Roof replacements are massive home improvement projects and require significant thought and preparation.
Your roofing contractors will typically give you a general briefing about what to expect and how to prepare for the roof replacement. However, when tackling such a massive part of the home’s structure, there’s a lot of room for things to go awry.
So, here are some common issues you should keep an eye out for.
Unexpected Changes In Weather Conditions
Your roof plays a major role in keeping you safe from harsh weather conditions, including rainstorms and windstorms. But during the roof replacement process, there is a point when your old roof has been torn off, and the new roof is still in the process of being installed. The roof’s deck is exposed at this time, and even a light shower could cause severe water damage in your house.
Moreover, even if the roof replacement is at a different stage, bad weather can be quite a hassle, and it can cause unnecessary damage to your property.
Accidents and Injuries
Roof replacements are typically risky due to height and heavy equipment being used, and minor slip-ups aren’t unheard of. However, sometimes, accidents can be more serious.
From the roofers getting injured to children or pets getting in the way of harm, anything could happen during the roof replacement that could lead to injuries. So, generally, it’s better to be extra vigilant and hire experienced contractors to avoid such incidents.
Accidental Damage To Property
Roofing contractors typically take tons of preventive measures to protect your property, but there’s always a chance for accidental damage.
In general, it’s a good idea to remind the roofers to be extra cautious and also do whatever you can to keep your property safe. But in case there’s still any accidental damage, your contractors would do their best to fix or cover it.
Make sure, though, that your estimate’s fine print doesn’t have a clause that says they aren’t responsible for any accidental damage to the property.
Fiberglass Everywhere Including Your Pool’s Surface
Most contractors cover the pool and the plants and shrubs around the house to protect them from fiberglass after the tear-off. However, if you’re working with an inexperienced team, they may overlook these simple measures.
As a result, the fiberglass could end up in the pool, and it’ll clog the filter and ruin the motor too. Ideally, the pool should be covered with a wrapper tarp whenever any construction work is going on around it.
During the roof replacement process, the contractors may use the exterior power outlets for some equipment. If they use a machine that draws too much power, there could be tripped breakers in your house.
Tripped breakers are inconvenient, but most trained roofing contractors can handle them, so hopefully, you won’t have too much to worry about.
Needless to say, one straightforward way to avoid most of these issues is to hire experienced and certified roofing contractors like us. At Certified Pro Roofing, we ensure that your roof installation goes as smoothly as possible.