If you’re just beginning to consider a roof renovation project, or you think your roof might be in need of repair, then the following information will help you.
Start by Avoiding the Mistakes Other Make
Every day unsuspecting and trusting homeowners just like yourself make horrendous mistakes when it comes to repairing and renovating their roof.
The first mistake is assuming all contractors are created equal – this is simply not the case. Smaller companies tend to have specialties and limited experience, this can work for you or against you. Until you understand your requirements, it will be difficult to evaluate your choices.
At the same time, customer feedback, references, and reports from your Better Business Bureau or Local Chamber of Commerce can be helpful too. * For more details, read this article about the questions you should consider when reviewing roof companies.
Speak to Your Home Owners Association
If you’re considering a roof repair project, it may be a good idea to speak with your HOA. Your Home Owners Association may have more power over you than you realize. If you proceed with a project in an improper fashion they can fine you for not following bylaws set forth by the governing board, and can even put a lien on your property!
Jeopardizing Your Home Sale
Along with speaking to various resources to ensure compliance and to discover any obvious recommendations, consider the potential impact your renovation or repair might have on the sale of your home.
Whether the improvement project hinders the sale of your home, provides little or no return on investment, or proves to be sub-standard, home improvement projects are one of the areas that homeowners stand to lose their hard-earned money very easily.
Re-roofing? What to expect during the process.
Roofing your home may seem like a large undertaking. We would like to provide you with information and put you at ease with the process. Perhaps your concern comes from witnessing “XYZ Roofing” roof a neighbors home, and taking over a week or longer to complete an average size roof? You may be concerned about having various people you do not know, coming and going around your house for that length of time.
Davis Roofing understands and respects our customer’s concerns and their need for privacy. We strive to not only install the highest quality roof with the utmost craftsmanship but to get it done in the shortest period of time possible. Thus minimize stress for the homeowner. To every job, we bring the manpower and modern equipment needed to get the job done right and get it done quickly. In preparation for the roofing process, following are some items to consider;
Our company Associate / Estimator and the job site supervisor will be the one you need to talk regarding any concerns or questions you may have. They are highly skilled and qualified in every aspect of roofing. Our site Supervisor will introduce himself the first day on the job and give you a brief description of what we will be doing.
If your old roof is being torn off, we will be placing a full-size dumpster, or dumpster trailer as close to your home as possible to minimize debris falling in your yard. We will also have several trucks near your home, we will do our best to keep your access open to your driveway. This may mean that we will have to park one or more trucks in front of your neighbors home. If you are concerned that your neighbors will feel inconvenienced, you may want to notify them of the work being done so they are prepared.
During the roofing process, as with any construction project, there will be noise inside the house and out, that you are not accustomed to. We will be using electric and pneumatic powered tools, along with some hand tools.
While work is in progress, we will be loading and moving material, and other operations that will cause vibrations to the interior walls and ceiling of your home. We are very careful and respectful of your property, but total elimination of vibrations is impossible. If you feel that this vibration would cause any disturbance of pictures or light fixtures such as ceiling fans or chandeliers, you should remove those items from the walls/ceiling to prevent damage. Our site Supervisor or Associate will be happy to assist you if needed.
There will be debris from any construction project, most debris comes from a tear off. We try very hard to make sure that all debris is removed from the area the day we tear off, and again when we are finished with the project. We ask that you take precautions while we are there and stay clear of the debris until we have had a chance to remove it. Once we have left, we recommend you inspect your yard for any small nails or wood prior to mowing.
As mentioned before, when we tear off an old roof, debris will fall to the ground, this could include flower beds, shrubs, bushes, if close to your house. We will make every attempt to protect the landscaping you have worked so hard on. We ask that you assist us in this process, by informing us of any particularly delicate items and suggest or put in place the adequate protection. We are there to enhance the beauty of your home.
We thank you for taking the time to let us inform you of the roofing process. We pride ourselves in making this process pleasant, rewarding, and educational for our customers from the very first phone call to the time the job is completed.