Planning for a roof replacement can feel overwhelming with all the decisions that need to be made along the way. To help you stay organized, the storm repair experts at Guardian Home Improvement list some essential questions you should ask during your initial roof replacement consultation.


Question #1: Can I Install New Shingles on Top of the Old Ones?

During a roof replacement, you can choose to have the existing shingles torn off before installing the new ones, or to simply install the new shingles on top of the old. Most building codes allow residential roofing structures to have up to two layers of shingles at a time. In some cases it makes sense to layer new shingles on top of the old, while in other circumstances it’s not a good idea. Your roofer can conduct an in-depth inspection of your roofing system and advise you as to the best course of action.

Question #2: How Long Will the Project Take?

While there are various factors that affect how long a roof replacement will take, asking your roofer for a timeline can help set your expectations and plan accordingly. Just keep in mind that things like bad weather or underlying damage in your roofing system that’s found once the project begins could cause delays.

Question #3: Who Will Be in Charge of the Cleanup?

Roof replacement is a messy business. Some roofing companies offer free cleanup services, while others may hire a subcontractor to make sure no rubble gets left behind. Clarify with your contractor who will be responsible for the cleanup.

Guardian Home Improvement can ensure excellent roofing workmanship. We also offer home inspections and storm damage assessments. Call us today at (855) 424-5911 and we’ll be happy to provide a free estimate.