Whether this is your first time replacing a roof on your home or you have experience, you may have questions. Although we are asked many things, these are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to roof replacement. Although some of our answers apply more to one type of roofing or another, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with the answers to many common questions.
How Long Will My Roof Replacement Take?
That depends. OK, not a good answer, we admit, but it really does depend on the size of your home and the roofing material. It takes longer to install tile roofing than asphalt roofing and, of course, size makes a difference. Most asphalt shingle roof replacements take about two days when we tear off the old shingles. Tile takes about twice as long. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure any exposed part of your roof is properly covered if we’re expecting inclement weather and we’ll tell you how long we expect your project to take when we provide a written estimate.
Do I Have to Be Home While You Do My Roof Replacement?
Unless we’re repairing significant water or storm damage, we won’t need access to your home so most of the time you don’t need to be home. It’s a loud process so we actually recommend your family (including your pets) leave if you’re sensitive to noise. One of our site foreman will supervise the job. Please do remove any potted plants, yard décor and your vehicles from the driveway and around the home to avoid an accident.
Who Performs the Work?
You can be assured that the team handling your roof replacement is trained in all aspects of installation for your roofing material. We never pick up day laborers or allow unskilled people to handle the installation.
Is it Really Worth the Extra Money for a Total Tear Off?
Yes! We can’t stress enough that tearing off your old roof prior to a new roof installation is worth every penny. Your new roof will look better, last longer and you’ll be covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. And, if there are any issues with your roof deck that need attention, they can be addressed after the tear off and before the new roof gets installed.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions is your local roof replacement company. We offer many roofing brands and materials. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 to learn more about our roof replacements and ask any other questions you have.