Could the Big Bad Wolf Blow your House Down?
If the roof on your house has leaks, broken tiles, and shingles lifting, the big bad wolf may be able to cause a lot of damage. The problem that you face may not be the big bad wolf, but it can be wind, rain and hail storms. All of these types of inclement weather can cause damage to your roof which in turn can cause damage to your home and all of your personal belongings inside. After some time outside in the elements, every roof is sure to need to have some repairs made, but at some point you might come to the conclusion that you need a new roof all together. Mike’s Roofing has prepared this guide on how to prepare for a new roof installation and what you can expect.
Determining that you Need a Roofing Replacement
Your first step is to recognize that a new roof is needed. You may notice that there are leaks in the roof, and you may notice that many of the tiles or shingles are broken or missing. There may also be damage to the lining under the roofing that helps keep the elements from making their way into your home.
Hiring a Professional Roofer like Mike’s Roofing
The next step would be to hire a respectable and capable roofing contractor like Mikes Roofing. We can assist you in confirming that a new roof is needed. We can also give you free estimates on the time and cost of the new roof. After we have given you a time and start date you will want to notify any close neighbors. Reroofing can be noisy during the removal of the old roof and the installation of the new roof so making sure that neighbors know in advance will keep them at ease during the work.
Roof Replacement Preparation
One of the other things that may help with having your roof redone smoothly, is to make sure that plants and shrubs around the outside of the home are trimmed and personal belonging and toys are removed from the area. The roofing contractor you hire will most likely have a large dumpster and they will be taking the old roof off, which will cause debris that may fall into the yard. When you hire Mike’s Roofing, we clean up any mess we make so making sure that your personal belongings are not strewn out around the home, will ensure that they don’t accidently get thrown out too.
The last thing to do, is to be ready to find something to do. If it tends to be noisy to your neighbors, it will be worse inside your house. It is a good idea to have somewhere to be outside the home during the main construction.
Having your roof redone is a great investment and can keep your curb appeal and home looking nice, increase your home value and also provide protection against the elements. Contact Mike’s Roofing today for a free estimate!