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In the final part of our two-part blog series we’re starting with the installation of your new roof. If you missed part one, click here. Keep in mind these steps are generally how most roofing contractors work, but there may be a few variations. Part one left off with the delivery of materials and scheduling the installation.
Roofing contractors try to stick to the scheduled installation date, however, that’s not always possible. A good roofer will check the weather and make sure they’re not going to leave your home unprotected during a large weather event. Although the owner or sales rep may stop by during the installation, they likely won’t be on site the entire time. Typically, a foreman or job super will be your point of contact, however, never hesitate to reach out to another contact if you’re not happy with what you’re seeing. Conversely, if you’re more than pleased, let your sales person know about the excellent job the team is doing.
Although may re-roofs are competed in one day, clean up should be done at the end of each day. Clean up includes removing any debris created and picking up trash from meals. At the end of the roof replacement, most roofing contractors use a large magnet that looks like a push broom to pick up any loose nails from your driveway and yard.
At the end of the job, the company owner or foreman will walk around your house with you. They’ll explain the completed work and ask for you to sign off on the inspection. This is also the time that final payment will be due. If your roof comes with a manufacturer’s warranty, this should be provided at the end of the job as well.
Request for Reviews and Referrals
Many times, a roofing contractor will ask for referrals, names of your friends and neighbors who might need a roof replacement. Some offer referral incentives if your friend becomes a customer. They may also ask for a review. Reviews help other potential customers know about your experience. Some places to leave reviews include BBB, Google, Facebook, and Angie’s List or Home Advisor if that’s where you found the company.
Russ Noyes Roofing’s process is generally like we’ve laid out in this two-part blog. Our goal is to be as straightforward as possible throughout the process. We want to be the roofing contractor Orlando homeowners call for their roof repair and roof replacement. You can reach us at 407-388-7700 to schedule your no obligation inspection.