4 Simple Tips for a Safer and Stress-Free Roof Replacement

Feb. 17 2017

Roof replacement may seem like an intimidating undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. In today’s post, Vinylume, the expert in Connecticut roofing, shares four handy tips on how to achieve a safe and stress-free roof replacement process.

Roof Replacement

1. Hire the right roofing company. A roof installation is not something you want to leave to an amateur. You need a contractor with exceptional expertise to ensure that your new roof is properly installed and will provide long-lasting protection.

Start by getting local referrals from your friends and neighbors, then cross check these companies on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), where you can look up their scores and reviews. Vinylume has an A rating from BBB, plus Master Elite™ certification from GAF®, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. When you choose us for your new Westchester roofing, expect only highest-quality materials and superior workmanship. We also have all the necessary business licenses and insurance.

2. Apply for a building permit. You need a building permit to ensure that the project adheres to safety and quality standards specific to your state. Make sure to have the building permit in hand before construction begins—otherwise you may be subject to fines or even forced removal of your new roof.

3. Prepare your home. Roof replacement is a messy and noisy process. Be sure to protect and prepare your living spaces for the work ahead. Cover your furniture, bedding, and clothes to keep them clean and undamaged. Talk to your roofer and confirm what measures they’ll take in preventing unnecessary mess and damage to your property. Make sure they offer ways to protect your landscaping and outdoor living spaces during the process. Installing your new Norwalk roofing might take a few days, so you may want to arrange for a place to stay in the meantime. Additionally, inform your neighbors of the project so they can make their own preparations.

4. Read the fine print on your warranty. Your roofing warranty adds an extra layer of protection to you and your investment in the unlikely event of material defects or sloppy installation. As a GAF Master Elite roofer, Vinylume can offer Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, which comes with 50-year coverage on materials and 20-year protection on workmanship. It also includes a 40-point checkup from a GAF-certified inspector to ensure that the installation complies with the brand’s quality standards.

Turn to Vinylume for a stress-free roof replacement project. Call us today at (866) 244-8029 to get a free consultation.

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