Roof Replacement: What to Expect

Every homeowner will need a roof replacement at least once in their life unless you move around a lot. And when that moment comes, you’ll quickly learn that it is one of the most challenging situations to navigate. Not even talking about the amount of money you’ll have to invest.

That said, we figured that if you know what to expect, that perhaps it wouldn’t be all that overwhelming to replace your roof. So, we decided to answer some of the questions we typically have to answer during a consultation.

Can my family stay in the house during a roof replacement?

Definitely not! Unless you love the sound of hammers pounding away for extended periods of time, we suggest you find refuge somewhere else for a few days. Don’t worry, we have supervisors on site all the time to make sure your belongings stay safe.

How long does a roof replacement take?
A roof replacement can take anything from 4 days to a week depending on the size of the roof and the materials used. First, we’ll remove existing roof materials after which we’ll do minor repairs on joists, rafters and decking (only if they don’t need replacement too – which will extend the replacement period a little). The next step is to apply a waterproof membrane to protect your roof in future. Then comes the roofing material and flashing around roof penetrations. The final steps include adding gutter material and vent installation to allow your roof to breath.

How much will a roof replacement cost?
A roof replacement is by no means cheap. If your roof was damaged by forces of nature such as hail, wind or fire, you’ll probably be claiming from your insurance. The insurance company will send out an inspector to determine the extent of the damage. You’ll need to submit several quotes from professional roofers. If your replacement is due to negligence, you’ll be liable to pay for it yourself.

For a free quote, speak to the team at Roof Repairs Cape Town. Our fees are extremely competitive and our handy work high-quality. Give us a call today!

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