Roof replacement is a major home improvement that requires proper planning. The more you know about the things involving your project, the better you can prepare for it. One thing that can help ensure your project’s success is working with a GAF Master Elite roofer like Ken Morton & Sons LLC. Another is asking them questions before the actual construction starts.
Here are essential roof-related questions to ask your contractor.
How Long Will It Take to Replace My Roof?
Your project’s duration depends on several factors, such as the size of your home. Sometimes, additional repairs are necessary before proceeding with the actual roof replacement. Certain materials can also take more time to install than others. Besides the roof, your contractor might need to replace other components, such as soffits, fascia and gutters. Usually, it takes professionals one to three days to replace a roof of a 1,000 to 2,000 sq. ft. house.
Should I Stay at Home During the Roof Replacement?
It’s your decision if you are staying or leaving your home during the project. However, you can expect experienced roofing contractors to recommend leaving the house when construction is ongoing. Replacing a roof can involve a lot of dust, mess and noise. If you work from home, the banging sounds can distract you from completing tasks.
If you choose to remain at home, you should stay out of the workers’ way during the roof replacement. Always be careful when going outside the house because your roofer might not notice that there is a person below. Be cautious of the debris that could fall while the crew is tearing off the old materials. Roofers usually notify homeowners when they are about to remove the old roofing materials, so they know which parts of the property to avoid.
Is It Safe to Leave Pets at Home?
You can leave pets at home, but it’s not a good idea. It’s hard to predict how your fur baby would react to all the noise and strangers in the house. Do you have a pet who’s scared of thunderstorms? If so, take it as a sign to evacuate them during the project.
Whether you need a new roof or siding replacement, you can turn to Ken Morton & Sons LLC. Call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve clients around Woodstown, NJ.