Roof replacements can be disruptive to your daily routine. So, if this is the first time you are getting your roof replaced, there are things that you should know and prepare for. Residential and commercial roof installation contractor, Kirtley & Sons Roofing ,discusses the things you should expect during a roof replacement.
You Have to Evacuate Your Home
A roof replacement project will involve a lot of noise, waste material and installers going back and forth from your home. There will also be a lot of dust and debris. This is why, in preparation for installation day, you should cover everything with dust covers and store fragile and valuable items. You and your family will need a place to stay for a few days – perhaps at a relative or a nearby hotel – while the roof is being installed.
When you work with us, we take steps to ensure a timely start and completion. We will keep you posted on the progress of your new roof so you don’t have to spend a day longer away from home than you should.
The Roof May Need to Be Reinforced or Rebuilt
A typical roof replacement involves stripping the old roof down to the roof deck. If it doesn’t show signs of structural damage, the new roof can go right on it. However, there are conditions that may necessitate rebuilding or reinforcing the original roof structure.
For example, if you have decided to switch to a heavier roofing material like tile, the roof structure should be able to support the weight. Or, perhaps the existing roof has structural issues, in which case these will have to be fixed before the new roof can be installed.
Have a Contingency Budget
Sometimes the aforementioned structural issues might not get discovered until after the roof replacement has already started. The cost of repairs is not usually included in the contract cost. It helps to prepare a contingency budget of about 10% to 20% of the contracted cost. If you don’t get to use it, simply put it towards your savings.
Kirtley & Sons Roofing is your leading provider of residential and commercial roof maintenance, repair and installation services. Give us a call at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Tomball, TX, and surrounding areas.