Whether you need to replace a faulty roof or you’re simply interested in a more energy efficient model, you’ve decided it’s finally time to schedule your roofing job. You picked a contractor and made the call, and now you’re simply sitting and waiting. It can be daunting to try to think about what comes next, but with the right resources, you can be prepared with the knowledge of what to expect...and what not to expect.
The Day of Roofing Estimate
First comes the roofing estimate itself. Your roofer will come out and examine the current roof to get a sense of what it will take to remove it. They’ll take exact measurements of the dimensions of your roof, and discuss with you the various types of roofs that you might consider for your next roof. Once they know what you want and the size they’ll need, they can give you a fair estimate based on the amount of materials and labor needed.
From there, you’ll decide whether to go with their estimate or to request an estimate from another roofer. The thing you want to find here is a roofer that will answer any questions you might have, offer a fair estimate, and then allow you to make the choice. If they try to pressure you into accepting their estimate or up the stakes, that’s probably a roofer you’ll want to avoid.
Once you’ve found an estimate that suits your needs and budget, you can accept and sign a contract with the roofer. You can also discuss applying for financing plans so as to make the project fit more easily within your budget. You’ll set a date for your roofing job and be given the contact information for the project manager so that you can reach out to them if needed. The contractors will keep an eye on the weather forecast for the days leading up to the project so that they can reschedule if need be.
The Day of the Roofing Project
Roof replacement typically takes 1-2 days, depending on the weather and the type of roof that you want to install. With the time scheduled ahead, you can decide whether you want to leave the house during the project and avoid the construction. If so, make sure to leave your contact information with the project manager so they can reach you should anything need your attention on the job. This could be a day to take your pets over to a family friend’s place for the day or to take your kids to their favorite playplace. If you choose to stay home for the project, make sure to give the installation crew space to work (more easily done with roof replacements than other projects).
Want to learn more about what you can expect from your upcoming roofing project? Contact Montgomery Winslow today for more information or to schedule your roofing estimate.