Your Roofing Project: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Whether you are getting a new roof out of necessity or to improve your home’s value and curb appeal, it is an exciting endeavor. Here we have put together an outline of what to expect from our team and roofing contractors in Chicago, so you can feel prepared for your roof replacement!

A few days or a week leading up to installation day
One of the first things to arrive at your home will be a construction dumpster. There is likely to be a second dumpster if your roofing company will be recycling the old asphalt shingles.

Our pro tip: Ask your roofing contractor if they participate in the Asphalt Shingle Recycling to help you have a greener roof replacement!

The delivery of your shingles will also happen a few days before the roofing contractors are scheduled to start work. The shingles will be temporarily stored on your roof or in your driveway.

Pro tip:  Ask the roofing company what day they expect to arrive so you can prepare by making some space for your shingles.

Roof Installation
Responsible roofing companies will be very careful and respectful of your property, but it is always better to take as many safety measures as possible. These include things like locking up your pets and moving and/or protecting valuable objects in your yard, such as planters and statues.

Make sure the roofing contractors can get in and out of gates and that you communicate to them if it is important to keep the gates closed.

Make sure to find out who is in charge and make sure to communicate any special requests or concerns before the team gets started with your roof replacement or roof repair.

Pro Tip: If you have flowers and shrubbery you will want to make sure you cover them up so they won’t suffer any damages. You can ask your roofing company ahead of time if they will be able to help you with this.

Final day/finishing up on the job
The roofing contractors should do a walk through with you to make sure you are satisfied with the job.

Any decent company that does roofing in Chicago also performs a thorough sweep and clean up of the year to check for debris, nails, and anything else that could have been left behind.

Pro Tip: Before you hire roofing services, make sure you ask about the clean up policy, and make sure you are happy with the clean up before they leave. .

After your new roof has been installed (1-3 days later)
First off, you should be in love with your new roof!
Next, the dumpster(s) will be picked up, and a representative from the roofing company will come to follow up as well as receive the final payment.

Pro Tip: Before you sign a contract make sure you have a good warranty that will protect you in the event that your roof needs unexpected roof repair.

Are you ready for roof replacement? Call the roofing company that cares. Stanley Roofing & Siding offers all things roofing Chicago, and your satisfaction is our top priority! We can’t wait to work with you on your next roofing project. Call for a free estimate today!

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