There will come a point in every home’s lifetime when a roof replacement will be needed. When you need to have your home’s roof replaced, many homeowners will have a lot of questions. Often they ask how they should prepare for the roof replacement. There are certain steps the homeowner will need to take to prepare for a roof replacement. When you discover that your roof is in need of a roof replacement, Nickerson Roofing will share what steps you will need to take to prepare for the replacement.
Is My Roof Under Warranty?
When you have a roof that is in need of replacement, one of the first steps you should take is checking your homeowner’s insurance policy and or warranty. A roof replacement is a major investment. You will need materials and a contractor. You will need to go over your homeowner insurance and warranties and see what is covered. Often an appraiser will come and estimate the total cost of the roof replacement. Afterward, you will then need to stay within the set budget that the insurance company will cover. In most cases you can go outside the set budget but it is up to the homeowner to cover the difference.
Hire a Good Roofing Contractor
Once you have battled with the insurance company and you are ready to move forward with the roof replacement, the next step is find a contractor. You will need a licensed roofing contractor to do the roof replacement. You will want to find a contractor that is both properly licensed and insured. You will also want a contractor that guarantees their work. Most contractors will offer a warranty and do any repairs that may occur. Additionally, you will want an experienced contractor with a good reputation. Either seek out friends and family and see if they have any recommendations. If word of mouth comes up empty, look online and read over reviews and testimonials.
How Do I Choose Roofing Materials
Once you have a roofing contractor, you will want to go over material choices and estimates with the contractor. They will be able to help guide you in picking out the proper materials you will need for the job. You may have the opportunity to seek out a new roofing style and update the look of your roof. You can change the type of roof tile and its color. Any underlayment material may also need to be replaced. As the homeowner, you will have a number of different material options to choose from to improve the quality of the roof replacement.
What to Expect on Roof Replacement Day
On the day the contractor is scheduled to begin the roof replacement, you will want to prepare a spot for a dumpster. The older roof will need to be disposed of and most contractors will bring out a dumpster. You may need to relocate vehicles and large furniture that is outside the home. You may want to designate some parking for the contractor’s crew and a space for their tools. You may want to see if the contractor has any special requests to help make the roof replacement go smoother.