“With what I know I’ll have coming back with my tax return this spring, I should have enough to take care of the roof replacement we desperately need,” Larry said. “What I want to know is if there’s anything I can do now to make things easier then.”
There are in fact some tasks that can be done in advance of a roof replacement, particularly if you are having a complete tear off done. When a roof is gone, your attic space is exposed to the elements. If you’ve been using this area as storage space, now is a good time to develop an alternative plan for keeping those items. Many families find replacing the roof leads them to discover things that had been in the attic they haven’t seen for many years!
Another task to plan for now is determining how you’ll care for any pets that are easily stressed during the duration of the roof replacement. Having a crew of contractors working on top of the house is more than some dogs or cats can comfortably deal with. Many Plymouth area families find it’s best for everyone if pets spend time at pet daycare or with a boarder during the peak construction period, especially if animals are high strung or fearful.
Your Plymouth roofing contractor will be able to give you an estimate of how long the roof replacement job will take. This can vary based upon the size of your home and the extent of work you’re having done. It is a good idea to understand exactly what the contractor is saying to you, and to make sure you’re clear on when work will begin and when it will be done. It is the nature of roofing that sometimes problems are discovered that need to be addressed: your roofing contractor should keep you appraised of these discoveries promptly.