Can you Live in your Home During a Roof Replacement?
Having a new roof installed won’t take very long unless there are weather reasons causing work to be delayed. You should expect some noise throughout the roof replacement project. And you will see some dust and debris while the project is underway, but know that it will all be cleaned up when the project is finished. It’s best to discuss the timeline for your specific roof replacement project with your roofer, but generally a roof replacement takes a couple days.
The Roof Replacement Planning Process
To give you a better idea of the roof replacement process, here is a short breakdown.
- After you have decided you need to install a new roof on your home, you and your roofer or roofing sales agent will get together and review your project.
- You will discuss the components needed to install a new roof. This will include everything from the plywood decking, fabric underlayment choices, types of ventilation options available, flashing, and the shingles to choose from. For more on the components used to install a new roof, click here.
- Next, you will review the paperwork and timelines necessary for any permitting you might need for your area, and the actual installation of your new roof and the clean up afterward.
Your New Roof Replacement is Underway
Once you have hired your roofer and determined the details necessary to move forward with your roof replacement, installing your new roof will start with the delivery of your roofing supplies. Setting aside an area in your driveway for these items ahead of time will make delivery easy. A dumpster will also be delivered to capture all the waste from the project. Often this will arrive the day the project begins or the day before.
Your roof replacement project will start with the removal of your old roof. This will be the messiest part of the project. The roofers will go quickly and the messiest part might be over in as little as a day. Again, this depends on the size of your roofing project.
From here, the installation of your new roof will begin! Depending on the size of your home and if there was any damage to the decking, the roof installation will move forward steadily until the project is completed. If permitting is necessary for your area, the building administrator might look in on the project as it proceeds.
You will quickly see your home transformed from an old, worn out roof to a brand new roof that will now protect your family and your home for many years to come.
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