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Preparing for a Home Improvement Installation

Roof Replacement Checklist

Collis Roofing wants to help you prepare for your Home Improvement project! 

Whether it's a new roof replacement installation, solar installation, windows and doors or roof cleaning, we want to ensure that you are as happy with the process as you are with the finished project on your home in Florida!

Be sure to check the preparation information for the type of roof you will have installed, not what you currently have. 

While projects may vary, this is based on the average home.  Your Estimating Specialist will help manage your expectations by letting you know why your project may need less or additional time based on the details and layout of your roof.

If you have an additional questions, then please contact us at 877-COLLIS1 or fill out a Contact Form.

Shingle Roof Installation

On the morning your shingle roof replacement is ready to begin, the dumpster will arrive approximately between the time of 7-730am.

In order to prevent your vehicles from being stuck in the garage or delaying the trailer delivery, be sure to move your vehicles the night before.

Shortly after, typically around 730-8am, your crew will arrive and will begin to work immediately to perform your tear off of your existing roof.

The shingles will be delivered by a conveyor belt typically in the afternoon.

Depending on the size of your roof, the tear off and dry in is completed by the end of the day.  Your crew will do the tear off and dry in starting from the farthest position from the trailer and move towards the trailer. This prevents your crew from stepping on or damaging any new material installed in this process.

The dry in will protect your home and the wood underneath it from any weather that may occur during your installation.

On the following day, your crew will arrive approximately the same time as before to begin installing the shingles.

Depending on your local municipality, once the roof installation is about at 25% complete, an in progress inspection is typically done.

After the inspection has been completed, your crew will continue the installation until the roof is complete.

Upon completion, a final inspection will been done as well as an inspection with you and your estimator to ensure your satisfaction.

Metal Roof Installation

On the morning your metal roof replacement is ready to begin, the dumpster will arrive approximately between the time of 7-730am.

In order to prevent your vehicles from being stuck in the garage or delaying the trailer delivery, be sure to move your vehicles the night before.

Shortly after, typically around 730-8am, your crew will arrive and will begin to work immediately to perform your tear off of your existing roof.

A tile roof's tear off involves removing one facet at a time. Your crew will never tear off more than they can dry in in a day. If your roof is currently a shingle roof that is being upgraded to a metal roof, this is typically completed in one day.

Your crew will do the tear off and dry in starting from the farthest position from the trailer and move towards the trailer. This prevents your crew from stepping on or damaging any new material installed in this process.

The dry in will protect your home and the wood underneath it from any weather that may occur during your installation.

Once the dry in is complete for the entire roof, the metal materials for your roof will be delivered. Your crew will follow the same process as a tear off by installing metal, one facet at a time, and ensuring they move in the same direction to protect the dry in as well as the metal materials.

Metal roofs can take as little as 3 days and as long a few weeks depending on the size of the roof, the number of valleys, pitch and more. Your Estimating Specialist will work closely with your crew prior to the installation to give you a closer understanding of what you can expect regarding your roof.

Depending on your local municipality, once the roof installation is about at 25% complete, an in progress inspection is typically done.

After the inspection has been completed, your crew will continue the installation until the roof is complete.

Upon completion, a final inspection will been done as well as an inspection with you and your estimator to ensure your satisfaction.

Tile Roof Installation

On the morning your tile roof replacement is ready to begin, the dumpster will arrive approximately between the time of 7-730am.

In order to prevent your vehicles from being stuck in the garage or delaying the trailer delivery, be sure to move your vehicles the night before.

Shortly after, typically around 730-8am, your crew will arrive and will begin to work immediately to perform your tear off of your existing roof.

A tile roof's tear off involves removing one facet at a time. Your crew will never tear off more than they can dry in in a day.

Your crew will do the tear off and dry in starting from the farthest position from the trailer and move towards the trailer. This prevents your crew from stepping on or damaging any new material installed in this process.

The dry in will protect your home and the wood underneath it from any weather that may occur during your installation.

Once the dry in is complete for the entire roof, your tile will be delivered. Your crew will follow the same process as a tear off by installing tile, one facet at a time, and ensuring they move in the same direction to protect the dry in as well as the tile materials.

Depending on your local municipality, once the roof installation is about at 25% complete, an in progress inspection is typically done.

After the inspection has been completed, your crew will continue the installation until the roof is complete.

Upon completion, a final inspection will been done as well as an inspection with you and your estimator to ensure your satisfaction.