Gahanna Roofing: Article About Roof Replacement Overview
When a homeowner sees the signs that their roof needs to be replaced, they might be wondering what to expect from the roof replacement process. There are several steps that need to be taken on the road to a waterproof, well insulated and beautiful new roof.
The first step to having a roof replaced is getting estimates and choosing the right Gahanna roofing professional. A common rule of thumb is to obtain at least three estimates before making a final decision. Homeowners should make sure the roofers they are considering are licensed in the state where they will be working. It's also imperative to check that they have good reputations by asking for references. Once an estimate is received, homeowners should keep in mind that the final costs may be higher due to unforeseen circumstances, such as hidden rot or water damage beneath shingles.
The cost of a home roof replacement can vary widely. Determining factors include the size and slope of the roof, which roofing materials are being used and the area of the country where the work is being done. A roof that is very steep and difficult to navigate will cost more to replace than a roof that is easier to access. A roof on a two story house will cost more to replace than a roof on a house that only has one floor due to the difference in difficulty with getting workers and materials onto the roof.
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After a contract has been signed with a roofing professional and a date is set, homeowners can expect the roof replacement to take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. This is dependent on the size of the roof. It's ideal if the homeowner is at home while the work is being performed in case there are any issues the roofers need to discuss. Before the work begins, homeowners should remove any items along the sides of the house that could get in the way of the roofers' ladders. Roofers will rip out the old roofing materials and address any rotted or damaged wood in the roof itself. Next, a leak barrier base is laid, and the roofing materials, including shingles or tiles, are installed. Homeowners should expect this work to be noisy. As the work is going on, roofers will typically toss the old roofing materials into a dumpster or other receptacle in order to haul it away. Once the job is complete, any job related debris will also be cleaned up, leaving the homeowner with nothing to do other than enjoy their new roof.