There are several different components to your home, and all do their part to keep your living conditions comfortable and your home safe. Of all these different features and components, none are as important to keep your home safe and protected than your roof. Your home’s roof, and the entire roofing system that goes it can last years, and even decades, but roofs don’t last forever. If you live in an area prone to violent hail or wind storms, or if you plan on living in your home for several years, chances are you will need a roof installed at some point.
A project as big as a home roof installation can be an intimidating one, but it doesn’t have to be. They say knowledge is power so let’s learn more about what goes in with a new roof installation so you know what you’re up against.
More About Roof Installation
A roof replacement or roof installation is a big project and can be even bigger depending on your roof’s size or style. Let’s look at the steps of a typical roof installation to give you an idea what is involved.
- Make the Call: To get a new roof installed, you need a local and reputable roofer on your side.
- Get a Quote: There are plenty of reputable roofing companies out there who offer free estimates so you should never pay for a roof replacement estimate.
- Sign: If you are happy with your roofer and the price looks good, your next step will sign a contract with the roofing company.
- Insurance: If your roof replacement is part of an insurance claim, hire a roofer that will help you work with your insurance company as a free service.
- Material Delivery: Materials will be delivered to your house, typically a couple of days before your roof installation is scheduled. The roofing materials will be replaced on top of your roof.
- Installation: After your materials have been delivered, you’reready for installation. Your roofing company will call you the day before your installation so you can repair your home and property. The roofing job could take anywhere from 1 to several days depending on the size and complexity of the project.
- Inspection: Most jurisdictions need a permit to be pulled for roof replacements. Your roof will be inspected and your permit closed with your local jurisdiction by your roofing company.
- Follow Up/Closing Out: After your roof is installed and inspected, the job is ready to be closed out with the roofing company. Your roofing consultant will let you know what’s needed to close the job.
If you’re ready to talk to someone about a roof installation call us today. Our company has the experience, expertise, and customer-minded focus to make the complicated job of roof installation easy on you.