What to Expect When Getting a New Roof

The time has come for you to get your roof replaced. You’ve met with an estimator, explored your financing options, and have selected a roofing contractor. However, you are really unsure about what comes next and want to know what you should expect during your roof replacement. While the experience may vary from company to company, we have outlined the Roof Commander roof replacement process. So, if you want to know what to expect when getting a new roof, read on…


Contract Signing

Once your contract is signed and your down payment is arranged, we will help you select your product- whether it’s deciding on the type of roof you’d like going forward or choosing the material you want for your roof. Our office will also begin working with the local permitting department to make sure all the necessary permits are secure. We will also come by and place a sign in your yard to notify your neighbors that work will be starting in the near future.


What to expect when you get a new roof, reroof process, roof replacementScheduling

We will work with you to schedule the delivery of materials and the beginning of your installation.


Material Delivery

Our material supplier will deliver the materials needed for your roof replacement and make sure they are in place for our team to start the job. Our team will come out to inspect the materials to ensure the correct amounts and colors have been delivered.During this time, the second draw of your balance is due. You can arrange this payment directly with your job’s superintendent.


Trailer/ Dumpster Delivery

One of our drivers will deliver the trailer/ dumpster a day or two prior to your scheduled start date. The trailer/ dumpster will be placed on your driveway as close to the home as possible. To do this, we request you make sure all vehicles are removed from the garage prior to delivery. Additionally, we ask that you refrain from throwing any household trash or furniture in the dumpster as this will result in an additional dumpster fee.


Posting of the Permit

We will typically post your permits the day we start working so you don’t have to worry about it getting lost or stolen. The permit will be inside of a large Ziplock bag and will be taped to a door or window on the front of your home. It’s important to keep in mind that the permit MUST remain in place until the inspector completes the final inspection. As the homeowner, you are responsible for the permit and ensuring that it is not moved.


What to expect when you get a new roof, reroof process, roof replacementStarting the Job

Our office will call you the night before (or Friday if the job is scheduled for a Monday), to confirm that we will be starting your roof. The superintendent will be onsite to confirm all materials and supplies are onsite. Once the job starts, the first step will be for the crew to start removing your current roof.


In Progress

Once the job is confirmed to move forward, the daily start time can vary depending on factors such as your community’s guidelines and the weather. Once the crews start work, it’s important to keep in mind a roof replacement is major construction. It will be noisy. However, our crews do their best to be mindful of the noise whenever possible.

As the crews are working, they also make an effort to keep the property is clean as possible. They will clean up each day and do a magnet sweep of the property to ensure all debris from the day is collected. Also, it is important to keep in mind that, if required by your county, the inspector may visit to conduct an in-progress inspection of the work.


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Once the job is complete, our team will run a magnet sweep across your property to ensure all the nails and other materials have been collected. Our superintendent will inspect the roof for quality control and take photographs of the final product. The superintendent will run a magnet sweep as well.


Final Walkthrough

Your estimator will do a final walkthrough with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied and nothing was missed during the job. He will do one final magnet sweep of your property. As we complete our working relationship, the estimator will ask you for a few references of other people who may need roofing services, while also requesting you leave us an online review.


Final Payment

At this point, your final invoice will be presented, and the estimator will pick up the final payment.


Do you still have questions about getting a new roof? No problem! We would love to chat