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Podcast: What Happens After My New Roof Is Installed?

Posted December 6, 2017 by Jerry Becker

In this episode, Jerry talks about what happens to your new roof after we finish the installation. There is a lot more to it than you may realize.

Podcast Transcription: RoofLifeB029-202

Shayla: You are listening to the Roof Life of Oregon podcast and I’m talking with Jerry. Jerry, what should a homeowner expect when a roofing project is completed?

Jerry: There’s a lot of things to expect once your project is completed. One of the biggest things or feedbacks that we get from our clients is when we put the roof on. There’s like an overhang around your house. And when we put a roof on there’s plywood that you see when you look up and you’ll see nails that pop through. So I get clients that come to me before we do the project and say “you’re not going to do it like the last roofer are you and have the nails pop through my overhangs on my house?” And that’s when we have to be a little bit more candid or upfront about it and say, yes, you are going to have nails that are going to stick through your plywood. It’s not pretty. Clients don’t like it but there’s nothing we can do about it.

Jerry: It’s one of those necessary evils. It’s in the manual of the installation guide for any shingle manufacturer out there that a nail actually has to go completely through the plywood and stick out. It’s not pretty. But things to do after we get done putting your roof on is you will want to have a touch up painter come around and touch up sections of the roof. Touch up some siding because there are places where when we put a roof right next to the house we have to take the siding off to put the flashing up in there correctly. And there will be some paint that needs to occur. So it’s little things like that, the little details that we want to make sure that people understand. Yes, it’s a construction project. Yes, you’re putting a roof on. But there are other things that you will have to do to follow up with it to make sure that it’s a complete working system.

Shayla: You mentioned that there are some things that you should expect specifically this time of year. What are those?

Jerry: We do roof year around. And when we roof year around, we do have all kinds of weather that comes at us. So there’s a couple of different things that hit us. Right now we have a client that’s up in the hills of Portland and they’re way up in the air and they are five hundred and fifty feet up there compared to the valley floor. They have a lot of wind driven rain. A lot of wind and just a lot of weather up there, compared to what you had down in the valley. So our guys are only able to work two to three days of the week versus in the valley, we can work five days of the week, because our guys physically can’t put a roof on when it’s windy and rainy at the same time. It’s just not safe. So the project’s going to take longer.

The other thing that you’re going to run into is we are in the rainy season. And when you have rain, your grass gets saturated, your dirt gets saturated. But we have to walk around the house. We will do everything we can to minimize any kind of damage. But you are going to have little trails where you see us walking around your house. And don’t worry, grass will recover. It’ll come back to life beautifully green next spring. But it is something that you’re going to see, is you’re going to have a little bit of discomfort with the general construction during the wintertime.

Shayla: We’ve talked about previous segments how Roof Life of Oregon does go the extra mile though to take care of your home. I mean, you guys are going to do everything you can to make sure it’s not permanent damage, right?

Jerry: Correct. Yeah, we do go the extra mile because the last thing we want you to do is to have a landscaping project come about after your roofing project is done. So, yes we do everything we possibly can to lessen that chance or probability of damage in anything. We take a lot of care and a lot of pride in what we do no matter what time of year it is. If you have any questions about your roofing project, when you actually sign up with us we have a great Q&A page. It is a question and answer page that comes up. It kind of goes over all the little details down to “I have plates on my wall do I need to take them down because of the vibration?” Yes. Take them down. So it’s a great page to make sure you read through all of it, because it will just set you up for a very nice and comfortable project, and everybody will be happy at the end of the day.

Shayla: All right. So if you would like to work with the team at Roof Life of Oregon this season, reach out to them today. Thanks, Jerry.

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