Roofing Process Guideline
While roofing your home here are some things to keep in mind during the process. Getting your roof done is very exciting, but it can also be kind of stressful. Here are a few tips to make the job go smoother, and some common bumps that occur along the way.
1. When tearing off your roof there will likely be some debris that fall into your attic. If you have any exposed items or open boxes in the attic space you may want to pull them out or cover them.
2. There may be a drop box or trailer around the job site area for a while. During the peak season it sometimes may take up to a week after the job is finished to remove the drop box from the job site and dump the material due to the fact that 80% of the construction in Oregon is done in 6 months.
3. If you have anything upstairs that is lightly resting on the wall, it would be a good idea to take it down. The home will be slightly jostled during the roofing process.
4. Be flexible with dates. We will do all we can to get your roof started and finished on time, but we can be held up by weather, the permit process, shingle shipments, etc. Due to this we can not positively guarantee we will start or finish by a certain date. We will do our best to work with you, and keep you posted of any hiccups in the job process, but it may start a day or two earlier, or finish a day or two later than we previously planned on during the estimating process.
5. Your roof will usually be loaded a day or two before the job starts. The truck can be noisy, and it can be rather disruptive if you work from home. I can coordinate with my suppliers, and try to nail down a 4-6 hour window in which the material is delivered, however, if you really need them to come back later in the day, usually they can accommodate.
6. When we tear off the roof, if the drop box is on the street instead of close to the home, we will need to stage the job in an area near the home. We will tarp this area, but be aware that your yard, plants and shrubbery may become slightly tattered due to the roofing process.
7. If for any reason you want us to stop the job before completion it will be billed on a time and material basis. We will not charge you for any time we spent estimating or ordering on the job, but labor hours will be billed on a cost of $65 per hr. plus material cost.
8. Diagnosing a leak in a roof is not an exact science, but a process of deduction, engineering, and trial and error. Often when you patch one leak or correct one area of the roof field, there are still issues with the roof as a whole, so the leak moves, and we must continue to chase the leak until you manage to direct and funnel the water off the roof field. Due to this there may take more than one trip to the job site to repair a leak.