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Things Homeowners Should Know about Roofing Installation

Posted on: September 4, 2014

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It’s been a while since your last roof was installed, and we are talking a really long while like over a decade or two – you know it’s time for a new one. After talking to your Bay Area Roofing Contractor, you decide it’s time to take action. Before your new roof’s installation starts, there are a few items you should keep in mind. That way you won’t be surprised and the process will run much smoother.

  1. Get a contract – you absolutely want a written agreement in place before you hire your Bay Area Roofing contractor. This agreement should particularly outline the scope of work and services that will be provided, and all associated costs. The contract will also include payment agreements such as what amount needs to be paid upfront, prior and after completion of the roof installation. Talk to your Bay Area Roofing contractor about the payment agreements so that there aren’t any surprises or misunderstandings in the contract.
  2. Your old roof may have to be taken apart completely – there are times in which the current roof is so damaged that the new roof installation will require its removal. And there are times in which the bay area roofing installation can be managed without having to remove the old roof. If you are sure that there is only one roof on your home, it is possible to avoid time and money taking the old roof off. But if there are already two layers of roofing in place, the contracting will have no choice but to remove everything and start fresh. This is most likely due to residential building and other safety codes that are present in most jurisdictions. While the frame of the home and the roof will likely support two sets of singles, the chances of your home and roof being able to support three layers are zero to none. Rather than creating a safety hazard for your and your family, your Bay Area Roofing contractor will have no choice but to remove the two layers of roofing before commencing installation of the new roof.
  3. Installing a new roof is very noisy work – Bay Area roofing will always be noisy work, no matter what you do. Along with hammering, there is the need to trim sections of shingles to the proper dimensions, making sure that any flashing is mounted and sealed property, and all of the other noisy tasks necessary to make sure the roof is being installed properly and is secure. If you are home most of the day, you will certainly hear your Bay Area roofing team walk across the roof. You will hear them shout for fellow roofers to lift up more shingles and you will hear them as they move from ground level to the roof and back again. Since the work will most likely begin in the morning, you may want to adjust your daily tasks so that the noise does not interfere with them.

Talk to your Bay Area Roofing contractor about any questions or concerns you may have about the roofing process. This will help ensure that you are confident in the work being done and that your roofing crew is getting the job done in a timely manner.

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