How to Replace Your Home Roof in 7 Steps
Can you imagine how hard it will be to get your entire roof replaced? Well, that is because it is no simple task and probably best left in the hands of an expert. Replacing a roof is a huge commitment and a lot of careful planning and consideration needs to go into the process so the construction team doesn’t end up damaging the home’s construction or foundation. Even the architect has to do a lot of research to ensure that the new roof won’t be too heavy for the older construction and to ensure that the construction contains enough support to be sound. But if you are wondering how to get your roof replaced then you can read on and find out.
- Consult with an architect
The first step is of course to consult a professional architect. Architects study for many long ears and their education includes much more than just drawing a few lines on paper. They also study material strengths, material weights, material densities, modern construction techniques, previous construction techniques, fashion trends and much more. An architect should be able to give you some valuable information on how to get your roof replaced and the architect can conclude plans for your new and modern roof.
- Get a quote from a good roofing contractor
The second step is to get a full quote from a good roofing contractor. The roofing contractors will come out and inspect your home to establish just how much work is involved and what materials will be needed for the reconstruction process. It might take a day or two before your contractor will be able to supply you with a quote because there is so much that needs to be considered but at least you will have a proper idea of exactly what it will cost and how long it will take.
- Decide on the right roofing contractor
Naturally you will have to get quotes from all the contractors in your area so you can spot the best possible price. It is also important to have a look at the contracting company’s previous works so you will know what you are letting yourself into when you decide on a particular roofing contractor
- Time to take out the loan
Next up will be to get your hands on the money. If you have the cash saved up… good, if you don’t, don’t worry. There are plenty of banks and loan firms that should be able to help you out if you have a good credit record.
- Time to pay the piper
No roofing company will ever start with the replacement process until they have received at least a deposit amount.
- Now the fun begins
Roofing replacements can be messy and a lot of steps are taken during the replacement of your roof like the following;
- Property protection is applied to secure your home against damage
- Old roofing materials is removed
- New roof construction is done (depending on the severity of the replacement)
- New roof tiles are installed
- Time to move back in
Once the roof has been successfully replaced it will be time for you to move back in (if you had an entire roof replacement along with construction done).