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The New Roof Buyer's Guide

Our New Roof Installation

We were not yet living in our new home when the new roof was installed. However, we did make it a point to tell our new neighbors of the significant work that would be taking place for about one week, as a courtesy to them. We went to check on the work at least twice a day during the job. We did notice that one of the workers brought his dog with him to the job site; a fact we weren't crazy about, but it didn't do any damage.


Halfway through the job, the contractor called and said that the old roof had been removed and significant termite damage had been found to the underlying wood. We knew from our home inspection and from initial discussions with the contractor that this was a possibility. Termite damage elsewhere in the house noted on the home inspection convinced us that it was to be expected with the roof. As it happened, we had another contractor doing different work for us in the home so he double-checked and confirmed that the wood underneath the roof was indeed rotted. This meant the roofing contractor needed to replace this damaged wood, which was widespread throughout the roof, including some eaves. The extra work meant more labor, materials and, therefore, more money. We didn't know exactly how much needed replacement, but according to the second contractor it was a significant amount. Fortunately, he helped supervise the work and ensure that it was done correctly.


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Buyer's Guide Contents
How Roofs Work
Causes of Roof Problems
Composite and Tile Roofs
Metal Roofs
Roof Price Comparison
Roofing Estimates
Roof Shopping Tips
Our New Roof Installation
The Finished Product
Roof Replacement Checklist
Do-it-Yourself Roof Repairs

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