The Dos and Don’ts of Roof Replacement

The Dos and Don’ts of Roof Replacement

When your roof gives way, it opens doors to a plethora of tasks for you to fulfill as a homeowner.

From making the choice to select between old and new roofing materials to deciding which contractor you want to hire, your roof replacement options seem to be endless. To add fuel to that fire, you also have a clock ticking  to get the repairs completed as soon as possible so you and your family could go back to a life free of construction nuisance.


Considering this, it is easy to make fast decisions that seem beneficial at the time of you taking them, but which could prove to be wrong and harmful in the long run.

Here is a list of quick dos and don’ts that you could follow in order to save yourself from the negative effects of your roof replacement decisions.



  • Ask family and friends for references about roofers that they have hired and trusted in the past for good results.
  • Perform extensive research before hiring a roofer in order to ensure that they are reliable.
  • Check the reviews for the roofer at online platforms, and revered institutions such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Consider the different roofing materials that are available, as well as their longevity and other benefits.
  • Make a comprehensive list of pros and cons of different materials, as well as their short-term consequences and long-term effects on your financial decisions.
  • Make room for additional costs than the ones provided by the roofers, since anything could happen during the roof replacement project that could justifiably call for additional costs.
  • Discuss involved costs with your family in order to manage your expenses optimally.
  • Review proposed deadlines to know the the estimates for completion. You need to make sure that your roofer is going to complete the project.
  • Schedule your personal and family activities according to the deadlines provided by the roofer.
  • Push the roofer to meet the deadlines in an optimal manner. If the deadlines are not being met, then politely ask for a reason.
  • Call for an inspection from a third-party once the roof replacement project has been completed, so that you could get a second opinion.


  • Avoid hiring roofers just because they provide lower costs and look into other factors as well. Lower pricing could mean that you will not get the same kind of high quality services as high priced roofers.
  • Keep yourself from making hasty decisions in terms of roofing materials, color and patterns. Depending on the type of roofing you choose, it is going to stay with you for decades. Therefore, ensure to take your time in making this important decision.
  • Prevent hasty decisions in terms of finances. Do not go for a roofing material that you cannot afford and instead choose one that you can have installed easily.
  • Avoid turning a blind eye to deadlines. Even if your hired roofer is as reliable as they come, you should keep having regular meetings about the deadlines and the crucial nature of them so that they could do all they can in order to complete your project on time.

In order to make sure that you have a reliable roofer at your side who could help you make decision as a team and guide you through the process, consider contacting Academy Roofing Inc. With experience of over 37 years and proficiency in various roofing segments, Academy Roofing Inc. can ensure to provide you with optimal roof replacement services.