanging photos, and put other breakable items that might be jarred from their places to the floor. Hammering can cause vibrations and trigger some ruckus.
While the work is being done, you most likely do not want your automobiles, bikes, or anything else that might possibly be harmed near your house. Simply to be safe, park on the street while work is being done.
On the day everything starts, be all set for the roofing professionals to begin early and make a great deal of noise. Setting up a new roof is noisy company, particularly if you are inside your home. Please notify your neighbors of the possible intrusion and give them an estimated completion date.
Leave any gates unlocked to allow any workers access to the premises. If you have pets, you might want to keep them inside or board them throughout the project.
After the work is over, the roofing contractors will walk around and pick up any fallen debris and nails from the yard area but you most likely wish to double check. To be safe, inspect the whole backyard, the driveway, and the road near the job for nails.
Keep in mind that it may take a couple days for the filled dumpsters to be picked up from your lawn after the task is finished.
Roof replacement is a noisy project and somewhat annoying event, but it will all be over within a couple of days to a week.
Call us today for an estimate of cost and time frame for your new roof.
MB Roofing Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577