A roof replacement in Livingston Michigan can be a costly and stressful experience for any homeowner. But by knowing what to expect and being prepared for the process, it can better help you get through it with as little anxiety as possible. We’ll go over some of the things you can expect if you are getting a roof replacement on your home.
Replacing the roof on your home is a major home improvement project. Not only because it can disrupt your life while the project is on going but the costs that are associated with the project as well. Many times the roof can be replaced in as little as one day so this disruption is usually short lived. Understanding the entire process is important however, which we’ll cover below:
Before anything can be started, you first need to see how bad the damage on the roof or shingles is. This involves getting a professional roofer to come out and do a thorough inspection of your home. They will loon on the roof itself, the gutters, attic, sub roof and vents to make sure there is no hidden issues that also need to be dealt with. If there are problems like mold, rot or ventilation issues, this will also need to be dealt with.
The inspector will be able to provide you with a list of the issues and options for how to resolve it. This can help you do some minor repairs to put off roof replacement until you have the funds for it. Otherwise, you can get straight into the roof replacement.
You will need to hire a roofing contractor that is both trustworthy and experienced. The best way to do this is by verifying credentials and looking for reviews on accredited sited like the Better Business Bureau. You should always hire fully licensed and insured professionals and never be afraid to ask questions or verify their information. This is your home and your money, don’t settle for someone you don’t trust. At Livingston Roof Pros we are fully licensed and qualified and hold manufacturer endorsements as well. Call us today to discuss your roofing needs at 517-940-8770.
You will need to get quotes for the roof replacement from the companies you are looking at. While it is tempting to go with the lowest estimate, it is important to also consider hidden costs. Some quotes won’t have labor or other fees included so they can present you with a low estimate, but will add on expenses later. This is why it is important to ask questions and make sure that everything is included in the quote they provide.
Once you have a company hired and are ready to start your roof replacement, you will need to get your home ready. That means removing vehicles, patio furniture, toys and any other items away from your home. This will prevent any damage to them, as well as speed up the process of getting the work done by removing any obstacles. You should also remove wall décor and move anything that may be easily damaged from work on your roof occurring. It is also recommended that you remove animals and small children for the day so they aren’t upset from the noise.
Depending on the size of your roof you can expect the work to be done between one day to a week. The workers will need to remove the old roof before they can install the new one. Once the roof is off, they will install the sub roof and covering. You can watch step by step videos on the process online.
When the roof is fully installed the contractors will then need to pick everything up. This includes hauling the old roof debris away, as well as the packaging from the new roof materials. You should always do a double check of your yard and around your home to look for anything that might have been missed.
If you are considering getting a new roof installed on your Livingston Michigan home be sure to call Livingston Roof Pros today to get a free estimate. We can also discuss any additional questions you may have about your roof.
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