Getting Your Home Ready for a Roof Replacement

Constant communication between the homeowner and the contractor is key to any successful roof replacement project. This means you and the contractor have to be on the same page when it comes to the project’s deliverables. If this is your first time getting a roof replacement, you may not be familiar with the whole process yet.

Getting Your Home Ready for a Roof Replacement

The Great American Roofing Company, a top commercial roof repair company in the state, shows you what to expect during a roof replacement below.

Delivery of Equipment and Materials (A Few Days or a Week Before the Installation)

Usually, the contractor will bring a dumpster and the roofing materials to your home a few days before installation work begins. Again, communication is important; while a contractor will usually inform you of the date of the delivery beforehand, it’s better to ask them from the start.

Make sure to park your car away from your home to free up space in your driveway, where the roofing company will likely place the dumpster and materials.

Roof Installation

Tearing off your old roof and replacing with a new one will create a lot of construction debris, which may end up on your garden. Move your outdoor furniture away from your home to prevent them from being damaged. Contractors usually cover plants and shrubbery before starting work, but just to be on the safe side, check if your contractor will be doing this.

Clean-Up (Final Day of the Project)

It’s also common practice for contractors to clean up the debris left behind before leaving, but again, just to make sure, clarify this beforehand.

Dumpster Pick-Up (One to Three Days After the Installation)

The contractor usually picks up the dumpster one to three days after the installation.

The best way to ensure a hassle-free roof replacement is by only hiring qualified and experienced contractors. The Great American Roofing Company is a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor with over four decades’ worth of experience. We offer a wide range of roofing services. Call us at (201) 515-2007 or leave us a message on this form to get a free estimate on your roof replacement cost.