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Professionally installed roofs can last for more than a decade, which means that many property owners may not have to plan for an installation more than a few times in their lives. A new roof gives you a sense of security that your property is protected from serious storms. You’ll also notice that updating the roof has a major impact on curb appeal. Planning for a new roof installation involves working through these simple steps.
The first thing you’ll need to do is consult with a professional roofer. During the initial consultation, a roofing professional can come to your house to take measurements and assess the current condition of the roof. They’ll then walk you through the process of picking out the materials. For instance, you might have several color options for selecting asphalt shingles. Once you’ve selected the materials, the contractor will then provide you with a detailed quote for the project and help you pick a date for the roofers to start on your project.
Several things typically need to happen before the roofers can begin their work, and you may need to be involved with some of them. For instance, roofing materials are typically delivered a day or two in advance. Depending upon the scope of your project, they may be placed on the roof, or the delivery company sometimes leaves them on the driveway. The roofing company may also arrange for a dumpster to be delivered to your home, and you’ll need to identify the correct place for it to be left. If your driveway will be in use by the roofing company, then you might need to arrange for street parking temporarily.
Once the big day arrives, you’ll likely find that there is a lot of activity on your property, since roof installations frequently involve multiple people working on the project. During the tear-off portion of the installation, you may need to stay on defined walking paths to avoid coming too close to the materials that are being tossed down into the dumpster. Since roofing jobs can be noisy, you might also want to work from a different location if you tend to use a home office. As leading roofers in York County, PA, we work quickly and efficiently to ensure we don’t disrupt your day-to-day more than we have to. For a normal-sized residential home, an installation is usually finished in one or two days.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to get up on the roof for the final phase of the project unless you just really want to. Instead, you can expect the contractor to walk you through the different things that they have done, such as replacing the damaged areas. Most of the time, you can see the dramatic difference the new roof creates by standing back on your property and looking up. Your contractor might also show you pictures of the top portion of the roof to ensure your satisfaction before asking you to sign off on the completed project.
Are you ready to take the first step toward planning a roof installation? Give us a call to get an estimate that covers all of your roofing needs.
As the owner of Par One Construction, my priorities are my customers and my family. I pride myself in the quality of work we perform and the relationships we build as I strive to continually grow a business that I can pass down to my sons and grandsons.