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How To Prepare For Your Home’s Roofing Replacement

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Your roof experiences plenty of wear and tear over its lifetime, as keeping your home safe from the elements is a full-time job. Everything from the type of roofing material, when it was installed, and how well the roofing contractors installed it all have a significant impact on your roof’s viability. When it comes time to replace your roof, you need to assess your home and get ready for the contractors to go through and perform the installation. Here are some of the essential tips you need to know before you start replacing your roof. 

Choose The Right Roofing Contractor

Now that you have decided that the time has come to replace your roof, you need to find a contractor you can trust to give you a roof that can last upwards of 20 years or more. The right roofing contractor can help identify potential water damage on your roofing deck, understand the building codes that must be followed in your area, and help you know the average costs of a roof replacement

Choosing a roofing contractor like Elegant Exteriors, LLC means that you’ve selected an experienced team that knows how to install a new roof quickly and efficiently. We help our clients pick the right materials for their home roof repair and provide them with a long-lasting roofing solution. 

Get The Area Around Your Home Ready

Before the new roofing installation can begin, the roofing contractors may have a dumpster delivered to your home before they arrive. They’ll utilize it throughout the installation for the old layer of shingles and keep them out of the way. In some cases, you can utilize roofing shingle recycling programs to repurpose your old shingles and use them for future use. 

Your new shingles will also be delivered to your home in the days leading up to the installation. Coordinating with your contractor about any cars that need to be moved to provide the team room to store the materials and get to work is crucial. 

What To Do On Day One Of The Project

With any home improvement project, you want to ensure that the work area and everything around it are ready to go once the team shows up. That includes checking with the team if they need you to keep your pets inside and away from the workspace, protecting any statues or garden pieces, and keeping backyard gates open so your contractors can get in and out of the yard with ease. 

The Final Day And Beyond

Part of the final steps you take during the installation process consists of walking the perimeter of your home and inspecting the work done to your roof, looking for any potential issues. You can also take this time to check the landscape, gutters, and driveway for debris that could prove problematic if left unattended. Ask questions about the installation and ensure you have hard copies of the building permit, contract, insurance policy, and manufacturer’s warranty to cover all of your bases. 

New Roof Giveaway From Elegant Exteriors, LLC

You know your local community better than anyone else. You know who among your neighbors are active forces of good and change in your neighborhood. These are individuals who place the needs of others ahead of themselves and focus on being a positive influence on everyone they meet. If you live in the Monmouth, Ocean, Or Burlington County area and know of such a selfless person in your community that needs a new roof, our new roof giveaway can provide the help they need. 

With your deserving recipient in mind, fill out the entry form in its entirety, with contact information, home address, and the story of how they are deserving of winning a new roof! Be as descriptive as possible in telling us the story of why your nominee deserves to win the contest. We accept applications through September 30th, 2021, with the winner announced on October 30th and the new roof installed in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

For information about Elegant Exteriors’ roof installation services and our new roof giveaway, contact our team today

Don’t delay, call today for your free roof evaluation and estimate.
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