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Preparing for a Visit From a Roofing Contractor

If you own a home in the Toronto area and are looking to have your existing roof repaired, or a new roof installed, then it’s important to know how to prepare for a visit from a contractor. By knowing what to expect, you can prepare your family and avoid the disruptions that roof work may cause.

Here’s how you can get yourself ready.

Understand the Process

It’s not every day that you get you seek roof repairs in Toronto, so it’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what to expect. Before committing to an appointment, gather as much information as you can about your contractor’s processes. Ask for details about the amount of materials required, the space needed on your property to house materials during the work, the expected timeline, the work schedule, if they’ll clean up, and the costs associated with the job. By covering off these details, there will be no surprises once the project is underway.

Set a Budget When Requesting Roofing Services for your Toronto Home

Before committing to a roofing project, it’s a good idea to have a budget in mind. While you may not always have a say on the roofing requirements of an emergency repair situation, if you are choosing to replace your current roof, discuss costs of various roofing materials. 

At Alpine Roofing, our contractors will provide an inspection of your property to determine the costs associated with the job. We are transparent and will advise you of costs up front so you are able to budget. For the cost, consider the materials, labour and any other expenses that may arise over the course of your roof leak repairs in Toronto. Let your contractor know what your budget is too. That way they can work within it.

Preparing Your Home for the Visit

Depending on the extent of the work being done, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your home is protected from any dust or damage while the roofing contractors are working on your house:

On the inside

  • Remove all items that are directly under the area being repaired.
  • Cover furniture with old sheets to protect it from dust.
  • Remove pictures and frames from all walls located near the repairs.
  • Don’t leave valuables out in the open.

On the outside

  • Remove lawn ornaments and furniture directly under the roof.
  • Cover outdoor plants with a tarp to protect them from dust and debris.
  • Make sure the driveway is clear.
  • Let your neighbours know that you’re having a company is company to perform roofing services and how long it is expected to take.

Plan for the Unexpected

Expect the best, but plan for the worst. Here are some of the things that could throw a wrench into your plans:

  • Bad weather
  • Materials are unavailable or backordered
  • Additional work is required depending on the extent of damage or unforeseen circumstances

Contact Alpine Roofing for Professional Roofing Service

Alpine Roofing has over 43 years of experience taking care of all of Toronto’s roof repair and installation needs. Our expert roofing services are available to homeowners in Etobicoke, Toronto and surrounding areas.

Contact us for a free estimate or to book an appointment today!