Maintaining your home sometimes requires roof replacement. If you fail to take care of your roof, it can cause damage where you won’t even see it or realize it, and in the end, will cost you thousands of dollars in damages which could have been avoided. You can start by repairing your roof, but if have been in your home for any length of time, you’ll need to have a new roof.
This whole thing can be an overwhelming project, but let us will break it down for you in bite-sized pieces.
The first step is to find a few professional roofing contractors, interview them, and get a written proposals. Then go to work comparing them. Don’t look at just price, and follow your “gut” when it comes to trust. Get references and check them.
Set up a schedule. A Florence roof replacement can take anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks, depending on the difficulty and size of the project. Make sure the proposal covers not only price but expected start date and length of time the project will take.
Try to remove anything from your property that would interfere with free movement of the vehicles and workers. Roofing is a dangerous job, and you want to go above and beyond to ensure safety. You should also inform your neighbors of the project so they can move vehicles or other outdoor objects that may be in the way.
The roofers from Florence Roofing Experts will first of all remove all your old roofing material, such as shingles or tiles. They will then check for damaged or rotted wood underneath the old shingles. The roofing contractor will see that this wood is replaced or repaired before moving on.
When old shingles or roofing material has been stripped away, any area not completed should be covered with a tarp overnight, in case of any wind or rain. Even if the weather report is good, make sure your roof is covered.
Most roofers will throw the old shingles and debris into a dump truck, or into a big pile, and it will be hauled away quickly. Many roofing contractors will use a magnetic broom to be sure all nails, etc. are cleaned up. A reputable roofing company will always leave your property just like they found it – or better!
One thing you should be aware of is this – roofing is NOISY! That’s right, so even though roofing isn’t an invasive home improvement, you’ll hear lots of hammering, and hear the sound of boots running around over your head. Even though it’s noisy, it’s wise, when possible, to have one of the homeowners at home in case anything unexpected comes up and needs a decision.
Florence roofing contractors recommend that you get as much information from your roofing contractor as possible. When you know what to expect, things usually go much smoother. Make sure the roofer you hire has the proper insurance and is licensed for your area.
Call Florence Roofing Experts if you need expert help in replacing your roof.
Florence Roofing Experts
2117-B W. Palmetto Street #103