How to replace your roof

Oversee the installation process

Though you aren’t an expert on roofing, you should be involved in the installation process. Talk to the roofing crew on the first day to establish good communications and make sure your expectations are clear.

For example, politely explain that you expect the yard to be cleaned up at the end of each work day. Don’t assume the crew has memorized every provision of your contract. Keep an eye on your roof as it’s being installed and ask questions. Resolve any disagreements by contacting the manufacturer or your local building department.

If they do a good job, show your gratitude by recommending them to others.