A newly installed roofing system enhances the home’s functionality and curb appeal. Replacing a roof, however, is a complicated process that involves numerous steps. Today, Mason Dixon Contracting takes a closer look at the typical timeline of a roof replacement project.
Making the Necessary Preparations
The first thing your roofer will do is prepare your home for the work to be done. Roof replacement is messy, so your contractor will probably deliver a dumpster to your home a day or two before the job. If your contractor will be recycling your old asphalt shingles, a second dumpster may be needed. The new roofing materials will also arrive at your home a few days before the start of the project.
It’s also a good idea for you to walk around your property and secure any outdoor furniture. You may want to cover your garden with a tarp for protection. If you have pets, make arrangements to keep them out of the work area for the duration of the project.Installing the Roof
Depending on the size of your home and the type of roof being installed, the project may span one to several days. Expect it to be noisy as there will be lots of nailing involved. You may want to give your neighbors a heads up so they’re not caught off guard. Final Touches and Walkthrough
Once the finishing touches are done, the roofing contractor will show you the new roof and walk you through what you need to do to maintain it. The pros will then do a cleanup on your yard, picking up loose nails and sweeping up other debris that may have landed on the ground.
For your roof repair or replacement needs, turn to Mason Dixon Contracting. Our certified roofers have decades of experience and training and will ensure your roofing system is installed with the utmost care. Call us at (407) 278-2617 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.