Getting a new roof may seem like a monumental task, but it’s minimally invasive. Here’s what you need to know to prepare.
Plan ahead. With a short window of warm weather, roofers book up quickly in colder climates.
You should start the process about a month or a month and a half before you want the work done. Look ahead at your calendar and be sure it won’t interfere with any plans you may have.
The first step in getting a quote is to measure your roof. Alta Vista Roofing does this via satellite, then puts the measurements into a software program to calculate the cost. The estimate generally takes a couple of days. Once you approve the quote, we’ll get you on the schedule.
The next step is ordering the material, depending on what type it is; it usually arrives between one to three weeks. Use this time to get the building permit.
There isn’t much you’ll need to do to prepare, we’ll protect your landscaping, windows, and driveway, but if you have outdoor furniture or other valuable items, you may want to move them away from the house. If you are dealing with damaged plywood, cover any clothing or furniture inside the house.
You can still live in your house while the roof is being replaced. Keep in mind; it will be a bit noisy, so you may want to arrange to be away during the workday. Also, be sure to secure your pets, and if the noise is going to be bothersome to them, make arrangements for them to be away from the home while the work is taking place as well.
Depending on the size of your roof, prep work needed, and the type of materials, the actual roofing process takes one to three weeks.