Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, the project will surely be a significant investment. As the homeowner, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the roofing process. One way to do this is to ask your trusted roofer a few questions.
- Do I Have to Stay Home During Roof Replacement?
It/s up to you if you will stay at home or move to a temporary place during the roofing project. Many homeowners, however, prefer to move out while roof work is being done because the noise, mess and dust could disrupt their routine. The contractor’s equipment could also make it difficult to move around and concentrate on your work.
- How Can I Save on Repairs?
If you live in a storm-prone area and have insurance, you may be able to file a claim for storm damage and have your insurer cover the repair or replacement costs. But if your roof is simply old and due for replacement, you can schedule your roofing project for late winter or early spring when the services of roofing contractors may be more affordable.
- How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?
Numerous factors influence the timetable for roof installation. For instance, standard three-tab shingles are easier to install than laminate shingles, so you can expect a faster turnaround with the former than the latter. Furthermore, a roof with fewer planes takes less time to cover than one with multiple planes, and an old roof may need to be repaired or modified to comply with building codes. That said, a standard-sized roof takes three to seven days to install. A reputable roofing firm should be able to provide you with a reasonable estimate of the project’s completion time.
- How Much Will the Project Cost?
Roof replacement costs vary depending on several factors, including material selection and quality, current roof condition, installation method and add-on services like dumpster rental. Your roofing contractor should present you with an accurate estimate, with the breakdown of costs included in the contract.
Renovation Team is glad to answer more roofing questions to help you learn more about roof replacement. Call us at (636) 939-1061, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.