Our 5-Phase Re-Roofing Process
September 05, 2019 at 3:43 PM
Replacing your roof is a big job, so you want to engage a company with a lot of experience in providing quality and professional roofing solutions. It can be difficult to decide who to choose. After all, how do you what to expect when you’re only engaging a re-roofing business maybe once or twice in your lifetime?
Here at Roof Auckland, our success has a formula. We know re-roofing your home isn’t a regular occurrence, so we use effective communication from the outset—as well as quality materials and experienced tradespeople—to ensure our customers’ satisfaction for every single project. How do we do that? With a simple yet comprehensive five-step process that keeps you informed and involved. Learn more about our re-roofing process below!
Phase One: Acceptance
The foundation of any solid renovation job is a total understanding of where you’re starting and how you’ll be proceeding. With that principle in mind, we carry out a complete inspection of your property and deliver a comprehensive report that includes our recommendations, alongside photographs of any necessary repairs.
During this stage, we offer advice on materials and what would best suit your home. This will be largely dependent on the environment you’re located in. Roof Auckland boasts a wide selection of ColorCote® and COLORSTEEL® materials that can withstand New Zealand’s coastal conditions for a long period of time, while also providing the ideal aesthetic for our customers. For example, if you are near a beach and need to deal with a large amount of salt in the air, or greater UV exposure, the material choices will differ significantly.
If you are unsure about how the materials will work with the architecture of your home, we are happy to aid you in the decision-making process.
Phase Two: Planning
Once you’re aware of what needs to be done and which materials we will be using, our design and build team will work with you to create a plan. Here, we create a construction timeline, which factors in your schedule and any financial requirements (such as waiting for a loan to be approved). Additionally, we factor in the placement of materials, the number of workers on site at particular times, and the safety equipment we will need to set up prior to beginning the build.
If you have any animals or children on-site, or if you operate a business from home, don’t hesitate to let us know about it! We will endeavour to keep all disturbances to a minimum.
Phase Three: Compliance
This step is one that is often overlooked by homeowners because it doesn’t relate directly to construction. We offer a full end-to-end service, which includes informing our clients of any permits or permissions they need to attain before we begin construction. This is an incredibly crucial part of the re-roofing process because it’s essential for getting a valid roof warranty once the build is over. Building consents and warranties assure you that your roof will hold up through the years, as well as helping you to avoid any nasty fines.
Another important consideration here is the removal of asbestos. If your home was built prior to the 1980s, it’s possible that the insulation in the ceiling is made from asbestos and is therefore dangerous to remove. To prevent any harm coming to the inhabitants of your home, and to keep to the government’s guidelines regarding asbestos removal, we will help our customers by using accredited asbestos removal companies. We can take care of the air-monitoring after the removal, which ensures there is no lingering hazardous asbestos.
If you have any questions about the paperwork side of things, we’ll happily guide you through that process using our years of industry experience as roofing contractors in Auckland.
Phase Four: Project Launch Phase
Before we even pick up a hammer, we have to make sure that the site is safe to work on. While our people practically live on roofs, that doesn’t mean they can do the job without the appropriate safety equipment. Erecting edge protection, scaffolding and anchor points for harnesses is how we keep our workers (and you) safe from harm throughout the entire building process.
We’ll also work with you to establish places on the property for storage of materials, and keep to any other requests you have about our work on-site. We understand that we are coming to your home to do the work, and we always want our clients to feel safe and comfortable while the job is underway.
Then, we get started. Our crews are always punctual, and we pride ourselves on keeping the homeowners informed about how far along the re-roofing has come each day. If we encounter any problems that may require an additional cost, we inform you immediately rather than going ahead and tacking it onto the bill at the end.
Phase Five: Completion Phase
Once we complete your re-roofing project, there a number of after-care tasks we carry out. This includes helping our clients through the process of having the roof inspected by an expert, getting the dimensions and materials documented, and attaining a warranty for the lifespan of your completed roof. During the span of the warranty, you can claim the costs of any repairs that fall under its jurisdiction.
When all of that is done and dusted, we pack up and recycle all our waste. All that’s left once we leave is to head inside and enjoy the surety of a good, solid roof overhead.
Get the job done properly
If you’re looking into getting re-roofing in Auckland, we’re the guys to get in touch with. We work with our clients to create a plan that works for them, and pride ourselves on a clean site, recycled materials, and safe practices. Ready for a re-roofing? Give us a call now!