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The Roofing Process: From Estimate to Roof Installation

The time it takes to replace a roof can vary. It depends on factors such as project complexity, weather, material availability, and contractor scheduling. 


Shingled Midwest Roof with asphalt shingles
Navigating the Steps of Roof Replacements


Here's a general overview of the steps involved:


Inspection: The process typically begins with a homeowner requesting an estimate. You will receive a free 12-Point Inspection to check the roof's condition, size, and any specific needs or preferences you have. After our inspection, we will provide you with a free estimate. 


Estimate: After receiving the estimate, the homeowner can call our office to arrange a meeting with a salesman. The salesman will answer any questions and finalize the contract, discussing the details of the work, materials, and cost. During the meeting, we'll show you different shingle colors to choose from. We'll also ask for a ⅓ deposit to secure your spot on our schedule. 


Permitting: You may need a permit, depending on local regulations and the extent of the roofing project. The time needed to obtain your permit can vary but may take a few weeks.


Crane lifting roofing materials to rooftop for installation

Material Selection and Delivery: The contractor will order the necessary roofing materials, which can take some time to arrive. Delays may occur because of material shortages or custom orders. We deliver your materials once the roof is prepped and ready for your replacement so your property stays clean, organized, and safe. 



Scheduling Installation: After approval, we will call you to schedule your project. Roofing contractors often have busy schedules, especially during peak seasons. The scheduling can depend on the contractor's availability, the project's complexity, and the weather. Rain may delay scheduling because it affects the safety, quality of work, materials, work efficiency, and roof underlayment.


Homeowners should be flexible with scheduling to ensure a successful and long-lasting roof replacement. Scheduling projects 6 weeks to several months out is typical.



Tear-Off and Preparation: First, we will remove your old roof and fix any decking issues. This process can take a few days, depending on the size and complexity of the roof.


Roof installation: Installing your home's new roof can take a few days to finish. Part of our process includes ongoing cleaning on the job site. This ensures our work area and the homeowner's property remain in good condition. Inspections may also take place during the installation to inspect the new roof, so it complies with local building codes.


Invoicing: After finishing the job, you will receive an invoice or a phone call for the final payment. This happens at the end of the process. Homeowners and salesmen should perform a final check to ensure that they have completed all the work to the homeowner's liking. 


The process of getting a new roof can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months. The length of time it takes depends on various factors.


Be Worry-Free with Ken-Z

Rushing to get a roof replaced at the last minute may lead to scheduling difficulties, higher costs, and potential issues with the quality of work due to time constraints. Avoiding a roof replacement can have many negative consequences, so call us today at 815-395-8244 to schedule your free 12-point inspection.

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