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Surveying and Bidding

Surveying and Bidding

The thought of replacing or repairing a roof is one of the dreaded aspects to home ownership. Because of the significant cost, time, and project scope, roof replacement is one of the largest home improvement projects many homeowners will endure. As with any large project, there are multiple stages in the process. The first stage of roof replacement is surveying and bidding. The below items will alert homeowners to the items a roofer will be looking at during the surveying and bidding stage of roof replacement.

  • Roof Size: Getting accurate dimensions are important so a roofer knows the amount of materials needed to purchase and the length of time the project will take to complete.
  • Materials Being Removed: The more layers to a roof the longer it will take to complete the project. Additionally, heavier materials add time to the project duration.
  • Roof Slope: Steeper roofs are more time intensive for replacement and may have additional layers. This adds additional time for project completion.
  • New Roofing Material: More expensive materials will drive up the cost of the roof replacement and may require additional time for installation.
  • Other Components/Repairs: Oftentimes, there are other repairs that need done when replacing the roof, adding time to the time required to complete the roof replacement.
  • Roof Access: The easier it is to access a roof the easier and less time-consuming the project will take.
  • Time Required: Finally, a roofer will determine the length of time the project should take. On lengthier projects portable restrooms may even be necessary.

Home ownership is a dream many participate in or will so down the road. It is important to be aware of possible pitfalls when purchasing a home to avoid any large unseen expenses such as roof replacement. If you are in the unfortunate situation of needing a roof repair or replacement it is best to have some knowledge on the thought process of a roofer. The above items illustrate a roofer’s considerations in the first step of roof replacement, the surveying and bidding stage.

Who to Contact

If you need a roof replacement, new roof, roof repair or roof maintenance, the roofing specialists at Crown Roofing are here to help. Crown Roofing offers regular inspections and can help to repair current roofing systems, perform a roof replacement or install a new roofing system to keep your family or business safe. We have offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Pompano Beach. Call us today for a free estimate.

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What to Consider When Replacing Your Roof

What to Consider When Replacing Your Roof

Most homeowners dread the thought of roof replacement; however, your roof is what is keeping you and your family safe.   Replacing a roof is a major home improvement project that costs thousands of dollars.   Because roofs last for years, the decisions you make regarding roof replacement will affect you for a long time.   There are several important factors you should consider when replacing your roof.

Cost

While there is no quick way to know the cost of a new roof, replacing a roof will definitely be costly.  The cost of roofing replacement varies by region, material type, tear off cost plus other factors.  It is important to be prepared in the event you need to replace a roof as cost is such an important factor in the decision.

Timing

Waiting too long to replace a roof or replacing a roof too early can have negative consequences.  Leaks have the potential to damage other parts of your roofing system or even your home itself.  Additional damage to your roof or home can be expensive, therefore it is important to realize the importance of timing when replacing a roof.

Interruption/Noise

Replacing a roof is both a lengthy and noisy process.   When replacing a roof homeowners should be aware of the length of time the project will take and plan their days accordingly.  Homeowners should consider whether they should move for the short-term or tolerate the loud noises that come with replacing a roof.

Materials

Choosing the materials for your new roof is another important aspect to consider when replacing a roof.  The climate of your home, the quality of your new roof, and your budget are the most important factors in determining which materials to choose.   An experienced roofer can help you understand your options and help you make an educated decision based off your individual needs.

Contractor

Replacing a roof may seem like a daunting expensive task.  Considering these five factors will help you in the process of replacing your roof.  As with all roofing decisions, it is important to choose a qualified, experienced, reputable contractor.  The professionals at Crown Roofing knowledgeable and experienced with all areas concerning roof replacement.  We handle all types of roofing systems including tile, shingle, metal and flat low slope roofing.  There is no job too big and no job task too small for Crown Roofing.  We have offices in Central, South, and Southwest Florida.  Call us Today for a free estimate.