What should I expect during my roof installation?
Noise. As soon as you read the headline, I bet noise popped into your head immediately. For homeowners who haven’t been through the reroofing process personally but have been awakened too early by the sound of banging next door, it might be all they know about it. Obviously, reroofing requires a lot more than that, so here are some other things to expect…at least if you hire a quality roofing company.
Lots of tarps
At Peak Roofing & Construction, before the first old shingle is pulled off, we make sure your property stays protected from the massive undertaking that’s about to happen. We put tarps over shrubs, landscaping, swimming pools, grills and other valuable features of your home’s exterior. However, to be perfectly safe, we also recommend you put away possessions that can’t easily be replaced including small decorative flowerpots, bird baths, and statues.
Multiple stages of work
Before a new roof goes on, the old one comes off. That means a lot of worn-out shingles coming down. Once removed, we do a thorough inspection of the wood underneath. All soft, wet, and rotted wood needs to be replaced. We also make sure the wood is securely fastened to the rafters and re-nailed as needed. Then the underlayment is installed to keep moisture from seeping through. All this takes place before shingle installation. In a way, the shingles are the icing on a multi-layer protective cake.
Like many home improvement projects, there is an unavoidable, temporary mess. And home projects don’t get much bigger than replacing a roof. But the mess is not only temporary, it’s also not your problem. Peak’s crews always clean-up our work sites thoroughly, hauling away debris and even using magnets to retrieve stray nails.
As for the noise…
As soon as some brilliant inventor starts selling a noiseless roofing hammer, we will be the first in line to buy a few cases. Until then, we have to work with what we have. I would offer a couple of insider tips for minimizing the effects of the noise. First, think about anxious pets who would really hate roofing day and consider keeping them elsewhere during the process. Second, be a good neighbor and warn them ahead of time so they are prepared and can make other plans if they choose.
About Peak Roofing & Construction
Peak Roofing & Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 in Dallas-Fort Worth (residential & commercial) including Little Elm, North Dallas, and Prosper.