Constant communication between the roofing contractor and the homeowner is key to successful roofing projects. Having an idea on a roof replacement’s timeline can reduce the risk of miscommunication.
Wood’s Roofing, a top roofing company in the state, walks you through the timeline of a typical roof replacement below.
Delivery of Equipment (A Few Days or a Week Before the Installation)
Before the start of the actual installation work, the roofing company might bring heavy equipment and the roofing materials to your home. Usually, they’ll bring a dumpster and the shingles to your home a few days before the day of installation.
As mentioned earlier, however, communication is key. The contractor will usually inform you beforehand about the delivery of the equipment. If they haven’t yet, you can call them to confirm. On the date of the equipment delivery, make sure your driveway is clear to free up space for the equipment.
The installation process can get messy; debris and tools may end up falling on your gardens or pavements. As a precaution, move outdoor furniture away from your home. As for your plants and shrubbery, clarify if your contractor will be covering them with a plastic sheet. And if you have any special requests, like asking the contractor not to use your bathroom, make them known to the person in charge beforehand.
Clean up (Final Day of the Project)
Contractors will usually clean up the nails and other debris left behind in your garden before leaving. But it would be better if you discuss the post-installation clean-up before the start of the project.
Dumpster Pick-Up (One to Three Days After the Installation)
Usually, the contractor picks up the dumpster one to three days after the installation.
The best way to ensure a smooth roof replacement project is to hire an experienced and certified contractor. While professionalism is hard to gauge, a contractor’s certifications and the years they’ve been operating can give you a good idea.
Wood’s Roofing, a family-owned company with a GAF Master Elite® certification, has over 30 years’ worth of experience in the industry. To get a free quote for a roof replacement, call us at (863) 225-0603 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Lakeland, FL.