The short answer is, don’t wait until the water is pouring through the roof into your cereal before you do something about it. A good rule-of-thumb is the number of years since you last replaced your roof, but there are many details to consider:
I can’t tell if you are planning to do the actual job yourself, or if you are going to hire a roofing company to do it, but I’ll try to answer both questions.
Firstly, if you’ve never replaced a roof before, I would highly recommend, now is not the time to start. Replacing a roof is not the most complex part of home construction, but it has a few extra risks that don’t come with, say, replacing the carpet with Swedish pine wood flooring.
The short answer is, every house is different, of course, but there are commonalities across all houses that make it possible to answer “in a matter of days”.
If bad weather is expected in four or five days, a roofing company can double up on staff for existing projects in the knowledge that in a few days, everyone is going to have a week off. The roofing project that was planned to last seven days will now talk just three. That’s because there are six people on your roof instead of three, and they’re working twelve hour days instead of the usual eight.
Should I hire an independent roofing company to install the roof on the house I am building in Bellevue?
Assuming your question is a choice between asking your general contractor to take care of it versus managing the roofing project yourself but still outsourcing it, ideally, it is best if your general contractor / builder were to manage it. They will, in all likelihood, outsource it to a roofing specialized company, but the advantage you have here is, having a single point of responsibility for the entire house building project.
Several factors determine how difficult a roof is to replace. You say you live in Kirkland, so we already know that weather is going to play a role, but let me spell out what’s important. A lot of it will be obvious, and some of it is particular to a person’s exact house, but this will help you ask the right questions when it comes to talking to a potential roofing company.
Days Are Growing Shorter
The days are getting shorter as this Autumn season deepens. Roofing is a daytime task, so working with a well-organized roofer is of special benefit at this time of year.
Blue Star Roofing
Blue Star Roofing has been serving Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Snoqualmie and the surrounding area for many years. From inspection to completion of a job, Blue Star respects the fact that your home is where you reside each day. Throughout the year, we attend to your needs in a timely and professional manner.
Life can be very busy, and few of us have a personal assistant. Many of us juggle work, care for children, home and yard maintenance, while also pursuing leisure and activity we enjoy. It is nice to have help.
A Solid Home Base
Most of us have many people, places and things in our life. Periodically, it can feel like too much. Have you considered what you really need to be happy? Even for those of us who like to be on the move, a solid home base can make all the difference.
What is Home to You?
Home is where we come to rest. Home may also be where we work, create and socialize. Whatever the case, a comfortable and beautiful home can provide refuge and rejuvenation.
Roof Repair or Replacement in Snoqualmie, WA
Recent blogs have sited some reasons to have your roof professionally inspected as the seasons change. We’ve primarily been referring to challenges that are likely to call for some repairs to your roof. What if an inspection indicates that the time to install a new roof is approaching?
As we head toward cooler weather, unwelcome guests may be surveying your roof for entry points. We rarely consider that pests such as squirrels and raccoons have been known to find entry into attic areas by way of a weakened roof. If heat is escaping from your roof, pests may be drawn to this and attempt entry. Such pests have been known to break-through weakened areas in a roof.