Important Steps to Take Before Your Roof Replacement

By December 12, 2017Roofing

Most homeowners have to plan for a roof replacement project at some point, so it’s important to be prepared. Replacing your roof, however, isn’t as easy as getting a new roof estimate and then waiting for the replacement. Nomad Roofing explains how the process works:

Important Steps to Take Before Your Roof Replacement

  • Check Your Contractor’s Credentials – There are three things you need to do before starting your roofing project. First, you need to check your contractor’s licenses. An experienced and licensed contractor is necessary for a successful roof replacement. You also need to check if the contractor is insured. Lastly, research the contractor, and look for customer testimonials and comments. If possible, ask the contractor for local references.

  • Pay Attention During the Roofing Estimate – During the estimate, the roofing contractor will take measurements and inspect the current roof for any signs of damage. The estimate they provide should include a breakdown of all the initial charges, an estimated start and completion date, and pictures of the problem areas. As a roofing and eavestrough repair expert, we recommend asking your contractor about any cost not included in the estimate.
  • Get a Roof Replacement Permit – An inspection will take place once your new roof is finished to determine if it complies with your area’s building codes. Some contractors make the effort to acquire the permits for the roofing project. In some cases, the task belongs to the homeowner. Discuss this with your prospective contractor during your first meetings.

Once you know what to expect, your roof replacement project can become less stressful. Do your research, make preparations, and work with the right roofing company. Nomad Roofing is the leading choice for all sorts of roofing services, including soffit installation, roof replacement, roof repairs and roof maintenance. Call us at (780) 686-8386 to learn more about roof replacement. We serve many areas in Alberta, including Sherwood Park. You can also request a consultation.