Asking prospective roofing contractors questions regarding your roof replacement project allows you to understand what goes into the entire process. The answers they provide will also help you set your expectations as well as determine the likelihood of one of them getting hired for the job. Here are three questions to consider asking your potential roofer before a roof replacement.
1. “Should we stay at home during the roof replacement?” You may choose to stay home if you want to make sure your roof is being properly installed or want to ask the lead installer questions. While they may not have a problem with it, reputable contractors will recommend vacating your home for the duration of the project. Why? The noise and mess can be unbearable. You also have to consider your kids or pets and how they will react to the disruption. Staying at home also exposes your family to certain hazards. Ultimately, the decision to stay put or move out temporarily during the roof replacement depends on your discussion with the prospective roofing contractor.
2. “How long will the project take to finish?” The duration of your roof replacement depends on several factors such as the size of your roof, and treatments and repairs that the pros have to do before the replacement. There may also be underlying issues that can only be revealed once your shingles are removed, so these can prolong your roof replacement. Ideally, however, roof replacement can take one to three days to complete.
3. “How can we spend less?” You don’t need to spend a fortune just to tackle roof replacement. Consider timing your home improvement project – schedule the roof replacement during the off-season like late winter or spring. The months during this period are when the demand for roofing projects is less than that of the peak seasons of late spring up to late summer.
For top-notch residential roofing services, turn to Neumann Construction. We don’t just conduct roof repair and install new gutters – we also make sure to understand your expectations and timeline for every project that we commit to. Call us now at (218) 270-0009, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Brainerd, MN.